Africa

Riek Machar back in S Sudan for rare talks with President Kiir

Meeting in South Sudan capital raises expectations for the implementation of stalled peace agreement.

Riek Machar back in S Sudan for rare talks with President Kiir

South Sudan

South Sudan: Building an oasis for the approaching drought

Residents of a village in South Sudan are digging a pond to ensure survival of their livestock in the dry season.

South Sudan: Building an oasis for the approaching drought

Africa

South Sudan's Kiir bans singing of anthem in his absence

Minister Michael Makuei says with exception of embassies and schools, anthem will only be sung in Kiir's presence.

South Sudan's Kiir bans singing of anthem in his absence

South Sudan

The plight of South Sudanese sexual assault survivors

Hundreds of South Sudanese girls and women were sexually abused during conflict, but government dismisses their claims.

The plight of South Sudanese sexual assault survivors

Africa

Civilians 'brutally targeted' in South Sudan violence

At least 104 people killed since President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar signed peace deal in 2018.

UN: Civilians brutally targeted in South Sudan violence

South Sudan

Ebola case reported near DR Congo's border with South Sudan

Case of deadly virus confirmed by South Sudan health ministry in a report seen by The Associated Press.

Ebola case reported near DR Congo's border with South Sudan

Africa

Sudanese refugees in South Sudan yearning for home

More than 147,000 Sudanese, mostly from the Blue Nile region, live in South Sudan’s northern town of Maban.

Sudanese refugees in South Sudan yearning for home

Inside Story

Is South Sudan on the brink of famine?

The UN warns millions in South Sudan face a critical shortage of food, despite a peace deal following its civil war.

Africa

Record 7 million people in S Sudan face severe hunger

More than 60 percent of the population face critical lack of food despite signing of peace deal between warring sides.

South Sudan: Record number of people face severe hunger

Africa

South Sudan president: Delay unity government formation by a year

Salva Kiir says delay is needed since government has been unable to disarm, house, train or integrate various forces.

South Sudan president: Delay unity government formation by a year

Africa

South Sudan wildfire kills dozens of people

At least 33 die after fire guts four villages in Western Bahr el Ghazal region, spokesman for the president says.

South Sudan wildfire kills dozens of people

Africa

South Sudan rivals agree to delay forming government

Warring sides agree to extend the period to form a unity government by six months after talks in Addis Ababa.

South Sudan rivals agree to delay forming government

Africa

South Sudan rivals to hold talks to salvage stalled peace deal

Meeting in Addis Ababa comes days before a unity government is expected to be formed to end the six-year civil war.

South Sudan rivals to hold talks to salvage stalled peace deal

South Sudan

Opposition in South Sudan urges delay to unity government

Opposition leader Machar will not return to Juba without security arrangements, according to an official from his party.

Opposition in South Sudan urges delay to unity government

Opinion

Is political integration in the Horn of Africa possible?

Recent diplomatic initiatives in the Horn are a positive step, but the region needs much more to achieve lasting peace.

Mehari Taddele Maru

by Mehari Taddele Maru

Mehari Taddele Maru