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South Sudan: Political rivals agree to form unified army

– – In a move that could signal a significant approach towards ensuring a sustainable peace deal, South Sudan’s political rivals have now agreed to form a unified armed forces command. Officials representing President Salva Kiir and his first Vice-President Riek Machar signed the deal on Sunday to fulfil a key pillar of 2018 peace agreement. Major General Martin Abucha,… Read More
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South Sudan: Unity government still faces challenges after two years

– – Two years ago South Sudan’s rival political factions signed a peace deal that ushered in a unity government that was supposed to restore peace to the country. Former rebel leader of South Sudan Riek Machar and three other persons were sworn in as vice presidents. The formation of a unity government was seen as a major move that… Read More
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South Sudan President sacks central bank governor

– – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has sacked the central bank governor. The dismissal of Dier Tong Ngor was announced in a presidential decree read on the national broadcaster. No reasons were given for his sacking. He has been replaced by Moses Makur Deng who has been a director-general in charge of banks’ supervision and research at the bank.… Read More
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South Sudan political rivals delay unity government

South Sudan’s president and a former rebel leader have agreed to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline. Uganda’s presidency said such a move is aimed at buying time due to concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar held a… Read More
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South Sudan: Riek Machar in Juba to salvage peace deal

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar is in Juba to help rescue the country’s peace deal as warring parties seem to be running out of time to form a new transitional government. The political rivals in South Sudan this year agreed on a unity government months after signing a deal to end the civil war in that country last year.… Read More
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South Sudan political rivals agree on unity government

Political rivals in South Sudan have now agreed on a unity government months after signing a deal to end the civil war in that country. President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar agreed to form a transitional government on Wednesday. The two leaders held their first face-to-face talks in months in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, according to government… Read More

President Salva Kiir accuses UN workers in his country of siding with rebel fighters seeking to overthrow him.

The relationship between South Sudan and the United Nations (UN) is souring during a critical time of conflict and mass death inside the world's newest country.  After a month of fighting between President Salva Kiir's government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, the UN suddenly finds itself under verbal attack from South Sudan. Read More

South Sudan, Central African Republic Targeted for US Political and Military Intervention

U.S. admits that military advisers are functioning in Somalia Fierce battles have taken place in two states in South Sudan. Unity state, an oil-producing area, was retaken by the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army (SPLM/A). Other gains in Jonglei state by Juba around the capital of Bor have occurred with the assistance of the Ugandan military during the first full week... Read More