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  • Modi congratulates Morrison on poll victory
  • Repolling in seven booths in Kerala ended peacefully
  • Naidu continues efforts to form non-BJP front, meets Sonia, Rahul, other opp leaders
  • Russian Energy Minister says discussed oil market situation with Saudi Counterpart
  • Around 57 pc polling in UP in last phase, by and large peaceful
  • Odisha, SAI, UP & Jharkhand enter semis of Sub-Junior Men Nat'l C'ship
  • Modi govt set to return to power, Exit polls predict
  • Polling passes off peacefully in all four LS seats of Himachal
  • HP: 68 06 pc recorded in Hamirpur dist
  • Bhaderwah killing: Magisterial inquiry ordered in youth's death
  • 53 55 pc polling in final phase of peaceful Lok Sabha elections in Bihar
  • Mayawati to meet Rahul, Sonia on Monday
  • Exit Polls suggest BJP heading to retain grip in UP, gain ground in MP & C'garh
  • Global oil market situation will not be distracted by geopolitics - Saudi Energy Minister
  • At least three Taliban militants killed in drone strike in Eastern Afghanistan - reports

Heavy security in South Sudan ahead of planned protest

Juba, May 16 (UNI) There’s a heavy deployment of security forces on the streets of the South Sudanese capital, Juba, with door-to-door searches being carried out in some neighbourhoods.
This comes ahead of planned street protests in towns across the country and in the diaspora, according to a BBC News report.
The Red Card Movement is calling for President Salva Kiir to step down and democratic elections to take place.
The movement, a coalition of youth and women’s groups, says it is time for the ruling class symbolised by President Salva Kiir to be removed.
They accuse the warring sides in South Sudan’s civil war of ripping the country apart.
In a speech on Wednesday, President Kiir warned that any violent attempts to overthrow his government will be met with force.
Over the past week, troop deployments have been stepped up across the capital including Freedom Square where demonstrators plan to gather.
Authorities say security searches are meant to find what they call "prohibited items" but the movement’s organisers believe they are being targeted.
Thursday’s protests are planned to coincide with the SPLA day, which marks the formation of the country’s army. Official celebrations to commemorate the day have been postponed to next week.
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