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South Sudan Warring Factions Said to Reach Breakthrough in Talks

South Sudanese rebel leader and former Vice President Riek Machar, center, sits in South Sudan's upper Nile state, on April 14, 2014. Close South Sudanese rebel leader and former Vice President Riek Machar, center, sits in...

East African leaders push for peace in South Sudan

Juba (AFP) - East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation.

South Sudan admits summoning its ambassador to Addis Ababa

Sudan Tribune: Family sources told Sudan Tribune that David Dang Kong was asked by the foreign affairs ministry to return to capital, Juba within 72 hours. But Mawien Makol, the foreign affairs spokesperson downplayed the incident, saying it was done within the ...

IGAD chief mediator says close to peace deal in South Sudan

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) - Following a meeting with president Omer al-Bashir, the head of IGAD mediation team, Seyoum Mesfin, said they are now closer than ever before to a peace agreement ending the ten-month conflict in south Sudan.

Jonglei state assembly dismisses five MPs with alleged rebel links

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 2014 (BOR) – South Sudan's Jonglei state assembly on Tuesday dismissed five lawmakers said to have abandoned the institution to join rebels led by former vice president, Riek Machar. JPEG - 39.2 kb; Hussein Maar Nyuot, speaking to the press ...

Jonglei budget to be presented on Wednesday

Sudan Tribune: October 21, 14 (BOR) – The finance minister of South Sudan's Jonglei state is expected to present its draft budget for deliberations by MPs on Wednesday. Dano Obongo said an increase of more than 65 million was made in the South Sudanese Pounds 324 ...

Sudan's Bashir chosen by ruling party as candidate for 2015 elections

By Khalid Abdelaziz KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's ruling party chose President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on Tuesday as its candidate for next year's presidential vote, making it almost certain that he will not step aside but extend his rule after 25 years in power. The 70-year-old Bashir, wanted on charges of genocide and war crimes by the International Criminal Court, had previously indicated he ...

Sudan speaks about contacts with rebel commanders in Darfur

Sudan Tribune: Deby agreed in a tribal conference for peace in Darfur held in the Chadian town of Um Jaras last March to contact the rebel groups and to convince them to join the ongoing efforts to end the 11 year conflict in western Sudan. The Sudanese state ...

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South Sudan sexual violence 'rampant, ' two-year-old raped: UN

Reuters: UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict ...

South Sudan sexual violence "rampant, " 2-year-old raped -UN

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday. "In my 30 years of experience, I've never witnessed anything like what I saw in Bentiu," Zainab Hawa Bangura ...

SUDAN TO COORDINATE ON LIBYA UNREST..

Egypt and Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Sisi said Sudan and Egypt agreed to coordinate efforts to achieve stability in Libya through supporting state institutions, primarily the military. Bashir said his country “sees eye to eye” with Egypt on bilateral and regional issues. The two leaders ...

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

The Daily Star: El-Sissi said Sudan and Egypt agreed to coordinate efforts to achieve stability in Libya through supporting state institutions, primarily the military. Al-Bashir said his country "sees eye to eye" with Egypt on bilateral and regional issues. The two ...

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

Yahoo News: El-Sissi said Sudan and Egypt agreed to coordinate efforts to achieve stability in Libya through supporting state institutions, primarily the military. Al-Bashir said his country "sees eye to eye" with Egypt on bilateral and regional issues. The two ...

Egypt, Sudan to coordinate on Libya unrest

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Sunday his country will work with Sudan to support Libya's military against Islamic militants in a bid to restore stability to the two countries' war-torn neighbor.

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South Sudan rebel leader in Tanzania for talks with president Kikwete

Sudan Tribune: President Kikwete invited both South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and Machar, who leads an opposition group of the ruling party, the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO). James Gatdet Dak, the spokesperson for the rebel leader said the visit ...

Tanzania invites South Sudan's rival leaders to dialogue launch

Sudan Tribune: October 18, 2014 (JUBA) – Tanzania's ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party announced on Saturday that it has extended an official invitation to South Sudan's rival leaders, president Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, to the launch of a ...

Warring S.Sudan leaders accept 'responsibility' for civil war

Arusha (Tanzania) (AFP) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival rebel chief Riek Machar said Monday they accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed.

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South Sudan's Warring Factions Agree to Talks Mediated by Tanzania

Wall Street Journal: South Sudan President Salva Kiir, Tanzania President Jakaya Kikwete and South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar reached agreement to hold talks on resolving a nearly yearlong conflict between warring factions in South Sudan. Agence France-Presse/Getty ...

Official: S. Sudan President, Rebel Leader to Meet in Tanzania

An official in South Sudan's Foreign Ministry says President Salva Kiir is expected to meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Tanzania. The meeting comes as the government and rebels continue talks to end a violent political conflict that has torn the country apart. This is the first time the two leaders will have met since signing a failed cease-fire deal in May. South Sudan's Foreign Ministry ...

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China reviewing oil relationships with Sudan, South Sudan, researcher says

“For much of the 2000s, CNPC took 40% of its oil from Sudan through subsidiaries as well as through the main subsidiary,” Patey said during an Oct. 20 event hosted by the SAIS China-Africa Research Initiative. “Things started to go bad for CNPC when ...

UN envoy says S. Sudan at “crossroads” on sexual violence fight

Sudan Tribune: Addressing a press conference at UN headquarters in New York on Monday, Bangura deplored the horrible conditions she witnessed in South Sudan's Unity state capital Bentiu, where hundreds of civilians were reportedly massacred in April this year and ...

S. Sudanese rival factions sign framework agreement in Tanzania

Sudan Tribune: October 20, 2014 (ARUSHA) – Factions of the ruling party in South Sudan, the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM), have signed a framework agreement which aims to address the root causes of the conflict that erupted in mid-December and ...

European envoys to Sudan plan to visit South Darfur state

Sudan Tribune: The report says the UNAMID movements in the region are still limited by Sudanese authorities. “Between 1 January and 1 April UNAMID land movements were restricted on 72 occasions, compared with 35 restrictions in the previous reporting period.

South Sudan sexual violence "rampant, " 2-year-old raped - U.N.

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday. "In my 30 years of experience, I've never witnessed anything like what I saw in Bentiu," Zainab Hawa Bangura ...

South Sudan sexual violence 'rampant, ' two-year-old raped: U.N.

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread that a 2-year-old child was among the victims, the U.N. special representative on sexual violence in armed conflict said on Monday. "In my 30 years of experience, I've never witnessed anything like what I saw in Bentiu," Zainab Hawa Bangura ...

Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

Arusha (Tanzania) (AFP) - Warring South Sudanese factions were meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed, a presidential aide said.

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