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Ju·ba

 (jo͞o′bə, -bä)
The capital of South Sudan, in the southern part of the country on the White Nile River.

ju·ba

 (jo͞o′bə)
n.
A group dance, probably of West African origin, characterized by complex rhythmic clapping and body movements and practiced on plantations in the southern United States during the 1700s and 1800s.

[Origin unknown.]

juba

(ˈdʒuːbə)
n
(Dancing) a lively African-American dance developed in the southern US
[C19: of Zulu origin]

Juba

(ˈdʒuːbə)
n
1. (Placename) a river in NE Africa, rising in S central Ethiopia and flowing south across Somalia to the Indian Ocean: the chief river of Somalia. Length: about 1660 km (1030 miles)
2. (Placename) the capital of South Sudan, on the White Nile river. Pop: 250 000 (2006 est)

ju•ba

(ˈdʒu bə)

n., pl. -bas.
a lively dance developed by plantation slaves in the U.S.
[1825–35, Amer.; of obscure orig.]

Ju•ba

(ˈdʒu bɑ)

n.
a river in E Africa, flowing south from S Ethiopia through Somalia to the Indian Ocean. 1000 mi. (1609 km) long.
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For according to King Juba, the military elephants of antiquity often hailed the morning with their trunks uplifted in the profoundest silence.
President Salva Kiir addresses the nation at the South Sudan National Parliament in Juba, November 18, 2015.
The council voted last month to deploy the 4,000-strong regional protection force (RPF) in Juba, which will be under the command of the UN peacekeeping mission.
The events mirror those of December 2013, when a two-year civil war began after Machar, sacked from his post as Kiir's deputy, withdrew his forces from Juba and launched a full-scale insurgency.
Myers draws readers into nineteenth-century New York with his wonderful characters, many based on real people, including Juba himself.
A total of about 20,000 Internally Displaced People (IDPs) have over the recent months been moved from the UN Mission in South Sudan's location in Tomping site, in Juba the capital, in a coordinated exercise carried out by UNMISS and various partners who included the International Organisation for Migration and the UN Refugee Agency.
Kiir pointed out that the visit has refuted the allegations on instability in Juba and South Sudan that were circulated by those who do not want stability to prevail in South Sudan.
A UK aircraft is en route to Juba to evacuate British nationals who wish to leave from Juba airport on Thursday 19 December.
The inaugural flight, FZ61, touched down at Juba Airport Sunday with Ghaith Al Ghaith, Flydubai's chief executive officer on board.
The inaugural flight, FZ61, touched down at Juba Airport on Sunday with Ghaith Al Ghaith, CEO of flydubai and Buti Al Ghandi, managing director of Saeed Mohammed Al Ghandi & Sons on board.
Commencing on April 21, flights will operate four times a week between Dubai Terminal 2 and Juba Airport.
The Dubai-based airline will fly to Juba Airport four times a week from its base at Dubai International Airport's Terminal 2.