Six months not enough to form South Sudan unity government
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said Wednesday that a six-month delay agreed with his rivals for the formation of a unity government was not enough time to resolve outstanding issues.
South Sudan adversaries meet in bid to save peace deal
South Sudan's rival parties began two days of talks in Addis Ababa on Thursday in a bid to salvage a peace deal, with just days left before a unity government is meant to be formed.
Pope urges Libya peace, return of refugees to Syria
Pope Francis on Sunday urged world leaders to try again to bring peace to Libya and in Syria where millions of refugees and people displaced by conflict should be helped to return home. In his traditional Easter Sunday address to the faithful at the Vatican, where some 70,000 were gathered in Saint Peter's square, the…
South Sudan opposition urges delay to unity government
South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is not ready to return to Juba and wants to postpone the formation of a unity government until security issues are resolved, an official from his party said Wednesday.
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.
Prominent opposition leader returns to South Sudan
A long-time critic of South Sudan President Salva Kiir returned to Juba on Thursday to help speed up implementation of a peace deal that is running several months behind schedule.
Rebel leader to attend peace ceremony in South Sudan
South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar will return to the capital Juba this week to take part in a peace ceremony, a spokesman said Tuesday.
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.