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.
South Sudan’s government has accepted a proposal by the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) that will bring rebel leader Riek Machar back to the capital.
The Joint Monitoring Commission (JMEC) has set Saturday, April 23, as the deadline for Riek Machar to return to South Sudan’s capital, Juba.
The US has criticised South Sudanese Vice President Riek Machar’s failure to arrive in Juba on Monday.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has suggested he will run for another term in office in 2018.
South Sudan’s First Vice President Riek Machar is in Pagak, in the east of South Sudan’s Upper Nile state, ahead of his much-anticipated return to Juba.