Tag archive for ‘South Sudan’
By admin On Thursday, November 10th, 2016

South Sudan crisis escalates , will this be Africa’s Syria?

Peace eludes the world’s newest nation By Pavithra Rao On the eve of the fifth anniversary of South Sudan’s independence on 9 July, sporadic gunfire rent the air in Juba, the capital city. What many assumed More...

By admin On Thursday, September 17th, 2015

More than 100 killed in South Sudan when oil truck explodes

More than 100 people were killed in South Sudan when an oil truck exploded as a crowd tried to gather fuel from the vehicle after it had veered off the road, a regional official said on Thursday, a day after the More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

Kenya calls on South Sudan leaders to honour agreements

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday called on South Sudan leaders to honour agreements they have signed in order to find a lasting political solution to the current crisis in the country. Kenyatta, who More...

By admin On Sunday, February 1st, 2015

All talk but no peace in South Sudan

After 13 months of fighting and six failed ceasefires, diplomats are being forced to accept that any deal to end the war in South Sudan will, at best, result in a return to the status quo that precipitated the carnage More...

By admin On Friday, January 2nd, 2015

South Sudan to hold Elections despite Instability

 A South Sudanese government spokesperson says the country will hold general elections in coming months. Ateny Wek Ateny said late on Wednesday the country will hold elections between May and July. In May last More...

By admin On Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

South Sudan warring factions to form a federal government

– Mediators say South Sudan’s warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan. The regional body Igad, which is mediating peace talks in Ethiopia, announced More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

South Sudan rebels released to Kenya

Nairobi – South Sudan released seven of the 11 key leaders held after an alleged coup bid last month, Kenya’s presidency said on Wednesday as Nairobi accepted to host the group. The seven men appeared More...

By admin On Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Africa sees a violent start to 2014

Nairobi – Sub-Saharan Africa has seen a very violent start to 2014, with raging conflicts in South Sudan and Central African Republic, as well as continued violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

IOM expands aid operations in South Sudan, appeals for donor support

South Sudan – IOM is expanding its assistance to people displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and has issued an appeal to the international community for further support. IOM Director General William More...

By admin On Sunday, January 5th, 2014

Rival South Sudan factions agree to direct talk -Cease Fire

South Sudanese government officials and representatives of rebel groups agreed to face-to-face talks on a monitored cease-fire and the detention of leading politicians arrested after an alleged coup attempt, Ethiopian More...