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South Sudan Fighting After Cease-Fire Leaves at Least 15 Dead

A permanent cease-fire pact reached between South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar has not stopped fighting on the ground, with at least 15 civilians killed in a single incident, an army spokesman said. Rebels attacked government positions in Southern Liech and Northern Liech States in the Greater Upper Nile region between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. Saturday, army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said by phone from the capital, Juba. A separate early morning attack at…

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‘Permanent’ cease-fire begins in South Sudan’s civil war

A cease-fire began at midnight Saturday in South Sudan as a weary nation wondered whether this latest attempt to end a five-year civil war would hold. President Salva Kiir and rival Riek Machar agreed on the “permanent” cease-fire on Wednesday in Sudan after their first face-to-face talks in almost two years. They had faced a possible U.N. arms embargo and sanctions if fighting didn’t stop and a political deal wasn’t reached by Saturday. Multiple attempts at peace have failed,…

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Charity granted safe access to deliver relief supplies to 8,000 families in S. Sudan

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday South Sudan authorities granted them safe access to deliver food and shelter supplies to more than 8,000 families in the country. Beatrice Oechsli, deputy head of delegation in Juba, said constant humanitarian aid will be critical to ensure communities do not slide deeper into hunger and their needs are met. “While a vital lifeline today, these distributions will not be enough to sustain families through the rainy season,”…

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South Sudan to hold elections after three-years of power sharing

The declaration signed by South Sudanese parties states that they will share power for three years after which elections will be held. President Salva Kiir and his rival, SPLM-IO’s Riek Machar, signed the declaration in Khartoum, Sudan. It has been christened ‘The Khartoum Declaration of Agreement between Parties of the South Sudan Conflict’. After three days of intensive negotiations, the two leaders inked the deal on Wednesday, just days before the UN Security Council deadline of June 30. The document provides…

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South Sudan Peace Talks

The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom, and the United States) commend the Intergovernmental Authority on Development’s (IGAD) efforts to drive forward the South Sudan peace process, and take note of the Khartoum Declaration of Agreement Between Parties of the Conflict of South Sudan agreed between President Salva Kiir, Dr. Riek Machar, and other opposition parties in Khartoum on June 27. We welcome the Government of Sudan’s role in hosting the latest round of discussions. We hope…

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