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All You Need to Know About South Sudan’s New Power-Sharing Accord

All You Need to Know About South Sudan’s New Power-Sharing Accord

After months of negotiations aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and forced some 4.5 million from their homes since December 2013, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed new power-sharing and ceasefire agreements on 5 August. The conflict, coupled with a dire national […]

Five Things to Know About South Sudan

Five Things to Know About South Sudan

South Sudan, where arch-foes signed a final power-sharing deal on Sunday aimed at ending its civil war, has been mired in an economic crisis due to the devastating conflict. Independent since 2011, the world’s newest country became engulfed by civil war in 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his rival and former deputy Riek Machar […]

South Sudan’s Peace Agreement – Good News or More Trouble Ahead?

South Sudan’s Peace Agreement – Good News or More Trouble Ahead?

South Sudan has a new peace agreement. The question is: will it hold? According to author and scholar Douglas Johnson, that depends on a lot of factors. If it holds, the deal on power-sharing signed on August 6 by President Salva Kiir and his now reinstated Vice President Riek Machar could end a civil war […]

South Sudan’s rival leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar sign power-sharing agreement

South Sudan’s rival leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar sign power-sharing agreement

South Sudan’s warring parties have reached a power-sharing deal to end a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in the world’s youngest country. President Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar were in neighbouring Sudan on Sunday to sign the deal, under which the rebel leader is set […]

Could Oil Overtake Agriculture as East Africa’s Economic Giant?

Could Oil Overtake Agriculture as East Africa’s Economic Giant?

Holger A. Kray is the lead agricultural economist for Africa in the World Bank’s Agriculture Global Practice and head of the Africa Agricultural Policy Unit, which carries out and oversees economic and other policy work related to agriculture in the region. The World Bank economist was in Uganda and spoke to Charles Mpagi on the […]

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 […]

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