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S Sudan`s warring leaders agree deadline for new govt

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 01:29

South Sudan`s president and rebel chief met today in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia`s prime minster said.

South Sudan rebel leader in Kenya for talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:56

The leader of South Sudan`s rebels, former vice president Riek Machar, is in Nairobi for talks on regional efforts to end his country`s nearly six-month-old civil war, officials said Friday.

UN chief hails South Sudan ceasefire agreement

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 13:18

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a ceasefire agreement signed by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.

South Sudan`s rebel leader agrees new ceasefire with president

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 09:32

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed a ceasefire deal on Friday after coming under growing international pressure to end ethnic fighting that has raised fears of genocide. 

South Sudan leader sets off for talks with rival

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:53

South Sudan President Salva Kiir flew out of Juba Friday for the Ethiopian capital to hold direct talks with rebel chief Riek Machar, the foreign minister said.

Gross rights abuses committed by both sides in South Sudan: Report

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 13:16

Gross human rights abuses, including rapes, mass killings and torture, have been committed by both sides in the brutal conflict that erupted in South Sudan towards end of last year, according to a new UN report which said civilians were directly targeted in the violence.

South Sudan rebel chief promises talks to end war

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 06, 2014, 22:57

South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar has promised to attend peace talks, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced Tuesday as he pushed efforts to end a brutal civil war he said "enrages my soul".

Over one million displaced by ongoing South Sudan conflict: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, March 30, 2014, 14:49

Over one million people have been displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan, the United Nations has said.

South Sudan govt, rebels say each other violating ceasefire

Last Updated: Sunday, January 26, 2014, 02:24

The government and rebels in South Sudan traded accusations on Saturday of breaking a ceasefire deal supposed to calm violence that has driven half a million people from their homes.

South Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefire

Last Updated: Friday, January 24, 2014, 00:42

South Sudan`s government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end more than a month of intense fighting, a correspondent witnessed.

South Sudan battles rebels as atrocity reports mount

Last Updated: Saturday, January 18, 2014, 14:08

Battles between government troops and rebels raged in South Sudan, as the UN said child soldiers had joined the more than month-long conflict with atrocities committed on both sides.

UN says South Sudan civilians tied and shot in war

Last Updated: Friday, January 17, 2014, 07:51

A UN rights envoy in South Sudan said Thursday he had seen bodies in the streets that had been tied before being shot as the global body stepped up warnings over rights abuses.