At least 80 people were killed over the weekend in South Sudan’s Warrap state during clashes between soldiers and civilians.
Fresh violence in South Sudan threatens to compromise the country’s struggling peace process.
Doctors Without Borders (MSF) says thousands of people in eastern South Sudan are fleeing violence despite growing optimism over the country’s peace process.
South Sudan’s rival leaders have formed a transitional coalition government in their latest effort to implement lasting peace after years of civil war.
The United States government has placed sanctions on South Sudan Vice President Taban Deng Gai over alleged human rights abuses.
The leader of South Sudan’s main opposition group Riek Machar has called for another six-month delay on implementing a unity government in another setback to the country’s peace process.
South Sudan has criticised the United Nations Security Council’s decision to renew sanctions against the country for another year.
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 says the formation of a unity government in the country could be delayed by a year.
Rebels in South Sudan have warned that the country’s bitter civil war could break out again if plans to implement a power-sharing transitional government aren’t delayed for six months.