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South Sudan unveils new ministers, Machar’s wife now defence minister

South Sudan has announced a new cabinet one of the key steps in the new unity government and the country's peace process following years of civil war.Three weeks ago President Salva Kiir and the former rebel leader Riek Machar...

Fresh violence in South Sudan tempers hopes peace deal

Humanitarian workers say they hope the formation of a national unity government in South Sudan under a peace deal last month will ease suffering in the country, but those expectations have been tempered by reports of continuing violence.Alain Noudehou...

Machar ‘feels like a prisoner’ after peace deal, says wife

Ms Angelina Teny, the wife of South Sudan’s newly sworn-in First Vice-President, Riek Machar, says her husband feels "he is a prisoner", after the peace agreement.Ms Teny told the BBC that restrictions put in place by the regional body,...

South Sudan rivals form coalition government

South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.A day after President Salva Kiir dissolved the previous government,...

South Sudan rivals agree to form coalition government

South Sudan’s rival leaders on Thursday announced they have agreed to form a coalition government just two days before the latest deadline, a major step in the emergence from a five-year civil war that killed nearly 400,000 people and...

Machar rejects South Sudan president’s compromise for peace

South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government.The rejection by rebel chief Riek Machar dashes hopes of breaking a...

South Sudan clears hurdle to peace process, cuts number of states from 32 to 10

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity government.“The compromise we...

South Sudan buries reports on oil pollution, birth defects – AP Exclusive report

The oil industry in South Sudan has left a landscape pocked with hundreds of open waste pits, the water and soil contaminated with toxic chemicals and heavy metals including mercury, manganese, and arsenic, according to four environmental reports obtained...

Pope Francis to visit South Sudan next year urges unity govt

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country’s leaders to overcome their divisions and bring an end to the suffering of its people.Francis spoke of...

S. Sudan’s Machar threatens war if unity govt is formed next month

South Sudan’s main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday that he will not be part of a unity government next month, dashing the prospects of progress in a stalled peace process.Former rebel leader...
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