Sudan’s ex-president Omar Al-Bashir has been charged with corruption-related offences, as he appeared in public for the first time since he was overthrown and detained in April.
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.
The African Union has commended Sudan for making progress towards reaching an agreement for a political transition in the country.
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.
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.