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South Sudan frees rebel chief's associates to back peace deal

Nov 02 2018

JUBA South Sudan freed two associates of rebel leader Riek Machar from prison on Friday, advancing a peace agreement to end almost five years of civil war.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar returns to mark peace deal

Oct 31 2018

JUBA South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Wednesday to celebrate a peace deal, more than two years after fierce fighting erupted in the city and forced him to flee the country. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-South Sudan rebel leader Machar returns to mark peace deal

Oct 31 2018

JUBA, Oct 31 South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Wednesday to celebrate a peace deal, more than two years after fierce fighting erupted in the city and forced him to flee the country.

Prisoners seize control of part of South Sudan detention center

Oct 07 2018

JUBA Prisoners disarmed guards and seized control of part of a detention center in South Sudan's capital Juba early on Sunday, the state security service said, and a detainee said the inmates taking the action were political prisoners seeking freedom.

Last of South Sudan rebels in Congo exile leave for home, third countries - U.N.

Oct 04 2018

JUBA/KINSHASA The last remaining group of South Sudanese rebels who had been in exile in Democratic Republic of Congo have left to return home or third country destinations, a rebel spokesman and the United Nations said on Thursday.

South Sudan soldiers sentenced to jail for murder, rape in 2016 hotel raid

Sep 06 2018

JUBA A South Sudanese military court on Thursday sentenced 10 soldiers to prison for the rape of foreign aid workers and the murder of a journalist in a brutal assault on a hotel in Juba, and ordered the government to pay compensation to the victims.

South Sudan plans public spending jump, with few details on funding

Aug 20 2018

JUBA, Aug 20 South Sudanese lawmakers approved a 75 percent increase in public spending in the 2018/2019 budget on Monday, though ministers did not spell out where the cash would come from in an economy ravaged by nearly five years of civil war.

South Sudan president Kiir grants Machar, other rebels amnesty

Aug 09 2018

JUBA President Salva Kiir granted a general amnesty to rebels in South Sudan's civil war, including his former deputy Riek Machar, as a rights organization said authorities in Africa's youngest country should also free its unarmed critics.

South Sudan president Kiir grants Machar, other rebels amnesty

Aug 09 2018

JUBA President Salva Kiir granted a general amnesty to rebels in South Sudan's civil war, including his former deputy Riek Machar, as a rights organisation said authorities in Africa's youngest country should also free its unarmed critics.

South Sudanese say hope peace deal helps revive economy

Aug 06 2018

JUBA A peace deal in South Sudan has revived hope not just that the guns will stop firing but that economic stability can return.

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U.S. Senate hands Trump historic rebuke on Saudi Arabia

The U.S. Senate delivered a rare double rebuke to President Donald Trump on Saudi Arabia on Thursday, voting to end U.S. military support for the war in Yemen and blame the Saudi crown prince for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.