South Sudan leaders in 'spiritual retreat' in Vatican next week
The "leaders of South Sudan" are to visit the Vatican next week, a spokesman said Wednesday.
South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years on Wednesday to take part in a peace ceremony.
South Sudan rebel chief Machar refuses to sign peace deal
South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar on Tuesday refused to sign a final peace deal with the government that aims to end a brutal civil war, a Sudanese mediator said.
South Sudan foes sign final power-sharing deal
South Sudanese arch-foes signed a final power-sharing deal Sunday as President Salva Kiir called for unity in a country torn by a civil war that has killed tens of thousands of people.
South Sudan foes agree 'permanent' ceasefire within 72 hours
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.
South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar met on Monday for a new round of peace talks after a first meeting last week faltered.
UN expected to vote Friday on South Sudan arms embargo
The UN Security Council is expected to vote on Friday on a US-drafted resolution to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, now in its fourth year of war.
UN rights experts fear 'intensified' fighting in South Sudan
UN human rights experts on a fact-finding mission to South Sudan warned Wednesday of an escalation in ethnic violence in the war-torn country.