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

South Sudan President Salva Kiir hits out at UN – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit has accused the UN peacekeeping mission of acting like a “parallel government” in his country. The UN had only fallen short of naming … Read More

South Sudan’s Government Regains Control of Strategic Town – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaSouth Sudan’s government says its forces have recaptured Bor, a strategic town that has changed hands several times since fighting between government and anti-government forces erupted in mid-December. … Read More

Top UN Official Describes ‘Horror’ in South Sudan – New York Times

New York TimesUNITED NATIONS — A top United Nations human rights official visiting South Sudan described “horror” on Friday, with bodies on the streets and reports of mass killings, sexual … Read More

SPLA and UPDF inflict heavy defeat on Machar forcesPublish Date: Jan 15, 2014 – New Vision

New VisionSOUTH SUDAN, BENTIU : Members of South Sudans former rebel army the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) walk in the empty north oil city of Bentiu after capturing it … Read More

200 dead in S. Sudan after boat fleeing war sinks – USA TODAY

USA TODAYJUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A military spokesman in South Sudan says 200 people fleeing warfare died after a boat crossing the Nile River sank. Col. Philip Aguer said … Read More

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. … 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

South Sudan, Rebels Begin Direct Talks – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalSouth Sudan’s warring parties began peace talks in Ethiopia on Sunday, even as government troops thwarted rebel advances on the country’s capital. Government and rebel negotiators are holding … Read More

First real peace talks for South Sudan begin – Washington Post

Washington PostADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two warring factions from South Sudan are holding more advanced peace talks for the first time since conflict began roiling the country Dec. 15. The … 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

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 … 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

Military: South Sudan rebels set eyes on capital – USA TODAY

USA TODAYADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Rebels in South Sudan are forcibly recruiting civilians to march on the national capital, the military said, even as representatives of the warring factions … Read More

US Orders Evacuation of Staff From Embassy in South Sudan – New York Times

New York TimesThe United States on Friday ordered a further reduction of American Embassy staff in strife-torn South Sudan and said it would cease to provide consular services for its … Read More

South Sudan delegates arrive in Ethiopia for talks – Financial Times

Financial TimesDelegates representing South Sudan’s government and rebels arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, on Wednesday for talks to try to end nearly three weeks of fighting in the … Read More

South Sudan President Salva Kiir rules out power share – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudan President Salva Kiir has ruled out any power sharing with rebel leader Riek Machar to halt violence that has killed at least 1,000 people. Mr Kiir told … Read More

UPDATE 5-South Sudan rebels agree to talks as fighting rages – Reuters

Reuters… slideshows. * Rebel delegation expected in Ethiopia on Tuesday. * Government forces, rebels clash again in Bor. * African Union threatens targeted sanctions. * Conflict risks sucking in South … Read More