Salva Kiir

South Sudan: Political Prisoners get freedom in line with peace deal

South Sudan’s government on Thursday released five political prisoners, in accordance with the terms of the revitalised peace agreement signed last month. South Sudan plunged into war two years after independence from Sudan in 2011 when a dispute between Kiir and then vice-president Riek Machar erupted into armed confrontation. More than 50,000 people have been […]

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South Sudan: kiir, Machar sign to adhere to peace deal.

South Sudan’s incumbent president Salva Kiir and his main opponent former vice-president Riek Machar have signed to a revitalized peace deal. The signing was done in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, it took place on Wednesday, It was brokered by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD. IGAD is currently being led by Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed […]

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South Sudan: Peace deal heats rock as Riek Machar remains adamant.

The South Sudan peace deal hit yet another snag on Tuesday as rebel leader Riek Machar refused to sign the latest draft of a peace deal with the Juba government that would end a years-long conflict, Sudan’s foreign minister said. Machar’s rebels and South Sudanese President Salva Kiir signed up to a ceasefire and power-sharing […]

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South Sudan heads lack leadership skills, says White House.

The United States doubts whether South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have the leadership qualities needed to deliver peace to the country at war since 2013, the White House said on Sunday. Peace talks last week in the South Sudanese capital Juba need to be more inclusive to succeed, the White […]

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