South Sudan’s President Slava Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar have ordered a ceasefire between their rival forces.
The South Sudanese pound has weakened further against the US dollar as the war-torn country’s economy continues to deteriorate.
A group of major donors to South Sudan have denied reports they threatened to starve the country of funds unless the controversial 28 states decree was revoked.
South Sudan has announced it will review its controversial 28 states system after meetings between the presidency and main opposition.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has warned more than 5 million people – almost half the population – in South Sudan could face acute hunger over the next few months.
South Sudan’s First Vice-President Riek Machar has called on the people of South Sudan to forgive one another for the sake of peace, as rival sides continue to clash in the country.
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.
South Sudan’s armed opposition leader Riek Machar has been sworn in as the country’s First Vice President following his return to the capital.
South Sudan’s main opposition leader and vice president Riek Machar has arrived in the capital.