Regional powers launch new South Sudan peace effort

 A fresh bid to end 17 months of civil war in South Sudan was launched by regional powers on Monday with a push to reconcile the country`s president and rebel leader.

South Sudan rebels in major assault on key town of Malakal

 Rebels in South Sudan have launched a large-scale attack on the strategic northern oil hub and state capital of Malakal, an official and aid sources said Saturday.

South Sudan peace talks collapse

South Sudan's warring leaders failed to reach a deal to end more than a year of civil war, mediators said today, with the latest collapse in peace talks paving the way for possible sanctions.

South Sudan stalemate ahead of peace talks deadline

Peace talks aimed at ending 15-month civil war in South Sudan appeared stalemated on Thursday with hours to go before a regionally-imposed deadline for a deal expires.

South Sudan bans journalists from interviewing rebels

South Sudan`s government on Monday threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war.

South Sudan calls off elections, aims to extend president's term: Govt spokesman

South Sudan has called off elections due in June and its cabinet plans to ask parliament to extend President Salva Kiir`s term, a government spokesman said, as a violent power struggle between Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar rumbles on.

All talk but no peace: South Sudan`s stumbling talks

After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats are being forced to accept that any deal to end the war in South Sudan will, at best, result in a return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage in the first place.

South Sudan rivals agree new ceasefire deal

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar has signed a new agreement to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead.

South Sudan rivals agree to ceasefire deal: Reports

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar late Sunday signed a deal to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead, an AFP reporter saw.

UN reports October atrocities by South Sudan rebels

 South Sudan rebels killed, raped and kidnapped civilians during an attack in October, leaving at least 11 dead, the United Nations said in a report.

South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters 2nd year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters second year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year on since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

Rebels accuse South Sudan army of breaking truce deal hours after signing

 South Sudanese rebels accused the government on Saturday of violating their latest ceasefire deal, just hours after both sides pledged to end almost a year of fighting.

South Sudan rivals told to end war or face sanctions

East African nations have told South Sudan`s government and rebels to immediately halt their nearly 11-month-old civil war or else face sanctions and even a regional intervention.

UN in South Sudan sees possible deal but no peace

The UN mission in South Sudan is bracing for ongoing fighting even if a political deal is reached between rival leaders, the new head of mission said Wednesday.

Warring South Sudan leaders accept `responsibility` for civil war

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival rebel chief Riek Machar said Monday they accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed.

S Sudan`s warring leaders agree deadline for new govt

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

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

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

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.