Machar in Khartoum 'purely on humanitarian reasons', Sudan insists

2016-08-24 13:54

The Sudanese government has maintained that the sacked South Sudan vice president Riek Machar is in the country "purely on humanitarian reasons".

East Africa leaders to press for regional force

2016-08-04 20:19

East African leaders are to meet to discuss a regional intervention force to back up UN troops in South Sudan.

South Sudan president replaces rival as vice president

2016-07-26 18:33

South Sudan's president has replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who has gone into hiding amid renewed clashes with government forces.

South Sudan grants amnesty to ex-rebels

2016-07-13 21:15

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he is granting an amnesty to ex-rebels loyal to his longtime rival, Riek Machar.

South Sudan president orders immediate ceasefire

2016-07-11 17:59

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered a unilateral ceasefire after three days of heavy fighting in the capital that has left hundreds dead.

4 Kenyans get life for stealing KES1.4bn from South Sudan president's office

2016-06-15 15:07

Four Kenyans have been sentenced to life imprisonment in South Sudan for stealing KES1.4bn from President Salva Kiir's office, reports say.

South Sudan forms unity government: presidential decree

2016-04-29 17:00

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has named his transitional unity government, sharing power with ex-rebels in a key step in a long-delayed peace process, a decree read out.

US demands rebel chief's return to Juba

2016-04-24 22:17

The United States has blamed South Sudan's government for the latest hold-up in efforts to end its civil war, but warned both sides the world will not tolerate backsliding.

South Sudan rebel homecoming turns to farce

2016-04-19 18:01

For the second day in a row South Sudan's rebels have failed to organise their leader's much-anticipated return to the capital, Juba, after more than two years of war.

UN chief tells South Sudan leaders to rebuild trust

2016-02-25 22:44

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told South Sudan leaders to 'Rebuild mutual trust'.


South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force

2016-08-06 13:20

South Sudan has accepted the deployment of a regional force it originally rejected, almost a month after renewed fighting.

South Sudan leader fires 5 ministers close to opposition

2016-08-03 21:09

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has fired five ministers, according to an official decree, in a move that removed figures known for close ties to ex-rebel leader Riek Machar.

South Sudan's Kiir urges rival to return to Juba

2016-07-22 05:52

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appealed to his rival, Riek Machar, to return to the capital and help rebuild the peace after a wave of deadly gun battles threatened to plunge the country back into civil war.

Who's behind South Sudan's return to fighting, if it isn't Kiir or Machar?

2016-07-13 09:52

Heavy fighting in the South Sudanese capital of Juba over the past few days has led to hundreds of deaths and the suggestion that the country is "back to war", writes Clemence Pinaud.

Fighting rocks South Sudan capital for 5th day

2016-07-11 16:56

Fighting has rocked South Sudan's capital for the 5th day with the UN camp attacked by government forces and diplomats leave.

South Sudan to set up its own Truth and Reconcilaition Commission

2016-06-09 12:08

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is set to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission alongside the country's Vice President Riek Machar.

South Sudan forges unity government

2016-04-29 12:38

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has named his transitional unity government sharing power with ex-rebels, a key step in a long-delayed peace process, a decree says.

South Sudan: Worries that peace deal may collapse

2016-04-20 21:05

South Sudan's peace deal may collapse after rebel leader Riek Machar failed to return to the capital as planned, a ceasefire monitor and observers say.

Rebels trickle into Juba

2016-04-12 22:59

South Sudan's rebel deputy chief has returned to the capital Juba as part of a peace deal, raising hope for the expected arrival next week of the opposition leader.

South Sudan president names arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president

2016-02-12 09:23

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has named his arch-rival Riek Machar as vice-president, after fighting for more than two years of civil war.

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