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.
South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar will return to the capital Juba this week to take part in a peace ceremony, a spokesman said Tuesday.
A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return.
South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit’s commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country.
After four years of civil war marked by brutal attacks on civilians, the United States is reviewing its support for South Sudan.