Sacking of Machar is sowing seed of new suffering in South Sudan

South Sudan’s opposition has been split down the middle with the appointment by President Salva Kiir of Taban Deng Gai as First Vice President to replace Riek Machar, who has fled the capital, Juba, South Sudan observers have said. Machar, … Read More

Sudan’s media urge intervention on South Sudan’s renewed fighting

Sudanese newspapers are awash with the deteriorating situation in South Sudan, where hundreds were reported killed and thousands forced to leave the capital city, Juba and other major towns, urging the international community to intervene to avoid further escalation of … Read More

Ethiopia: IGAD Summit set to bolster South Sudan peace talks

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – East African leaders are set to meet President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar today to bolster the peace talks to end the fighting in South Sudan, officials said Monday. The South Sudanese rebel … Read More

Ethiopia: South Sudan rebels threaten to shoot down civilian aircraft

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) – South Sudanese rebels warned Thursday they would shoot down civilian aircraft in its strongholds to stop what it alleges as an ongoing surveillance by government forces to assassinate rebel military commanders. Rebel military spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. … Read More

Sudan: Cessation of hostilities observed in South Sudan | Soudan du Sud: la cessation des hostilités observée

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[column width=”47%” padding=”6%”] Khartoum, Sudan (PANA) – The ceasefire deal struck in Ethiopia Friday night by the warring parties in South Sudan has taken effect as of Saturday night, according to South Sudan’s Defence Minister Kuol Myang. Gen. Myang announced … Read More