The UK, US and Norway have vowed to transport Riek Machar’s troops to South Sudan’s capital, apving the way for his return.
South Sudan’s leading rebel figure Riek Machar says he will return to South Sudan to take up his position as vice-president.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed Riek Machar as the country’s vice-president, in a move that could bring an end to civil war in the nation.
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has called himself a “hero” and the man responsible for bringing independence to the country.
Government forces in South Sudan killed 50 civilians last October by forcing them into a metal container during stifling heat, according to a new report.
Russia has said it is opposed to placing a UN arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctions against President Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.
The UK’s Minister for Africa James Duddridge has urged South Sudan’s warring parties to form a transitional government – in accordance a peace deal agreed in August – without delay.
Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has opened the border with neighbouring South Sudan for the first time since the two nations split in 2011.
South Sudan’s former vice-president, turned rebel leader, Riek Machar has met with Uganda President Yoweri Museveni to seek help with the failed peace deal in South Sudan.
UN sanctions monitors have called for an arms embargo to be placed on South Sudan and sanctions against the country’s president and top rebel leader.