South Sudan’s rival leaders have signed a power-sharing deal to bring an end to five years of civil war in the world’s youngest nation.
Authorities in South Sudan have arrested a prominent economist and government critic, according to his wife.
The White House has expressed doubts over South Sudan’s ability to implement lasting peace, suggesting the country lacks the leadership required to bring an end to its ongoing conflict.
South Sudan’s latest peace deal broke down on Saturday when government troops clashed with rebel forces, hours after a “permanent” ceasefire was implemented.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Macher have signed a peace deal after talks initially broke down last week.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has called upon security forces in the country to stop robbing and killing civilians.
More than 500 child soldiers have been freed in South Sudan this year as pressure on the country’s government and rebel groups to end the recruitment of children increases. In April, 112 boys and 95 girls took part in a
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.
The Red Cross has halted aid operations across a third of South Sudan after gunmen killed one of its staff members.
A group of South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping five foreign aid workers and killing one man have appeared in front of a military court in Juba.
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