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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: South Sudan Event: The U.S. Embassy has received reports that members of International Non-Governmental Organizations (INGOs) in multiple regions of South Sudan have been threatened by purported youth groups and, in some instances, were subsequently targeted for violence by groups of armed individuals.  Recurring demands by purported youth groups include access to jobs within the organizations, ...
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Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Juba, South Sudan

Location: Kapoeta region, Eastern Equatoria State, South Sudan Event: A youth organization in the Kapoeta region of Eastern Equatoria State has issued a threat against Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) working in the region.  Armed groups may attack or attempt to kidnap foreign nationals in the Kapoeta region.  We advise U.S. citizens to not travel to the area. Actions ...
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U.S. Interim National Security Strategic Guidance

Last month, the Biden Administration released Interim National Security Strategic Guidance to convey how America will engage with the world.  The document includes the following section on Africa (on page 11): “We will also continue to build partnerships in Africa, investing in civil society and strengthening long-standing political, economic, and cultural connections. We will partner ...
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Troika Statement on Economic Reforms and the IMF Staff Monitored Programme

South Sudan’s economy is in fundamental need of far-reaching and irreversible reform.  The last year highlighted its vulnerability to external shocks such as the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, changes in oil prices, severe flooding, and desert locusts.  Investment remains too low to support the sustained economic growth needed to cut the dire food insecurity and, in ...
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