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A South Sudanese Rebel group Photo: Reuters

South Sudan’s rebel movement has called on Kenya’s government to assist in the search of James Gatdet Dak, its Spokesman, who was kidnapped  Wednesday in his home in Nairobi.

The Sudan’s People Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition said it suspected South Sudanese security officials and Kenyan gangs of involvement in the kidnap.

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SPLM/A-IO Leader Riek Machar is to be in South Africa, where he received medical treatment after fleeing fighting in July.

Machar first fled the fighting to Congo, from where he moved to Sudan’s capital Khartoum for treatment.

A power struggle between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Machar escalated into a military conflict in December 2013.

Tens of thousands have been killed and about 2.5 million displaced.

The two sides formed a unity government in April, with Machar reinstated as vice president, but the renewed fighting that erupted in July, dashed the hopes of peace.