South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.
South Sudan is one of the most dangerous places in the world for young people. Only seven countries see more young people die per year than the East African nation, which has been locked in a bitter civil war since
The latest Global Peace Index says the world is slightly more peaceful this year than it was in 2016, but East Africa is one exception. Political instability fluctuates unpredictably in the region and a number of conflicts have added to an
South Sudan President Salva Kirr has declared a three-month state of emergency in four states across the country.
The United Nations is calling on South Sudan’s government to protect civilians and aid workers in the country following a series of attacks against both groups.
The Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) has released 127 prisoners captured during fighting in the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
Rights groups are again warning that Burundi risks slipping into civil war and genocide, urging the international community to intervene in the “forgotten conflict”.
Following the latest armed clashes in Juba, South Sudan’s status as a failed state seems confirmed. A ceasefire order from President Kiir just about prevented all-out civil war last week. But the extent of violence seen in the capital recently
South Sudan’s President Slava Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar have ordered a ceasefire between their rival forces.
More than 300 people are reported to have been killed in fresh violence in South Sudan.
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