Warring sides sign peace pact for torn South Sudan – The Standard Digital News

The Standard Digital NewsThe Government of South Sudan and rebels led by former Vice-President Riek Machar have pledged to stop fighting. The ceasefire agreement, which was signed in Addis Ababa, … Read More

S Sudan conflict: UN calls on government to free prisoners – BBC News

BBC NewsThe UN Security Council has urged South Sudan President Salva Kiir to release political prisoners to help bring an end to the bitter conflict there. Rebel leader, Riek Machar, … Read More

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, … Read More

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 … Read More

Direct talks on South Sudan ceasefire delayed – BBC News

BBC NewsHopes of a quick agreement to end weeks of violence in South Sudan have been dashed, after talks in Ethiopia between the warring parties were delayed. Teams representing President … Read More

South Sudan: White Army ‘abandons war march’ on Bor town – BBC News

BBC NewsThousands of South Sudanese youths – loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar – have abandoned their march on the strategic town of Bor, officials say. South Sudan’s information minister … Read More

S Sudan will attack rebel if ceasefire rejected – The News International

The News InternationalJUBA: South Sudan troops will attack the main stronghold of rebel forces loyal to former vice president Riek Machar if the government’s offer of a ceasefire is rejected, … Read More

South Sudan Army Fights to Recapture Key Towns – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaKAMPALA — South Sudan government troops are preparing to launch an attack to recapture Bentiu, the capital of oil-rich Unity state, which fell to forces loyal to former … Read More

South Sudan sees ‘mass ethnic killings’ – BBC News

BBC NewsNew evidence is emerging of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of fighting in South Sudan. The violence follows a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, … Read More

S. Sudan President committed to talks without preconditions – Xinhua

XinhuaBEIJING, Dec. 24 (Xinhuanet) — South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has told a senior US official, he is committed to beginning talks with rebel leader Riek Machar to end the … Read More

Obama keeping with tense situation in South Sudan – Houston Chronicle

Houston ChronicleHONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama says any effort in South Sudan to seize power through military force will lead the U.S. and others to cut off support. The … Read More

South Sudan rebel Riek Machar ‘controls key state’ – BBC News

BBC NewsFormer South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has said rebel troops have captured the key oil-producing state of Unity and control much of the country. Mr Machar also confirmed to … Read More

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 … Read More

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, … Read More

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