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South Sudan army denies capture of Magwi county headquarters in Eastern Equatoria

Sudan Tribune: August 27, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army (SPLA) has issued a statement dismissing reports alleging that armed forces allied to the former vice president, Riek Machar, now designated first vice president, have attacked and took control of Magwi ...

Life in the Calais migrant 'jungle' with Sultan from Sudan

Financial Times: He left his parents, three brothers and one sister at their home in a refugee camp in Darfur, western Sudan, where he was born, to find work and a safer, better life. “They were sad and they cried when I said to them I was leaving,” he says. They ...

S. Sudan Rebels Hopeful About Peace Deal

Voice of America: “I'm optimistic if the two warring parties are committed, a long lasting peace will be achieved in South Sudan, because since the onset of the conflict it has been so difficult for the people of South Sudan to live like as other people in the world ...

Sudan Says Al-Bashir to Visit China; Invited to WWII Parade

ABC News: Sudan says President Omar al-Bashir will soon travel to China. Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and war crimes. He made headlines in June by cutting short a South Africa visit while judges deliberated on ...

South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact

South Sudan President Salva Kiir, seated, signs a peace deal, as Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta, center-left, Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, center-right, and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, right, witness the signing while ...

South Sudan President Signs Peace Accord With Rebels

Newsweek: South Sudan's president signed a peace deal on Wednesday to end a 20-month conflict with rebels, but he told regional African leaders at the ceremony that he still had "serious reservations". President Salva Kiir, who has led South Sudan since it ...

US special envoy meets with Sudan's foreign minister

Sudan Tribune: August 26, 2015 (KHARTOUM)- The United States Special Envoy to Sudan and South Sudan, Donald E. Booth, on Wednesday has discussed with Sudan's foreign minister, Ibrahim Ghandour, the outstanding issues between the two countries. Sudan's FM ...

W. Equatoria state officials accuse army of killing civilians

Sudan Tribune: August 26, 2015 (JUBA) - Authorities in South Sudan's Western Equatoria state have accused the national army (SPLA) of allegedly killing dozens of civilians and burning villages after unknown gunmen killed at least six soldiers in Zara county on Tuesday.














Government dispatches more forces to E. Equatoria after clashes with rebels

Sudan Tribune: August 19, 2015 (JUBA) - South Sudanese army (SPLA) announced on Wednesday it has deployed more soldiers to Eastern Equatoria state where it claimed rebel forces allied to the former vice president Riek Machar overran a key town of Pageri, allegedly ...

US under fire over South Sudan war

The United States had pushed strongly the independence of South Sudan when it became the world's newest country in 2011. President Barack Obama has issued a flurry of condemnations and Secretary of State John Kerry travelled to Juba to seek peace. The leaders of the two warring sides -- President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar -- are inured to US warnings.


South Sudan's Kiir signs peace deal despite doubts

Yahoo News: Juba (AFP) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir signed a deal Wednesday to end 20 months of war in the world's youngest nation, but added a list of reservations that raised doubts about whether peace would take hold.

South Sudan's President Signs Long-Awaited Peace Accord

Wall Street Journal: NAIROBI, Kenya—South Sudan's president signed a long-awaited peace deal with the country's rebel leader, but cautioned that he had serious reservations with the document and suggested it would need major changes. In a ceremony in South Sudan's ...

Saving South Sudan From Kleptocracy

Daily Beast: South Sudan's belligerents have signed a peace deal, but it is far from certain that the brutal 20-month civil war is over. If the next steps the parties take are simply to restore the status quo that existed before the war's eruption, the odds are ...

South Sudan president signs peace deal despite concerns

Reuters: President Salva Kiir, who has led South Sudan since it seceded from Sudan in 2011, last week asked for more time for consultations, drawing threats of U.N. sanctions if he failed to ink it within a two-week deadline. "With all those reservations that ...

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Hit Oil

Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1 billion in U.S. government contracts. Close Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1...

Sudan warns South Sudan against "hostile moves" by rebels in its territory

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's intelligence chief warned South Sudan against "hostile moves from its territory", saying any incursion by rebel forces based in its neighbour would be treated as an "assault" by Juba. In comments broadcast by a Sudanese news channel, Mohamed Atta named two camps in neighbouring South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and urged Juba to disarm the rebels there ...

South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact - Business

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A spokesman for South Sudan rebels says the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed signal "a lack of commitment" to...


South Sudan: President Kiir 'will sign peace deal'

BBC News: South Sudan's President Salva Kiir will sign a peace deal with rebels despite his "reservations" about it, his spokesman has assured the BBC. Rebel leader Riek Machar signed the deal last week but Mr Kiir refused. The deal is meant to end months of ...

South Sudan Government Dials Back Kiir Threat Against Journalists

Voice of America: JUBA—. Three days after reporter Peter Moi was shot and killed in the South Sudan capital, the government dialed back a statement in which President Salva Kiir threatened to kill journalists who do not toe the official line. Mr. Kiir's office said ...

Sudan peace agreement

One of the world's most severe conflicts may be lurching towards some kind of conclusion, however morally unsatisfying it may be. On August 26, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir finally signed a peace agreement that will ...

S' Sudan President, rebels sign peace deal - The Punch

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels more than a week after refusing to do so, at a ceremony in the capital Juba attended by African regional leaders. The presidents of Kenya and Uganda, ...


Fighting Resumes in S. Sudan After Peace Deal Is Not Signed

ABC News: Fighting resumed in parts of South Sudan between government troops and rebel forces, two days after the president declined to sign a peace deal, a military spokesman said Wednesday. President Salva Kiir, under international pressure to reach a ...

S. Sudanese group disown IGAD's compromise peace deal

Sudan Tribune: "This Peace Agreement is not meant to address the real problems of South Sudanese, but internal party problems of the SPLM, as well the few individual political leaders on the expense of the Nation and therefore, REMNASA wish to state that, we are not ...

South Sudan's Kiir Signs Peace Deal Despite Reservations

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels after a threat of sanctions from the UN.

South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed a peace deal with rebels, after 20 months since the start of fighting between loyalist...

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