South Sudan has been described as “a hijacked state” and a “violent kleptocracy” in a condemning new report from the Enough Project.
South Sudan’s oil minister says the country will return to pre-war oil production levels by mid-2020.
South Sudan has resumed pumping oil in the former Unity state for the first time in five years.
The World Food Programme (WFP) says ongoing violence in South Sudan is blocking deliveries of food aid, despite a peace deal signed last month.
Members of South Sudanese rebel group the Federal Democratic Party (FDP) have accused Riek Machar’s Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) of violating the country’s ceasefire.
UN rights chief Michelle Bachelet has called for the release of hundreds of South Sudanese civilians kidnapped by opposition forces.
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.