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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. 

South Sudan leader sets off for talks with rival

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

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

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

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