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Mediators cautiously optimistic South Sudan peace will hold

26 February 2020, 9:36 PM

As South Sudan moves to form a government of national unity, after years of civil conflict, mediators to the country’s peace agreement are cautiously optimistic that the peace will hold.

Riek Machar and Salva Kiir

Now to end ‘long suffering’: South Sudan’s former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

23 February 2020, 5:02 PM

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan’s first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ravaged the oil-rich yet impoverished nation.

South Sudan set to swear in former rebel leader as first vice president

22 February 2020, 5:27 PM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir is due to swear in former rebel leader Riek Machar as his first vice president on Saturday after the two men agreed to form a unity government, a move that could definitively end years of fighting in the country.

UN cautiously welcomes South Sudan announcement on unity government

20 February 2020, 9:13 PM

The United Nations has cautiously welcomed the announcement that a transitional government of national unity will be formed by the February 22nd deadline in South Sudan.

Millions of South Sudanese deliberately starved: UN

20 February 2020, 7:44 PM

A new United Nations Human Rights Report has found that millions of South Sudanese civilians have been deliberately deprived of access to basic services and many deliberately starved while politicians divert national revenues.

South Sudan cuts number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking peace process

16 February 2020, 8:08 AM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity government.

Mabuza praises Kiir’s decision to return South Sudan 10 States

15 February 2020, 6:06 PM

Deputy President David Mabuza has praised the decision by South Sudan President Salva Kiir to return the country to 10 States plus 3 Administrative Areas.

Prominent South Sudan economist, 30 others pardoned by President Kiir

3 January 2020, 6:17 AM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir on Thursday pardoned dozens of prisoners including a prominent economist jailed for giving interviews to foreign media, saying it was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate the country’s stalled peace process.

South Sudan’s Kiir says unity government will be formed

17 December 2019, 4:51 PM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said he had reached a deal with former rebel leader Riek Machar on Tuesday to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences before a new deadline.

A WFP (World Food Program) helicopter is seen on the flooded airstrip, after heavy rains and floods

Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods

13 December 2019, 1:24 PM

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned of a potential famine in South Sudan in the next few months as an increasing number of people seek food assistance due to flood, drought and conflict.

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