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Kiir and Machar: insights into South Sudan’s strongmen

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Salva Kiir and Riek Machar loom large over South Sudan’s recent history. And they will keep holding the future of the young nation in...

ISS: Kiir and Machar kiss and make up yet again

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and Vice-President Riek Machar shook hands this week on yet another agreement to revive the chronically faltering peace...

South Sudan’s Machar says ‘peace spoilers’ backed his removal as party...

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South Sudan’s first Vice President Riek Machar has accused rival military leaders who announced he had been deposed as party and armed forces leader...

ISS: Can South Sudan change its approach to politics?

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The formation of South Sudan’s new unity government on 22 February is a major milestone in recent efforts to restore peace in that country....

Political detainees released in South Sudan

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South Sudan freed five political detainees and prisoners of war, although none appeared to be senior rebel officials, a category of captive...

ISS: Sanctions prove key to ending South Sudan’s civil war

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Cautious optimism surrounds efforts to end the brutal five-year civil war in South Sudan. Recent progress in the peace process has led...

South Sudan president Kiir grants Machar, other rebels amnesty

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President Salva Kiir granted a general amnesty to rebels in South Sudan's civil war, including his former deputy Riek Machar, as a...

South Sudan rivals sign peace agreement in Khartoum

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South Sudan's president signed a peace agreement with rebels on Wednesday including a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan's foreign minister...

No to Machar in South Sudan government

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South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government, but ruled out rebel leader Riek Machar, saying they "had...

ISS: New hopes for South Sudan’s peace process

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Nearly two years since their last meeting, rival leaders President Salva Kiir and Dr Riek Machar met face to face on 20...

Call for Machar to be released from house arrest

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

SA advisor to South Sudan rebels could face death penalty

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A South African on trial in South Sudan could face the death penalty if found guilty of charges including conspiracy to overthrow...

South Sudan rebels wants compensation before releasing pilots

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South Sudanese rebels are holding two Kenyan pilots and will not release them until compensation is paid to the family of a...

South Sudan rebel Machar declines to renounce violence – mediator

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Exiled South Sudanese opposition figure Riek Machar declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks...

South Sudan’s Machar in South Africa for medical treatment

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South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar is in South Africa to receive medical treatment. "Dr Riek Machar arrived on Wednesday and his period...

DR Congo demands deportation of South Sudan rebels by U.N. mission

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Authorities from the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an ultimatum to the country's U.N. peacekeeping mission to deport South Sudanese rebels...

US condemns South Sudan opposition leader’s call for renewed war

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The US State Department on Wednesday strongly condemned comments by South Sudan's opposition leader calling for a return to war against the...

South Sudan urges Sudan, neighbours not to let opponent launch rebellion

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South Sudan's government urged Sudan and regional states on Tuesday not to let opposition leader Riek Machar launch a new rebellion, after...

South Sudan’s opposition figure ‘not dead politically’ – U.N.

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South Sudan's exiled opposition figure Riek Machar "is not dead politically," United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Friday as the...

Machar should not go back to South Sudan as deputy president...

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The United States does not believe South Sudan's former Deputy President Riek Machar should return to his former position in its government,...

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