His rival, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, had on Thursday ordered all government troops to stop fighting rebel forces as part of the agreement to end the conflict, which has left tens of thousands dead. The success of the deal depends on the ability of the main opposing principals to work together. While rebel and
He recalled Nigeria’s long standing commitment and involvement regarding Sudan, including the role the country played in the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the Darfur Peace Agreement and the eventual independence of South Sudan in 2011. Oliver Modi, the head of the Union of Journalists of South Sudan, said Peter’s death illustrates the dangers that journalists face
JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's rebels accused government troops on Saturday of launching attacks on their forces in the north of the country after a ceasefire that is part of a peace deal came into effect, a charge the government denied.
Security Council says it remains ready to impose arms embargo if agreement aimed at ending 20-month war collapses.
The signing of a peace deal in South Sudan on August 26 is a welcome and long overdue flicker of hope amid immense ongoing suffering of the people of South Sudan. The human cost of the war is immense: since war began 20 months ago, tens...Show More Summary
In 2011, South Sudan — then the world’s newest country — had as many as a thousand rhinos. Four years later there are none. The civil war that broke out in late 2013 gave poachers an opportunity to hunt down every single one of the gentle horned creatures. Rhino horn...
The peace agreement that President Salva Kiir finally signed on August 26 - that will hopefully ensure an end to South Sudan's current conflict - includes justice provisions that offer a chance to break a decades-long cycle of brutal...Show More Summary
JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly fragile.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement on Wednesday, offering a much-needed glimmer of hope in the brutal civil war that has plagued his country for the past 20 months. But an agreement does not instantly translate to peace. The situation remains dynamic and implementation of the agreement will be a herculean task. Thinking […]
Yet President Salva Kiir told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he still had "serious reservations."
The United States Wednesday circulated a draft resolution to all 15 members of the United Nations Security Council calling for the imposition of an arms embargo on South Sudan, according to media reports. In a statement, Susan Rice, the US national security adviser, said that the White House will propose sanctions if the South Sudan
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday he intends to sign a peace deal to end a 20-month-old conflict, a State Department spokesman said. “Deadlock in the peace process can only spell further disaster for South Sudan and its people, with far reaching implications for regional security and
South Sudan rebel leader tells Al Jazeera peace agreement includes reconstituting the army, security forces and police.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed peace deal but after 20 months of conflict many doubt agreement will hold.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels that could end the country's 20-month-long conflict, but questions remain about enforcement of the agreement and continued impunity for rebel and government forces accused of war crimes. Show More Summary
The peace deal in South Sudan won’t bring real peace or stability until the larcenous leadership can be compelled to changed its ways.
The accord, sealed after pressure from President Obama and regional leaders, aims at ending nearly two years of conflict marked by widespread atrocities.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed an agreement with opposition, according to the media reports.
President Salva Kirr has been under immense pressure to sign the deal
South Sudan's president signed a peace deal Wednesday designed to end more than 20 months of fighting that has killed tens of thousands of people, mainly civilians.