South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president

2020-02-21 19:34

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is set to formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister say.

South Sudan's Kiir returns home as diplomats call for urgent compromise

2020-02-12 19:39

President Salva Kiir has returned from talks on South Sudan's future to organised crowds calling him a hero, as diplomats warned time was short to strike a deal for peace.

South Sudan rival leaders agree to 100-day delay to form unity government: minister

2019-11-07 19:46

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to extend by 100 days a deadline to form a power-sharing government, a regional official says.

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba in bid to salvage peace deal

2019-09-10 06:09

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Juba for the first time in a year and held rare talks with President Salva Kiir as the rivals try to salvage a stalled peace agreement.

S Sudan military court tries army general for treason

2019-02-04 21:02

A military court has began hearing the trial of an army general charged with treason for allegedly plotting a rebellion against President Salva Kiir's government.

Oil-rich South Sudan seeks investment in fragile new peace

2018-11-23 10:12

South Sudan is making its first big foreign investment pitch since declaring an end to civil war, but the oil-rich nation faces hesitation from some companies that want to make sure the fragile new deal holds.

President of war-torn South Sudan to mediate Sudan peace talks

2018-11-05 21:02

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years

2018-10-31 11:30

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years, to take part in a peace ceremony.

South Sudan peace deal bumpy as rebel leader doesn't return

2018-10-26 13:39

South Sudan's government is spending millions of dollars next week to celebrate a "final final" peace deal to end a five-year civil war. One problem: The rebel leader who agreed to share power is reluctant to come home.

S Sudan rebel chief approves peace deal with rival Kiir

2018-08-31 11:30

South Sudanese rebel chief Riek Machar has approved a peace deal with Juba that is expected to be formally signed at a summit of regional leaders, a Sudanese mediator has said.


South Sudan's warring leaders to form long-delayed unity government

2020-02-20 18:47

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending more than six years of war.

S Sudan: $40m to help integrate rival forces as Kiir, Machar meet

2019-12-13 22:00

Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal.

South Sudan's Machar seeks delay to unity government

2019-10-30 19:33

South Sudan's government is failing to push through a peace deal, the country's main opposition says, calling for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration.

PIC: Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders to encourage peace

2019-04-12 11:20

Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders on Thursday, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to close a two-day retreat for the African leaders.

In South Sudan, a new approach in ending child soldiers' use

2018-11-26 21:04

After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide has dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.

Machar's return signals a significant stage in South Sudan's peace process

2018-11-09 20:52

The return of South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar is likely to solidify the permanent ceasefire, writes The Conversation.

South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

2018-10-31 16:18

For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar has returned to take part in a nationwide peace celebration

South Sudan rebel leader Machar to return on Wednesday

2018-10-30 11:45

A spokesperson says South Sudan armed opposition leader Riek Machar is coming home on Wednesday under the country's latest peace deal, more than two years after he fled on foot into exile.

PICS: Warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

2018-09-12 20:19

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a much-anticipated peace deal at a regional summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.

Oil-rich South Sudan to resume production in war-hit region

2018-08-30 15:01

Emboldened by a new peace deal, civil war-torn South Sudan says it will resume oil production in a key region next month to make up for more than $4bn of revenue lost during years of fighting.

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