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Call for Machar to be released from house arrest

The East African bloc IGAD wants South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar released from house arrest in South Africa as soon as...

ISS: Can South Sudan’s peace agreement be revitalised?

With the civil war in South Sudan concluding its fourth year, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is maximising its efforts to...

South Sudan agrees to deployment of a regional force

South Sudan's government agreed to allow a regional protection force to be deployed in the country, a regional development group said, following...

East African states mull stabilization force for South Sudan

East African states are considering sending troops into South Sudan to help enforce a ceasefire deal between government forces and rebels, a...

South Sudan rebels say they will boycott latest peace talks

South Sudanese rebels threatened on Monday to boycott the next round of peace talks in Ethiopia unless the government freed political prisoners...

Uganda invites reclusive Eritrea leader for visit

Uganda has invited Eritrea's leader, President Isaias Afewerki, accused by the West of stoking Somalia's Islamist rebellion and destabilising the east African...

East African bloc IGAD ‘happy’ with Eritrea return

The East African bloc IGAD welcomed Eritrea's decision to return to the body four years after it suspended its membership, and a...

Eritrea rejoins East African bloc IGAD

Eritrea has rejoined East African bloc IGAD, four years after it walked out on the body in protest at Ethiopian forces entering...


SANDF missing the communication target

Former defence and military veterans minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula on a number of occasions said words to the effect South Africans have to decide what...