Riek Machar

South Sudan’s President Says Not Fighting U.N. Over Troops Plan

By Denis Dumo JUBA, Aug 15 – South Sudan is not fighting the United Nations over its plan to intervene to end fighting in the country, President Salva Kiir said on Monday, confirming a softer stance towards a U.N. vote to send in extra troops. The U.N. Security Council authorised an extra 4,000 troops on

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At Least 120 Cases of Sexual Violence in South Sudan Capital: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS, July 28 – The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan’s capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country’s rival leaders. Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in Juba for several

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South Sudan Peace Deal “At Risk” After Machar Delayed Return

By Denis Dumo JUBA, April 20 – Peace deal monitors in South Sudan said an unexplained delay of a rebel leader’s return to the capital Juba to form a unity government with his rival President Salva Kiir was endangering an agreement aimed at ending more than two years of violence. Riek Machar was due to

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U.N. Chief Urges Rival South Sudan Leaders to Form Government Soon

By Denis Dumo JUBA, April 18  – U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has urged the leaders of war-torn South Sudan to form a transitional government quickly and roll out other parts of a fragile peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of conflict. Ban made the comments in telephone calls on Sunday with

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