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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...

Internet disrupted, streets quiet in South Sudan after call for protests

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Internet services in South Sudan were disrupted on Monday and security forces patrolled the streets after activists called for protests against President Salva Kiir's...

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....

South Sudan ready to mediate in Sudan

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir offered to mediate a political transition in Sudan after the fall of autocratic president Omar al-Bashir, Kiir’s office said. The...

DP concludes meeting on South Sudan peace talks

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Deputy President David Mabuza has held a consultative meeting with President Salva Kiir Mayardit of the Republic of South Sudan at the Johnny Makhathini...

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...

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...

US set for South Sudan arms embargo

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The United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, stepping...

Former South Sudan army chief of staff declared a rebel

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The South Sudanese government declared former army chief of staff General Paul Malong a rebel and accused him of being behind a...

US has lost trust in South Sudan

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The United States has lost trust in South Sudan's government for fuelling civil war and must bring peace or risk losing support...

US mulls South Sudan pressure

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The United States is considering how to pressure South Sudan's President Salva Kiir into peace, but withdrawing aid may not work US...

A South Sudan vote would heap disaster upon catastrophe, U.N. says

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South Sudan's hellish war will get worse if its neighbours let President Salva Kiir hold an election before he accepts peacekeepers, a...

Region must pressure South Sudan leaders to end conflict – US...

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African countries should do more to pressure South Sudan's political leaders, who seem incapable of resolving the country's four-year civil war, a...

South Sudan’s ousted army chief “in a fighting mood”, says president

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A showdown between South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and his ousted army chief intensified on Friday after the general failed to return...

New anti-government rebel group in South Sudan

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A disaffected South Sudanese army general who quit his position last month announced he has formed a new anti-government rebel group, underscoring...

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 not acting on UN pledge yet

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UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous said on Wednesday South Sudan's government had not taken any action on a pledge it made 10...

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