The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said on Tuesday that thousands of civilians in South Sudan have been fleeing fresh outbreaks of violence in Equatoria state.
South Sudan’s leaders have signed a fresh peace deal as Riek Machar returns to Juba for the first time since he fled the capital more than two years ago.
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.
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 main rebel group has denied claims by a government that a new peace deal has been reached.
Lawmakers in South Sudan have submitted a proposal for the extension of Salva Kiir’s presidency until 2021.
Earlier this week, South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar signed a peace deal, promising to bring an end to the country’s civil war that has killed as many as 300,000 people and crippled the nation’s economy.
Chairman of the African Union (AU) Dr Mousa Faki Mahamat is calling for action to be taken against South Sudan’s leaders following another ceasefire violation in the world’s youngest nation.
South Sudan’s top rebel leader Riek Machar has accepted an invitation from Ethiopian prime minister Abiy Ahmed to attend talks with South Sudan President Salva Kiir next week.
Leaders from nine opposition groups in South Sudan have formed a coalition group in a bid to accelerate the country’s struggling peace process.