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,…

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…

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.…

Will America fund South Sudan war? – Independent

IndependentA Sudanese man carries a bed past South Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) national army soldiers patrolling the town of Bentiu, on Jan.12, 2014. AFP PHOTO / SIMON MAINA. IGAD…

Sudanese refugees in South Sudan are facing disaster, SRRA says – Sudan Tribune

Sudan TribuneJanuary 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The humanitarian wing of the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Movement North (SPLM-N) has called on the international community to rescue Sudanese refugees in South…

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…

Is the US powerless in South Sudan? – BBC News

BBC NewsIn a church in Alexandra, Virginia, just across the river from Washington DC, the congregation sing a solemn, gentle hymn in Dinka, one of the languages of South Sudan.…

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…

200 Dead in S. Sudan After Boat Fleeing War Sinks – ABC News

ABC NewsSome 200 people fleeing warfare died after a boat crossing the Nile River sank, a South Sudanese military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved…

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…

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.…

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,…

South Sudan troops ‘recapture key oil city of Bentiu’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudan’s military says it has recaptured the oil hub of Bentiu – one of just two rebel-held cities. Army spokesman Philip Aguer said the final resistance – a…

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…

South Sudan general killed in ambush – BBC News

BBC NewsA South Sudanese army general has been killed in fighting outside the rebel-held town of Bor. A BBC correspondent with government troops said a convoy advancing on Bor came…

S Sudan general killed in fighting – BBC News

BBC NewsA South Sudan army general has been killed in an ambush as government forces advance on the rebel-held town of Bor. In Ethiopia, meanwhile, efforts to get the warring…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

South Sudan’s Peace Talks Delayed – Voice of America

Voice of AmericaDirect talks between South Sudan’s warring factions have been delayed amid concerns that the world’s newest nation is sliding toward civil war. Officials in Ethiopia say the face-to-face…

South Sudan: Finding shelter by the Nile – BBC News

BBC NewsThe tens of thousands of people who fled Bor town and crossed the Nile dragging what few possessions they could carry, landed in Awerial county and found the nearest…

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…

Fear Keeps Thousands of South Sudanese on the Run – New York Times

New York TimesAWERIAL, South Sudan — As the city of Bor fell into chaos, Lual Alier watched a fellow teacher pick up a Kalashnikov rifle and kill a shopkeeper. Then…

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…

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…

South Sudan peace talks to open in Ethiopia – Washington Post

Washington PostJUBA, South Sudan — Negotiators from South Sudan’s two warring sides arrived in Ethiopia on Wednesday for peace talks, and a U.N. official urged both teams to bring the…

UPDATE 2-South Sudan president declares state of emergency ahead of talks – Reuters

Reuters… slideshows. * Emergency declared in Jonglei, Unity states. * Fighting near the flashpoint town of Bor. * Mediator fears fighting could scupper talks in Ethiopia. * White House says…

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…

South Sudan rivals to begin peace talks – BBC News

BBC NewsTalks between South Sudan’s government and rebels are due to start in the near future in Ethiopia, say observers. However there has been no immediate halt to hostilities, with…

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…

South Sudan: Rebels, army forces clash in Bor – CNN

CNN(CNN) — East African nations had set Tuesday as a deadline for the two sides fighting in South Sudan to talk. Instead, they fought heavily in the key town of…

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…

South Sudan rebel ‘agrees to talks after taking Bor’ – BBC News

BBC NewsSouth Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has told the BBC he will enter peace talks, claiming his forces have captured the key town of Bor. He had previously demanded…

Fighting flares in South Sudan flashpoint town, sanctions loom – Reuters

ReutersJUBA (Reuters) – South Sudanese forces battled rebels on the outskirts of the strategically key town of Bor on Tuesday as a deadline set by east African nations for a…