Gulf Times - South-Sudan
South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan's first vice president on Saturday after he agreed to form a unity government with his long-time rival President Salva Kiir

S.Sudan rebels reject president's peace compromise

S.Sudan rebels reject president's peace compromise

South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a government peace offer to return to a system of 10 states, dashing hopes of ending a six-year war that has left 380,000 dead.

South Sudan cuts number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking peace process

South Sudan cuts number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking peace process

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir said on Saturday he was cutting the number of states from 32 to 10, unlocking a stalled peace deal and paving the way for the formation of a long- awaited unity government.

'Think about your people' UN chief tells South Sudan rivals

'Think about your people' UN chief tells South Sudan rivals

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said it was "unacceptable" South Sudan's warring parties had yet to make peace as a deadline approaches for the rivals to join forces in government.

UN peacekeepers deploy to stop communal violence in South Sudan

UN peacekeepers deploy to stop communal violence in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Tuesday it had re-deployed 75 troops to halt a cycle of communal attacks and revenge killings that have left 79 dead.

US recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

US recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

The United States has recalled its ambassador from South Sudan after the leaders of formerly warring factions failed to agree on a unity government, the US State Department said on Monday.

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Saturday in a bid to salvage a peace deal with less than a month to go until he is to form a government with President Salva Kiir.

Sudan peace talks resume after deadlock

Sudan peace talks resume after deadlock

Peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels resumed Friday in neighbouring South Sudan

Tribal clashes in South Sudan leave 11 dead

Tribal clashes in South Sudan leave 11 dead

Eleven people were killed and 14 wounded in South Sudan overnight to Sunday during tribal clashes over contested land, an official told dpa.

Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

A prominent South Sudanese journalist said Monday he had been released after almost six weeks in detention without charge, in a case which prompted alarm from rights groups over press freedom.

Fighting between S.Sudan rebels, govt near capital

Fighting between S.Sudan rebels, govt near capital

Fighting erupted Tuesday near South Sudan's capital Juba between government forces and militants who have refused to sign a peace deal, a rebel group said.