Parliamentarians are entitled to a good salary and pension benefits, but luxuries have no place in the current economic climate, writes Melanie Verwoerd.
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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rare talks between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar in Juba amid growing pressure to save peace deal.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'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.
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