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The human rights and humanitarian crisis in South Sudan’s largest state of Jonglei continues to worsen. The long history of rebellion and inter-ethnic clashes in Jonglei has evolved into three overlapping crises: major intercommunal attacks between Murle and Lou Nuer militias, which have led to thousands of deaths and displacements; anongoing destructive rebellion led by David Yau Yau; and major human rights abuses committed by South Sudan’s army against Murle civilians. The suffering of Jonglei’s civilian population is intensifying from the continuing violence and a lack of access to humanitarian assistance.
New satellite imagery reveals that in Sudan Armed Forces, or SAF, maintains military units within the Safe Demilitarized Border Zone in violation of Sudan and South Sudan’s September 2012 agreements to remove all armed forces in the zone. DigitalGlobe imagery taken in July 2013 shows infantry presence in the Sudanese towns of Keri Kera and al Miquenis.
"Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has said his MDC party has 'disengaged' from the unity government over the treatment of his senior aide."
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"London warned after talks in Sudan on Wednesday that persistent differences between the country's civil war foes threaten to further delay long-promised elections."
"Roy Bennett, a leader of the political party that long fought Zimbabwe’s president but now shares power with him, was sent back to prison on Wednesday in the eastern city of Mutare and formally indicted on terrorism charges."
"The National Congress Party (NCP) has accused the Sudan People's Liberation Movement (SPLM) of acting in bad faith for threatening to withdraw its members from parliament."
"The Security Council today voted unanimously to extend the mandate of the panel of experts monitoring sanctions imposed over the strife-torn Sudanese region of Darfur."