Fresh violence in South Sudan threatens to compromise the country’s struggling peace process.
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 United States has recalled its ambassador for South Sudan after the country’s leaders one again failed to form a unity government.
The United Nations is calling upon South Sudan’s leaders to speed up action on the country’s tentative peace deal.
South Sudan’s First Vice President Taban Deng Gai told the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday that his country is “heading towards lasting peace and stability.”
South Sudan’s warring leaders are being sued by a group of more than 300 civil society groups after delaying the formation of a unity government.
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’s ruling party and leading opposition group have agreed to delay the formation of a unity government by six months.
South Sudan’s government has hired US lobbyists to help it reverse sanctions imposed by the US and prevent the establishment of a court that would prosecute those guilty of committing war crimes in the country.