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South Sudanese fleeing violence from their country are staring at the danger of diseases outbreak because aid agencies have insufficient resources to respond to the influx of refugees in to Uganda's West Nile region.

The Kenyan national assembly will debate a motion seeking approval to deploy Kenya Defence Forces in South Sudan, in line with the UN’s request.

South Sudanese citizens have been urged to remain united and fulfill God’s vision for their country. This was said recently during a thanksgiving and prayer service for the nation.

[Nairobi, CPJ] - South Sudanese authorities should immediately launch an independent, thorough investigation into the abduction and beating of journalist Joseph Afandi and punish those responsible, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Colleagues found Afandi dumped near a graveyard in Juba today, beaten and bearing marks of torture, according to press accounts.

[Kigali, Rwanda, By James Karuhanga, TNT], The decision to admit South Sudan as the sixth member of the East African Community is one of the most “historic” by the EAC Heads of State Summit, Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza, the minister for EAC affairs has said.

[Rome, RR] Pope Francis met with bishops from Sudan and South Sudan. The latter is the youngest country in the world, proclaiming its independence in 2011.

One by one, the Pope greeted each bishop. They were accompanied by Cardinal Fernando Filoni, who thanked the Pope during the encounter.

They spoke about a wide variety of topics at the meeting: peace, poverty, and vocations in each country. South Sudan has been in civil war for the last two years, and the violence has created more than a million refugees and internally displaced people.

Afterward, Pope Francis gave them a written message and made sure that all the bishops had it.

"Who will take it to the sick?”

The apostolic nuncios in both countries joined the meeting, which finished with a traditional group photo. The bishops also invited the Pope to visit both countries.

[Yei,South Sudan, TCT] Yei - Rainbow FC girls’ football beat their City Stars FC counterpart to win the football trophy in Yei River State. The colorful game was played at Yei freedom square attended by thousands of fans including officials from state government and nongovernmental organizations in the town.

MTN South Sudan, which is part of MTN Group, the largest telecommunications company in Africa, has expanded its investment policies to uplift sports standards in South Sudan.

JUBA, South Sudan — “If we die, we die with these people.”

[Juba, South Sudan, TCT] A nation’s progress is based not on the natural resources it has but on critical mass of educated populace that have the knowhow to convert available resources into useable and profitable products.

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[New Delhi, TCT]  Leading IT training institute Koenig Solutions has introduced a new Platinum Series of exclusive and highly specialized IT training programs to its already wide range of IT training and certification programs to help equip its corporate clients with high-end technical skills. The Platinum series was launched in a gala event at Oberoi, Bangalore in the presence of over 100+ IT Partners and esteemed customers on 12th February, 2016.

[Juba, South Sudan,TCT] South Sudanese leaders President Salva Kiir and his first vice president Dr. Riek Machar and second vice president Wani Igga are expected to attend along with new cabinet a special prayer function for peace and healing on Saturday in Juba organised by the South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC).

[ACNS] The Archbishop of Congo, the Most Revd Henri Isingoma, has stepped down, the Province de L'Eglise Anglicane Du Congo (Anglican Church of Congo) announced today. Archbishop Henri, who is also Bishop of Kinshasa, has taken the decision to have a health improvement break and return to theological academia.

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