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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.

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.

South Sudan’s Machar urges delay to unity government as peace efforts stall

30 October 2019, 10:29 PM

South Sudan’s main opposition accused the government on Wednesday of failing to push through a peace deal and called for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration, casting a shadow over efforts to end years of fighting.

South Sudan's ex-vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar is pictured during an interview with Reuters in Rome.

S Sudan opposition reach stalemate in peace process

21 October 2019, 11:23 AM

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar signed a peace deal in September last year bringing a glimmer of hope that the peace process would be renewed, but now Machar says the process has stalled.

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