South Sudan has been urged to put an end to its ongoing civil war as a new round of peace talks began in Ethiopia on Monday.
US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley called South Sudan’s government an “unfit partner” on Wednesday, amid failed efforts to implement a ceasefire.
An independent body monitoring a ceasefire agreed by South Sudan’s warring political opponents last month says both sides have violated the agreement.
South Sudanese citizens are fleeing to the Democratic Republic of Congo amid the latest clashes between government troops and rebel forces.
South Sudan’s government and rebel groups have signed a cease-fire agreement during peace talks held in Ethiopia this week.
South Sudan’s army captured a rebel headquarters in Lasu on Monday as fresh peace talks began in Ethiopia, which aim to bring the country’s four-year civil conflict to an end.
Amnesty International says a shell company operating in the heart of London brokered an arms deal worth $46 million to war-torn South Sudan.
Rebels in South Sudan killed four rebels on Sunday ahead of peace talks aimed at getting the countries peace process back on track.
Nine people have died in South Sudan after two buses travelling from Juba to Nimule were attacked on Wednesday.
Western donors are refusing to support South Sudan’s peace process any further, until a more credible agreement is put in place.