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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.
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'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'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.
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.
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.
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'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'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.
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 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.
Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal.
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.
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.
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.
The return of South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar is likely to solidify the permanent ceasefire, writes The Conversation.
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
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.
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.
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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