The US has pledged an extra $90m of aid to South Sudan following the arrival of Riek Machar, but threatened fresh sanctions if the country’s reunited leaders fail to establish peace.
South Sudan’s armed opposition leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as the country’s First Vice President following his return to the capital.
South Sudan’s main opposition leader and vice president Riek Machar has arrived in the capital.
South Sudan’s government has accepted a proposal by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) that will bring rebel leader Riek Machar back to the capital.
The US has criticised South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar’s failure to arrive in Juba on Monday.
South Sudan’s main rebel leader and returning vice president failed to arrive in the capital as scheduled on Monday.
South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar is in Pagak, in the east of South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, ahead of his much-anticipated return to Juba.
South Sudan’s returning First Vice President Riek Machar will arrive in Juba on 18 April, his press secretary has announced.
South Sudan’s top rebel leader and returning vice president has called on his nation’s people to embrace peace during a briefing to South Sudanese nationals in Kenya.
A senior military official of South Sudan’s main rebel group has quit and urged former leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir to surrender their positions.