South Sudan’s former vice-president and rebel leader Riek Machar is calling for an armed struggle against President Salva Kiir’s government.
US Special Envoy to South Sudan, Donald Booth, says it would be a mistake to reinstate Riek Machar as vice-president in the East African nation.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has fired at least four ministers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar, raising further questions about the country’s peace process.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has once again sacked his deputy, Riek Machar.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has asked deputy Riek Machar to confirm his return to Juba in the next 48 hours.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has threatened to replace Vice-President Riek Machar, according to reports.
More than 300 people are reported to have been killed in fresh violence in South Sudan.
Last week South Sudan formed its long-awaited transitional government – eight months after President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar committed to doing so in a peace deal signed last August. In the meantime, fighting between various rival groups in
South Sudan’s reunited leaders have established a long-awaited transitional government as part of the nation’s peace process.
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.