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Deadline Set for Kiir-Machar Face to Face Meeting

The regional bloc (IGAD) has set June 30 as the deadline for face-to-face talks between the two South Sudan warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and former first vice-president, Riek Machar. During the 62 extra-ordinary IGAD council of ministers’ session in Ethiopia on Friday, foreign affairs ministers from IGAD member states said

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S. Sudan: Rebel Appointed Governor Welcomes UN Sanctions Against Him

Koang Rambang, the rebel-appointed governor of Bieh state who was accused of obstructing peace in South Sudan said he welcomes international sanctions against him. UN Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to impose sanctions on opposition governor Koang Rambang, Defense Minister Kuol Manyang, former army chief Paul Malong, Minister

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Sanctions are Not the Solution to South Sudan Crisis – Gov’t

The South Sudanese government Monday has urged the Security Council to reconsider its plan to impose individual sanctions of senior government officials saying this move would affect the regional efforts to end the conflict. The Security Council on Friday 25 May discussed at informal meeting a draft resolution proposed by the

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South Sudan Defence Minister Critically Ill, Rushed to Nairobi Amid UN Sanctions

South Sudan’s Defense Minister Kuol Manyang was Sunday rushed to hospital in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi on Saturday after he became critically ill. Manyang reportedly suffered high blood pressure. "Minister Kuol was admitted to Nairobi Hospital ... due to a medical condition," one of his relatives reportedly told Radio Tamazuj on Sunday. They

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