South Sudan

Rwandans in Sudan pay tribute to liberators

Rwandans living in Sudan capital Khartoum and neighboring areas were on Wednesday joined by friends of Rwanda, heads of Diplomatic Missions, International and Regional organizations accredited to the Sudan gathered to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Rwanda liberation Day, this week. The event...

Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 12:40am

South Sudan's parliament extends president’s term for another three years

JUBA – South Sudan’s parliament on Thursday voted to extend President Salva Kiir’s term and that of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) for another three years. Anthony Lino Makana, the Speaker of the South Sudan Parliament, declared the Constitutional Amendment...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 9:00am

South Sudan says int'l pressure not needed amid positive peace gains

South Sudan on Wednesday termed international pressure to impose arms embargo as uncalled for as the warring parties have recently shown flexibility after agreeing to permanent truce and security arrangements crucial for peace. Mawien Makol Ariik, spokesman at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, told...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:42pm

South Sudan opposition rejects proposed peace deal

JUBA – South Sudan’s opposition alliance has rejected a proposed peace deal that was unveiled to them in neighboring Uganda on Saturday arguing that the pact does not address the suffering of the people of South Sudan. The nine-member South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA)...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 12:48am

South Sudan prepares for resuming oil pumping

Sudan's Ministry of Oil and Gas on Sunday said its delegation arrived in South Sudan to prepare for resuming oil pumping. "A delegation from the ministry and a number of oil companies arrived in South Sudan to get acquainted with arrangements to resume oil pumping," said Saad-Eddin...

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:51am

S.Sudan’s warring parties agree deal on security arrangements: SUNA agency

KHARTOUM - South Sudan’s government and rebels have reached a deal on security arrangements during talks in Khartoum, Sudanese state news agency SUNA reported, as part of efforts to end nearly five years of civil war. The talks have been hosted by Sudan, from which South Sudan declared...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 11:35pm

South Sudan cancels independence celebrations over cash constraints

South Sudan will not celebrate its independence anniversary for the third year running due to financial difficulties, a senior official said Thursday. Abdun Agau, head of the independence committee, said for the third year running they will not be celebrating independence on July 9 due to...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 10:25am

UN urges South Sudan leaders to embrace peace talks to end war

Visiting UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Wednesday called on South Sudan leaders to stick to the ongoing peace talks to end the suffering of its people. Speaking at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the war-torn East African country, Mohammed said the UN welcomes the latest peace...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:44am

Khartoum says skirmishes in South Sudan not ceasefire violation

KHARTOUM -- Sudanese government said the skirmishes between rival parties in South Sudan are mere “events” that do not amount to ceasefire violation, official SUNA news agency reported Tuesday. The ceasefire agreement went into effect on Sunday, as the factions involved in the fighting...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 10:42am

South Sudan confirms 16 civilians killed in latest truce deal violation

South Sudan's army said on Sunday that at least 16 civilians have been killed and 22 others wounded including foreign nationals in the latest ceasefire deal violation. Sudan's People's Liberation Army (SPLA) spokesman, Lul Ruai Koan told Xinhua by phone in Juba that rebel leader Riek...

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:51am

South Sudanese president declares permanent ceasefire

JUBA, June 29 (Xinhua) -- South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered implementation of the permanent ceasefire signed recently with rebel leader Riek Machar in the Sudanese capital. President Kiir's order aired on State radio on Thursday evening calls on government forces to remain...

Saturday, June 30, 2018 - 1:00am

Hunger, malnutrition reach record levels in South Sudan: UN official

A UN senior official said Thursday that South Sudan's hunger and malnutrition have reached record levels, affecting some 1.75 million people. At a meeting of the Security Council, Bintou Keita, assistant secretary-general for peacekeeping operations, said the continued fighting in South Sudan...

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 10:14am

Rwanda deploys female-dominated police contingent to South Sudan

At about 10:30am, on Wednesday, a Formed Police Unit (FPU) contingent of 160 officers, majority women, left Kigali International Airport for a one-year peacekeeping duty under the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The contingent, the first of its kind, was saluted off by the Deputy...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 7:16pm

IGAD says South Sudan rebel leader should reside outside bloc countries

ADDIS ABABA – The East African bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) released a statement on Sunday, stating that South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar should reside in countries outside the bloc except to attend peace talks. In a press statement, the regional bloc of...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:59pm

S.Sudan opposition leader arrives in Khartoum for peace talks

KHARTOUM – South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar on Sunday arrived in Sudan's capital Khartoum to take part in a new round of talks with South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday. Machar was received upon arrival at Khartoum airport by Sudanese Foreign Minister Dirdiri Mohamed...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 11:21pm

Sudan, Djibouti presidents in Ethiopia for South Sudan peace talks

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh arrived in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Thursday for the South Sudan peace talks to end the more than four years of civil war. In a press statement, Ethiopia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) said the two...

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:49am

South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar to meet in Ethiopia’s capital

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar are set to meet on Wednesday for their first face-to-face meeting in two years, according to the Ethiopian foreign ministry. Wednesday’s meeting in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, comes amid efforts to end the world...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 12:52am

UN threatens arms embargo against South Sudan

The UN Security Council has adopted a resolution that threatens an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against six people if fighting doesn’t stop by June 30. The US-sponsored resolution passed on Thursday would renew existing sanctions against South Sudanese officials until July 15....

Saturday, June 2, 2018 - 5:04am

South Sudan President Salva Kiir in Ethiopia for peace talks

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday travelled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a one-day State visit, the presidency said. President Kiir was accompanied by the country's chief peace negotiator and government ministers for talks with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. The South...

Thursday, May 31, 2018 - 8:39am

South Sudan, UN vow to strengthen fight against HIV

The South Sudanese government and the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDs) on Tuesday agreed to work together to combat HIV among young people. The ministry of health and UNAIDs have also signed a memorandum of understanding that seeks to enhance sexual and reproductive education among the...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 9:42am