South Sudan peace deal failing

Conflict in South Sudan is continuing to pick up even with the latest peace deal which seems to be quickly failing. The peace deal was signed in August this year between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar after 21 months of fighting. The peace deal started off with…

South Sudan conflict: what it means for the future of the country’s youth

NAIROBI–From the relative safety of a University campus, Juliana Siapay, a 24-year-old South Sudanese student in Kenya, fears for her own future and that of her war-riddled country. At one point, her dream was so close to reality, until a set of circumstances conspired to rob her of her educational…

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South Sudan government announce Uganda to pull out

South Sudan government announce Uganda to pull out

The government of South Sudan have announced that the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will start withdrawing their troops from South Sudan. However, UPDF insist that that they have not received instructions to withdraw, reported The Monitor. The UPDF were deployed in the fledgling state in December 2013 in order…

South Sudan: Salva Kiir signs peace deal

Yesterday, the South Sudan President, Salva Kiir, has signed the peace deal with rebel leader Riek Machar. The signing comes more than a week after Kiir initially refused to sign the negotiated deal. A ceremony was held in the capital Juba and was attended by African regional leaders. The presidents…

South Sudan: rival parties resume peace talks

Reuters reported that South Sudan’s rival parties recommenced peace talks in order to end the 20 months of violence. The international community along is putting the country under a lot of pressure to make a deal to end the bloodshed by the August 17 deadline with the threat of further…

Human Rights Watch releases report on South Sudan

A report released yesterday by Human Rights Watch stated that South Sudanese government forces and allied fighter have been carrying out scores of killings, rapes and widespread bringing and pillaging of civilian property in a military offensive in Unity State. These acts have caused forced displacement of those living in…