South Sudan’s rival leaders have formed a transitional coalition government in their latest effort to implement lasting peace after years of civil war.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has ordered the release of a number of prisoners following the inspection of an inmate facility in Juba.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government in February, even if they fail to resolve ongoing political disputes.
South Sudan’s government has allocated $40 million in funds to integrate rebel forces into the national army.
The leader of South Sudan’s main opposition group Riek Machar has called for another six-month delay on implementing a unity government in another setback to the country’s peace process.
The United Nations is calling upon South Sudan’s leaders to speed up action on the country’s tentative peace deal.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned organisers calling for protests on Thursday that any attempt to seize power will be met with “violent resistance”.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the formation of a unity government in the country could be delayed by a year.
South Sudan’s ruling party and leading opposition group have agreed to delay the formation of a unity government by six months.
Rebels in South Sudan have warned that the country’s bitter civil war could break out again if plans to implement a power-sharing transitional government aren’t delayed for six months.