South Sudan’s former army chief has called on President Salva Kiir to step down to prevent the country from sliding into further political chaos, according to a diplomat.
An independent body monitoring a ceasefire agreed by South Sudan’s warring political opponents last month says both sides have violated the agreement.
South Sudanese citizens are fleeing to the Democratic Republic of Congo amid the latest clashes between government troops and rebel forces.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has promised his government will comply with the country’s ceasefire and do everything it can to establish peace in 2018.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is arresting anyone suspected of being a South Sudanese rebel fighters as refugees from the neighbouring country pour in.
South Sudan’s army and rebel fighters have accused each other of violating a ceasefire agreed by both sides, just hours after it came into effect.
South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.
South Sudan’s army captured a rebel headquarters in Lasu on Monday as fresh peace talks began in Ethiopia, which aim to bring the country’s four-year civil conflict to an end.
On Thursday, Human Rights Watch (HRW) called on South Sudan’s government to stop delaying the creation of a hybrid court to deal with human rights violations during the country’s civil conflict. “Four years into the conflict, both parties continue to
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