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Malakal town

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2014/04 IGAD ceasefire monitors begin work in Bor on 1st April and Bentiu on 5th April. They are expected to start in Malakal on 15th April. Snippet
2014/03/19 The SPLA recaptures Malakal from rebels. A rebel spokesperson says they will claim the oil fields in Upper Nile State, and resist the deployment of any IGAD force sent to defend the infrastructure. Snippet
2014/03 The government of Upper Nile is temporarily relocated to Renk town, due to the rebellion which has made Malakal insecure. Snippet
2013 Kenya Commercial Bank reports that its South Sudan subsidiary in 2013 contributed 9.4% of its $164 million group earnings: about $15 million. However, since the rebellion it has closed its branches in Bentiu, Bor and Malakal. Snippet
2014/02/18 At least 10 people are killed in inter-communal violence in UN camp at Malakal, where people are seeking refuge from fighting around town. Snippet: At least 10 people are killed in inter-communal vi....
2014/02/18 Rebels capture Malakal. State government officials escape with GOSS forces. GOSS/SPLM-DC general Johnson Ulony is wounded in the neck. Snippet
2014/01/20 SPLA announces that it has recaptured Malakal from rebels. The rebels had been holding it for about a week. Snippet 1395
2014/01 SPLM-DC alleges atrocities committed in Malakal town by rebels - for instance, house-to-house killings, and killings in hospitals - with prominent Shilluk people apparently a particular target. Snippet 1393
2013/10 Authorities in Malakal say schools in the town are overcrowded because of stranded returnees. Snippet 1361
Reference Mini-review
Robert Young Pelton, 2014/05/12. Bibliography item: Robert Young Pelton (2014/05/12) "Saving South Sudan". (Article). Vice. [Article] Vice. Accessed online.

50,000-word article. Based on a daring journey to visit rebel commander Riek Machar and some of his military operations in the field, this long article is a compelling read. Riddled with statements which are simplistic, inaccurate or plain untrue (especially in matters of historical background), it is nevertheless an important contribution to knowledge of South Sudan, because of an insightful portrayal of Riek Machar and  an authentic depiction of horrors and farce around of one of captures of Malakal by the SPLM/A-IO and White Army.

Elena Balatti, 2014/03/07. Malakal: An Eye-Witness Diary [Article] Gurtong. Accessed online.

Valuable testimony by a nun, which helps one visualise more clearly what happened in Malakal during in early 2014.

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