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South Sudan Rebels Reject New Peace Deal

South Sudan Rebels Reject New Peace Deal

South Sudanese rebels have rejected a new peace deal that according to the government had been agreed to by both sides. The news has deflated hopes for an end to South Sudan’s nearly five-year civil war. In a statement issued Monday, the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement said a power-sharing agreement was discussed during talks […]

Confusion Over South Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Agreed to By President, Rebel Leader

Confusion Over South Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Agreed to By President, Rebel Leader

Talks to reach a power-sharing deal in South Sudan have ended with conflicting accounts. Some reports have stated that rebel leader Riek Machar has agreed to return to his position as vice president. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met for peace talks in Uganda on Saturday in an attempt to […]

Three-out-of-four South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

Three-out-of-four South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

Since South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday. “As South Sudan turns seven, a seemingly endless war continues to devastate the lives of millions of children,” said Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF’s Executive Director […]

Families torn apart by war in South Sudan

Families torn apart by war in South Sudan

Frontline Family Reunions: In 2015, Morland Sanders went to South Sudan, where governments and rebel troops are battling each other in a civil war in which both sides stand accused of horrific atrocities against civilians. This moving report from a brutal warzone tells the struggle to reunite children and parents trapped on different sides of […]

South Sudan Ceasefire Deal Violated Within Hours

South Sudan Ceasefire Deal Violated Within Hours

South Sudanese government forces and rebels have blamed each other for breaking a newly adopted ceasefire. It’s not the first time peace efforts have failed to put a stop to the country’s civil war. Rebels in South Sudan on Saturday said government troops had violated the country’s new ceasefire just hours after it came into […]

‘South Sudan Can’t be Divided Into Three’ – Peace Deal to Change?

‘South Sudan Can’t be Divided Into Three’ – Peace Deal to Change?

The South Sudan rebels now want amendments to the Framework Agreement penned in Khartoum on Tuesday. The rebel movement’s director of information and public relations, Mr Mabior Garang de Mabior, said that they were opposed to the dividing of the country into three regions, the invitation of foreign forces and the resumption of oil production […]

More Parents Trade Girls for Cows as War, Climate Change Hit

More Parents Trade Girls for Cows as War, Climate Change Hit

Parents can now receive up to 300 cows in bride price, up from about 30 cows during peacetime Child marriage is increasing in parts of war-torn South Sudan and drought-hit Kenya as parents swap their daughters for cows and goats to survive, campaigners said on Wednesday. Africa accounts for nine out of the 10 countries […]

South Sudan Rivals Meet Face-to-Face in Ethiopia

South Sudan Rivals Meet Face-to-Face in Ethiopia

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met Wednesday for their first face-to-face meeting in two years. The meeting in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, comes amid efforts to end the world’s youngest country’s nearly five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands of people and forced about 4 million to flee […]

Kenyan Govt Rejects U.S. Pressure to Seize Assets of South Sudan Leaders

Kenyan Govt Rejects U.S. Pressure to Seize Assets of South Sudan Leaders

Kenya has rejected fresh pressure from the United States to seize the properties of South Sudanese leaders that were allegedly bought with proceeds from corruption, money laundering and war profits. Officials from Kenya’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs say the country is happy to share intelligence with the US on illicit money flows from South Sudan, […]

South Sudan Famine – ‘People Falling Ill From Eating Grass, Weeds’

South Sudan Famine – ‘People Falling Ill From Eating Grass, Weeds’

The British charity said people were falling ill from eating grass and weeds. A four-year civil war, poor harvests and rising food prices have been blamed for the widespread hunger in the world’s youngest nation. Oxfam on Tuesday urged urgent action to prevent millions of people being hit by famine in South Sudan. The British […]

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