President Salva Kiir

Rivals sign agreement to end civil war in South Sudan

The government and rebels of South Sudan signed a power-sharing agreement in Khartoum on Sunday to end a deadly civil war ravaging the world’s youngest country. Under the agreement, Riek Machar will join a government of national unity and become first vice president. President Salva Kiir’s team will take 20 positions in the new 35-member […]

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Death toll rises to 170 South Sudan tribal fighting

The death toll from inter-communal fighting between two clans in South Sudan’s Great Lakes region has reached 170, an official said, up from 45. “Right now, from both sides, we have 170 plus people who lost their lives. “Three hundred forty two houses have been burnt and almost 1,800 people displaced,” Dharuai Teny, a member […]

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S.Sudan’s government using food as weapon of war -U.N. report

South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report seen on Friday. During 2016 and 2017, the U.N. monitors said a military campaign by government troops in the […]

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South Sudan to receive 200 peacekeepers from Ethiopia

Ethiopia has sent 200 peacekeepers to neighbouring South Sudan to help with the restive security situation in the country, the Sudan Tribune reports citing an Ethiopian official. South Sudan’s Foreign Minister was also quoted as stating that the Ethiopian deployment was in line with a United Nations resolution to stabilize Africa’s youngest nation. The U.N. […]

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