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Former vice-president of South Sudan Riek Machar at his home in Juba in November. ‘We are going through a very unpredictable period, the most unpredictable since independence,’ he says. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After days of fighting between rival factions in South Sudan’s army, the world’s youngest state finds itself at its most dangerous juncture since decl(...)

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir (right) addresses a news conference at the Presidential Palace in the capital Juba yesterday. Photograph: Hakim George/Reuters

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir declared a curfew in the capital Juba yesterday after overnight clashes between rival factions of soldiers, which h(...)

A coup has been foiled in South Sudan, according to its minister for foreign affairs. Tension has been mounting in the world’s youngest nation since South Sudan president Salva Kiir (pictured) fired his deputy Riek  Machar in July. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.
Attempted South Sudan coup foiled
  • Africa
  • December 16, 2013, 12:12

South Sudan has foiled an attempted coup led by a group of soldiers and politicians, according to its foreign minister. Barnaba Marial Benjamin said s(...)

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