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 rebels reject president's peace compromise

2020-02-17 14:06

South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government.

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.

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 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.

Former foes Ethiopia and Eritrea seek to boost South Sudan peace deal

2019-03-04 21:30

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday seeking to breathe new life into a flagging peace agreement signed six months ago between his government and rebels.

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.

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'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.

South Sudan's Kiir says no compromise to end peace deal deadlock

2020-02-14 22:02

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has dismissed international calls for compromise with his foes to break a deadlock that threatens a ceasefire in their six year war.

US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

2020-01-08 22:04

The United States has hit South Sudan's first vice president with financial sanctions, accusing him of ordering the deaths of two opposition leaders.

South Sudan's Kiir vows to honour peace deal army funding

2019-11-08 19:21

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says a new delay to set up a power-sharing government is"endurable" as he vows to honour a peace deal funding pledge for a unified army.

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.

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.

Top Africa stories: August 1 Zim massacre, pictures of Prince Charles in Ghana

2018-11-06 08:01

A Zimbabwean journalist recounts how he survived the August 1 violence that killed at least seven people, and Prince Charles and his wife have attend a traditional celebration of leaders in Ghana.

'It's like a dream come true', says sister about looming release of ex-SANDF colonel jailed in South Sudan

2018-10-31 22:38

Uncontrolled jubilation washed over the sister of a former South African National Defence Force colonel William Endley who will be released after being imprisoned in South Sudan for more than two years.

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