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More than half the country struggles to survive despite improving conditions in South Sudan

11 September 2019, 6:53 PM

 In spite of a slight improvement in the food security situation since June 2019, more than half the population of South Sudan – some 6.35 million people – do not know where their next meal will come from, three United Nations agencies warned today.

Riek Machar

South Sudan’s Machar to meet president, discuss stalled peace deal

9 September 2019, 5:37 PM

Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is due to make a rare visit to the capital Juba on Monday and meet President Salva Kiir, officials said on Monday, raising hopes for progress in a stalled peace process.

UN extends South Sudan sanctions on arms embargo

30 May 2019, 8:47 PM

The United Nations Security Council has extended its sanctions regime, including an arms embargo on South Sudan for one year but without the consensus of the entire 15-member body.

South Africa inks oil exploration deal with South Sudan

7 May 2019, 6:16 AM

South Africa on Monday signed a deal for the exploration and production of oil in South Sudan, as part of a $1 billion investment in the conflict-torn nation’s struggling oil industry.

Salva Kiir

South Sudan rivals meet in bid to salvage stalled peace deal

2 May 2019, 5:21 AM

South Sudan’s warring parties will hold talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday, in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal, with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed.

In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

27 April 2019, 7:00 AM

In South Sudan mind-bending horrors abound of war, ethnic violence, rape, hunger and displacement.

SAFTU concerned about South Sudan oil deal

26 March 2019, 10:33 AM

The South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) says it is concerned over reports that Energy Minister, Jeff Radebe, allegedly signed a R14.5 billion oil deal with the Sudanese government last year.

Jeff Radebe

DA wants details of alleged oil deal between SA and South Sudan

24 March 2019, 5:25 PM

The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will submit an application to the Energy Department in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act to force the Minister Jeff Radebe to disclose the alleged agreement of an oil deal he purportedly signed with the government of South Sudan.

Lam Akpol

South Sudan critic to return to Juba for implementation of peace deal

7 February 2019, 6:45 PM

A long-time critic of South Sudan President Salva Kiir returned to Juba on Thursday to help speed up implementation of a peace deal that is running several months behind schedule.

Deputy President David Mabuza

Mabuza meets with IGAD on South Sudanese peace agreement

15 January 2019, 9:02 PM

The Intergovernmental Authority for Development (IGAD) says it will push for full implementation of the peace agreement in South Sudan.



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