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Warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a much-anticipated peace deal at a regional summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Wednesday.

South Sudan plane crash toll rises to 20

Juba - A total of 20 people died when a plane crashed in South Sudan with an Anglican bishop and four foreigners among the dead, officials said Monday, a day after the deadly accident.

Plane crash kills 19 in South Sudan

Juba - Nineteen people were killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed into a lake in the centre of South Sudan, while four people including two children survived, a regional official told AFP.

S.Sudan court jails soldiers for aid workers rape, journalist murder

Juba - A South Sudan military court on Thursday found 10 soldiers guilty for their role in an attack on a Juba hotel in which five foreign aid workers were gang-raped, and a journalist was killed."The military court has found out that the accused...

South Sudan court finds 10 soldiers guilty of raping aid workers, murder

Juba - A South Sudan military court on Thursday found 10 soldiers guilty of raping five foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba in July 2016."The military court has found out that the accused...

S.Sudan rebel chief approves peace deal with rival Kiir

Khartoum - South Sudanese rebel chief Riek Machar on Thursday approved a peace deal with Juba that is expected to be formally signed at a summit of regional leaders, a Sudanese mediator said.

S.Sudan rebel chief refuses to sign peace deal

Khartoum - South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday refused to sign a final peace deal with the government, in a setback for a regional drive to end nearly five years of brutal civil war.

S.Sudan's Machar refuses to sign peace deal: mediator

Khartoum - South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday refused to sign a final peace deal with the government that aims to end a brutal civil war, a Sudanese mediator said.

South Sudan's child soldiers hope for life after war

Gambela - By the time Baba John escaped the tribal militia he had joined as an 11-year-old, he had long stopped counting the number of people he had killed."I shot people. We all did," said Baba John.

South Sudan president pardons rival, rebels: state radio

Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has issued a decree offering a blanket amnesty to rebels, including his bitter rival Riek Machar, state radio reported Thursday.

UN chief calls on South Sudan leaders to finalize peace deal

New York - UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday welcomed the signing of a power-sharing deal by South Sudan's leaders and urged them to act quickly to reach a final agreement and end their nearly five-year war.

South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal

Khartoum - South Sudanese arch-foes signed a final power-sharing deal Sunday as President Salva Kiir called for unity in a country torn by a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.

South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal

Khartoum - South Sudanese arch-foes signed a final power-sharing deal on Sunday, aimed at ending a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people and displaced millions in the world's youngest country.

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

Juba - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Friday he was committed to a power-sharing deal with his arch-rival Riek Machar, vowing it would not collapse like similar agreements had in the past.

War-ravaged South Sudan at a glance

Juba - South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been mired in a devastating civil war for more than four years, with tens of thousands of people killed, nearly four million displaced and its economy in ruins.

Egypt's Sisi vows to back S.Sudan peace bid

Khartoum - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Thursday backed an ongoing regional bid to resolve the conflict in South Sudan as he praised Khartoum for hosting peace talks between the country's warring groups.

S.Sudan power-sharing deal delayed over differences

Khartoum - Sudan said Thursday the signing of a "preliminary" power-sharing deal between South Sudan's foes has been postponed as the warring factions have yet to fully agree on the draft.

UN slaps arms embargo on South Sudan

New York - The UN Security Council on Friday imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions on two military officials, ratcheting up pressure after the latest diplomatic efforts failed to end nearly five years of war.

UN set to impose arms embargo on South Sudan

New York - The UN Security Council will vote Friday on imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions on two military officials after the latest diplomatic efforts failed to end nearly five years of war.

UN to take up S.Sudan arms embargo

New York - The UN Security Council is expected to vote this week on imposing an arms embargo against South Sudan, a US proposal which follows a power-sharing agreement between warring leaders.

South Sudan foes agree to withdraw forces from 'urban areas'

Khartoum - South Sudan's government and rebels agreed Friday to withdraw troops from urban areas, a Sudanese official said, as they signed a security deal aimed at ending a four-and-a-half year war.

African Union chief says 'time to act' on South Sudan

Nouakchott - African Union chief Moussa Faki Mahamat called Saturday for measures against the key players in the conflict in South Sudan, saying "we are used to them not respecting their commitments"."The situation in South Sudan is serious.

South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours

Khartoum - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of an end to four-and-a-half years of war.

South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours

Khartoum - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.

South Sudan foes 'agree on points': Khartoum

Khartoum - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his arch-foe Riek Machar have "agreed on some points" at peace talks in Khartoum and a deal is to be signed, Sudanese officials said Tuesday.

Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper killed in South Sudan ambush

Juba - A Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan was killed Tuesday when an aid convoy was ambushed in the west of the country, the United Nations mission said.

South Sudan foes to hold new talks on Monday

Khartoum - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar are to meet in Khartoum on Monday for only their second round of talks in nearly two years, the Sudanese foreign ministry said.

Regional leaders renew South Sudan peace push

Addis Ababa - East African leaders gathered in Ethiopia on Thursday hoping to revive stalled South Sudan peace talks, following a long-awaited face-to-face meeting between the two warring leaders.

South Sudan foes set to meet after two years

Addis Ababa - The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan are scheduled to meet on Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years.

South Sudan foes set to meet after two years

Addis Ababa - The two figures at the centre of the civil war that has ravaged South Sudan are scheduled to meet on Wednesday for the first time in nearly two years.
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