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UN sends troops to halt bout of ethnic violence in South Sudan

3 December 2019, 8:18 PM

The United Nations has sent a contingent of peacekeepers to an area of central South Sudan where about 80 people have been killed in a bout of fighting between two ethnic communities, the the UN and a local official said on Tuesday.

Pope wants to visit South Sudan next year, urges unity government

11 November 2019, 12:11 PM

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country’s leaders to overcome their divisions and bring an end to the suffering of its people.

S Sudan President, ex-rebel leader agree to delay unity government

8 November 2019, 2:20 PM

South Sudan’s president and a former rebel leader agreed on Thursday to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the November 12 deadline, buying time after concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed.

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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