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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 […]

‘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 […]

Soldiers’ Rape Trial Is a Publicity Stunt and Distraction

Soldiers’ Rape Trial Is a Publicity Stunt and Distraction

A trial of thirteen South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and killing a local colleague is ongoing in Juba. The events being examined occurred in July 2016 at the Terrain Hotel following a three-day battle in the capital. The fact that these government troops are being tried may appear to be a positive development […]

Security Council and Region Must ‘Speak With One Voice,’ End Suffering in South Sudan – UN Chief

Security Council and Region Must ‘Speak With One Voice,’ End Suffering in South Sudan – UN Chief

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres today stressed the need for the leadership of South Sudan to achieve an immediate cessation of hostilities, restore the peace process and ensure unrestricted humanitarian access in order to pull the world’s youngest country back from the abyss, and back from a widening famine. “All the optimism that accompanied the […]

South Sudan not facing ‘genocide’, but violence is constant

South Sudan not facing ‘genocide’, but violence is constant

On New Year’s day, I boarded an Ethiopian Airlines flight from Entebbe, Uganda. Formally dressed members of the South Sudanese diaspora crowded the propeller plane alongside businessmen from Uganda, Kenya and South India. We were headed to Juba, the capital of South Sudan, on one of three different flights that leaves for the country every […]

South Sudan at strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide

South Sudan at strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide

The U.N. adviser on genocide said Friday that South Sudan, embroiled in civil war since 2013, was at a “strong risk of violence escalating along ethnic lines, with the potential for genocide.” Adama Dieng spoke to reporters in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, at the end of his five-day visit to the nation. Information Minister Michael […]

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