South Sudan

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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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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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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South Sudan rebels reject Machar’s reinstatement as vice president

South Sudan rebels on Monday rejected a peace plan to reinstate insurgent leader Riek Machar as vice president, saying it failed to dilute the strong power base of the country’s president. The deal naming Machar first vice president was reached in Entebbe in talks mediated by Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and that he and Kiir […]

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