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South Sudan Vice President Denies Joining Machar Rebellion

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Igga cautioned the public against “spreading entertaining wild rumors to create panic” among troubled South Sudan communities.

“Such allegations should be treated with the contempt they deserve,” said Igga.

Meanwhile, the Vice President described his recent visit to China as successful. He said the People’s Republic of China have pledged $29m to support the people of South Sudan.

Addressing the faithful at St Theresa’s Cathedral, Kator, on Monday, Igga said he visited Uganda, Kenya, Germany and China recently to seek support for the country.


He described the outcome of the trips as generally fruitful.

Igga added that some of the countries he visited have pledged support, especially in form of scholarships to help the country rid itself of the high illiteracy rate.

According to a brief from government, the Vice President has also encouraged the reactivation of the sports activities in the country.

Addressing the launch of the South Sudan Olympics Committee at the Basketball Stadium in Juba on Saturday, Igga said sports provide a rare opportunity for all South Sudanese, particularly the youth, to rally together to build peace and unity in the nation.

He asked the youth to do more of the peace building and promotion of the reconciliation and healing processes. The Vice President donated ten thousand South Sudanese pounds to support activities of the taekwondo team.

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