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South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force – IGAD

Aug 06, 2016 - 7:57 AM

The intervention force can be used to help implement an August 2015 peace deal while protecting civilians and carrying out humanitarian duties

South Sudan's Kiir signs peace deal despite doubts

Aug 27, 2015 - 7:43 AM

The signing ceremony is held in the capital Juba under the threat of UN sanctions if Kiir fails to put his name to the accord

In this file photo, the President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir (L) looks on during a peace meeting held with regional leaders in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 10, 2014. Daniel Getachew/EPA

No South Sudan peace but president dodges sanctions for now

Aug 18, 2015 - 12:39 PM

UPDATED South Sudan s government refuse to sign a peace deal with rebels despite the threat of international sanctions but will return to finalize an agreement within 15 days

MEETING FOR PEACE. Rebel chief Riek Machar (L) and South Sudan's President (C) attend peace deal talks in Addis Ababa on August 17, 2015. Stringer/AFP

South Sudan peace talks collapse

Mar 07, 2015 - 9:33 AM

Over two dozen armed groups have been battling it out since South Sudan s civil war started in December 2013

South Sudan rivals agree new ceasefire deal

Feb 02, 2015 - 8:48 AM

Negotiator: Complete cessation of hostilities in South Sudan is expected as of this morning Monday February 2

A combination of file pictures made on February 1, 2014 shows South Sudan President Salva Kiir (L) on June 2, 2014 in Juba and leader of South Sudan's largest rebel group and former vice-president Riek Machar (R) on May 9, 2014 in Addis Ababa. Samir Bol/Zacharias Abubeker/AFP ABUBEKER

South Sudan rivals sign new ceasefire deal: mediators

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:15 PM

East Africa s regional IGAD bloc which mediated the talks calls on South Sudan s rival leaders to forge a unity government within 45 days

LIVES AT STAKE. Martha Nyarueni (2nd from left) and her family stand outside their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving an aid package on July 5, 2014. In January, Martha fled with her husband and 5 children into the bush, where they lived for months before returning home in May to find their home burned and food stores looted. Photo by Nichole Sobecki/AFP

South Sudan peace talks to restart August 4: mediators

Aug 01, 2014 - 11:03 PM

Much delayed talks which are initially due to start this week will resume on Monday

South Sudan peace talks postponed: officials

Feb 10, 2014 - 9:45 PM

A second round of peace talks have been postponed A spokesman said the second round would start Tuesday but there was no immediate confirmation

PEACE TALKS POSTPONED. South Sudanese internally displaced people (IDP) wait on a boat at Mingkaman's temporary camp, on February 9, 2014, as they head back to Bor. Photo by Fabio Bucciarelli/AFP

New round of South Sudan talks to open in Ethiopian capital

Feb 10, 2014 - 8:15 PM

The two sides agreed to meet again for a second phase of negotiations on a political agreement designed to address the root causes of the unrest

'Progress' in South Sudan ceasefire talks – US

Jan 09, 2014 - 7:39 AM

Differences still remained over releasing political prisoners

REFUGEE CAMP. This picture taken on January 7, 2014 shows a part of an internally displaced persons' camp on the compounds of the United Nations base in Juba. Nichole Sobecki/AFP

South Sudan fighting rages as peace efforts drag

Jan 04, 2014 - 11:08 PM

No timeline has been set for the crucial face to face talks to begin

PEACE TALKS? nidentified South Sudanese government delegates board an airplane to Addis Ababa, at the airport in Juba, South Sudan, January 2, 2014. File photo by Phillip Dhil/EPA

South Sudan rivals open ceasefire negotiations: Ethiopia

Jan 03, 2014 - 4:17 PM

Will a ceasefire between the forces of President Salva Kirr and ex vice president Riek Machar happen?