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South Sudan: Warring rivals agree to finalize peace talks in 60 days

President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar on Tuesday reached an agreement to finalize their discussion on a transitional government in the coming months. The two men, who met on the sidelines of the 26th extraordinary meeting of the Read more ›

South Sudan: Rebel leader agrees to meet President Kiir

The former Vice President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, has agreed to meet with President Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa on Friday for discussions aimed at ending the ongoing insurgency that has led to the deaths of more than a Read more ›

South Sudan: Government resumes offensive

Forces from the South Sudanese military and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have recommenced offensive campaigns in the war-torn nation on Sunday. Government and rebel forces have reportedly clashed in two locations in Upper Nile State today – Nasser and Read more ›

Special court to rule on fate of 4 South Sudanese politicians

Judges at a Special Court in Juba presiding over the trial of four South Sudanese politicians accused of treason are reportedly set to pass a ruling on the hearing following the completion of cross examination process on Wednesday. South Sudan’s Read more ›

South Sudan: Peace talk fails to resume in Addis Ababa

The dialogue between representatives of the warring factions in Addis Ababa failed to be re-initiated this past week as both sides continued armed battle in the war-torn nation. During the adjournment of the discussions earlier in the month, representatives of Read more ›

South Sudanese Authorities Confiscate United Nations Weapons

The government of South Sudan on Friday intercepted eleven United Nations (UN)¬†trucks containing weapons reportedly on their way to Bentiu from Rumbek; the capital of Lake State. According to the VOA, the weapons – which had been mis-labelled as accoutrements Read more ›

South Sudanese Government Calls for Troops to Protect Vital Facilities

The government of South Sudan has reportedly submitted a request to the Inter-governmental Authority for Development (IGAD) for troops to be deployed to protect vital facilities in the destabilized country as fighting continues between the army and a loose coalition Read more ›