South Sudan

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.

Riek Machar sworn in as first vice president

2016-04-26 19:59

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as first vice president after arriving in the capital Juba in a long awaited UN brokered peace deal.

South Sudan rebel general returns to Juba

2016-04-25 21:01

South Sudan's top rebel military commander Simon Gatwech Dual has returned to Juba in a key step forward in a floundering peace process.

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's peace deal hangs by a thread

2016-04-23 07:22

In a country awash with guns, a faltering peace deal aimed at ending over two years of intense civil war in South Sudan has come down to a dispute over just two dozen weapons.

Ethiopian troops deep in South Sudan to rescue 125 kids

2016-04-21 19:58

Ethiopian troops are in South Sudan after crossing the border to rescue around 125 Ethiopian children who were kidnapped during a bloody cattle raid.

PICS: Fighting for peace in South Sudan

2016-04-21 09:40

The giants dance barefoot in circles, strips of leopard print skirt flapping, before one lunges in to topple his opponent and thump him down on the grass. View pics from South Sudan's "Wrestling for Peace" competition here.

Ethiopia mourns attack victims

2016-04-20 05:28

Ethiopia has declared two days of national mourning for the killing of at least 200 people by gunmen from neighbouring South Sudan.

Death toll tops 200 in cross-border Ethiopia raid

2016-04-18 17:59

More than 200 people were killed and over 100 children abducted by armed men from South Sudan in a cross-border raid into Ethiopia.

AI wants 35 men held by South Sudan released

2016-04-16 15:35

Amnesty International is calling for the release of 35 men it says are being held illegally and without charge by South Sudan's National Security Service.


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.

Rebel leader returns to Juba

2016-04-26 17:04

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Jubal, raising hopes for peace.

Funding crunch threatens S Sudan refugee aid

2016-04-25 20:06

UN agencies have warned that an acute funding shortfall is hampering their work in assisting thousands of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to neighbouring Sudan.

Peace prayers as Juba awaits rebel chief

2016-04-24 19:03

Heads bowed, hundreds of South Sudanese have prayed for peace ahead of the expected arrival in the capital of rebel chief Riek Machar.

South Sudan deadline for rebel chief's return

2016-04-22 11:56

International powers have given South Sudan's rival leaders a deadline to strike a deal and ensure rebel chief Riek Machar returns to the capital, peace monitors say.

Leaders blame each other for Ethiopia attack

2016-04-21 17:59

South Sudanese leaders are trading accusations over who is responsible for Friday's cross-border attack in Ethiopia which Ethiopia's government said resulted in deaths of 208 people.

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.

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.

South Sudan readies for rebel chief's return

2016-04-18 10:09

South Sudan's rebel chief Riek Machar will return to the capital for the first time since war began, his spokesperson says, a key step in salvaging a floundering peace agreement.

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.

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