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Experts worried as talks falter amid UN plea to free prisoners – The Standard Digital News

The Standard Digital NewsSOUTH SUDAN: The UN Security Council has urged South Sudan President Salva Kiir to release political prisoners to help bring an end to the bitter conflict there. The 15-nation UN Security Council statement on prisoners was made in the hope of kick …Sudan says it disarmed 54 fighters from SouthAhram OnlineEnvoys in […]

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Rival South Sudan Factions Agree to Direct Cease-Fire Talks (1) – Businessweek

BusinessweekSoldiers from South Sudan’s army patrol the streets of Malakal in South Sudan on Dec. 31, 2013. Conflict broke out Dec. 15 after President Salva Kiir accused his former deputy, Riek Machar, of trying to stage a coup. Photographer: Samir Bol/AFP via Getty …South Sudan’s Peace Talks Open in EthiopiaVoice of AmericaOfficial: Rivals in South […]

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South Sudan ceasefire talks begin in Addis Ababa – BBC News

BBC NewsTalks on ending the conflict in South Sudan have officially opened in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Teams representing President Salva Kiir’s government and the rebels supporting sacked Deputy President Riek Machar are due to begin negotiations on …IGAD welcomes start of proxy talks between S. Sudan warring parties despite …XinhuaRival South Sudan Factions […]

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South Sudan peace negotiations stall over agenda – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesPRETORIA, South Africa — Face-to-face peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan were stalled Saturday, government officials and rebel delegations said, dashing hopes of a swift end to the bloodshed. Representatives of President Salva Kiir’s …Official: Rivals in South Sudan to start face-to-face talksCNNSouth Sudan ceasefire talks openBBC NewsUPDATE 2-South Sudan rivals […]

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Rebels take South Sudan town Bor after ‘coup attempt’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudanese rebels have taken over a key town, the military has said, as fighting continues after Sunday’s reported coup attempt. “Our soldiers have lost control of Bor to the force of Riek Machar,” said army spokesman Philip Aguer. President Salva Kiir …Troops clash in South Sudan, African states to mediateReutersSouth Sudan town falls […]

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Fresh Gunfire in S. Sudan Capital After Alleged Coup Attempt – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaFresh fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said his government had stopped an attempted coup. Witnesses in the capital, Juba, say sporadic gunfire could be heard throughout the day as soldiers patrolled the …Gunfire erupts in South Sudan’s capital JubaSydney Morning HeraldThousands seek refuge from […]

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UPDATE 1-South Sudan fighting resumes, death toll reaches 26 – Reuters

Reuters(Adds comments from aid worker, background). JUBA Dec 17 (Reuters) – Gunfire erupted again in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Tuesday, a day after President Salva Kiir said security forces had put down an attempted coup by supporters of his former deputy …Fresh Gunfire in South Sudan Capital After Alleged Coup AttemptVoice of AmericaSouth Sudan […]

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Curfew imposed in South Sudan after apparent coup attempt – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesCAIRO — South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt. Several people were reported wounded, and hundreds of others sought refuge at United Nations facilities in …South Sudan Government ‘In Control’ After Alleged Coup Bid: KiirVoice of AmericaSouth Sudan quashes […]

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South Sudan declares curfew after troops clash around capital – Reuters

ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – The South Sudanese president declared a curfew in the capital Juba on Monday after clashes overnight between rival factions of soldiers. The fighting broke out following months of tension after President Salva Kiir sacked his deputy Riek …Heavy Gunfire Erupts in South Sudan’s CapitalVoice of AmericaFighting erupts between South Sudanese troops – […]