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S. Sudan Peace Agreement: Machar to be Reinstated as First Vice President

SPLM-IO rebel leader, Dr. Riek Machar, would be reinstated in his position as South Sudan’s First Vice President, announced El-Dirdeiry Mohamed Ahmed the Sudanese Foreign Minister on Saturday Kampala. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni hosted Presidents Omer al-Bashir and Salva Kiir and former South Sudanese President Riek Machar. The leaders of the

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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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Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Desalegn Asks S. Sudan’s Kiir to Resign

Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailermarian Desalegn has advised South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to step down and leave the young generation to take up the position. Desalegn unexpectedly resigned on 15 February 2018, saying he hoped to end years of unrest and political turmoil in his country, after ruling the country

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Former S. Sudan Army Chief Paul Malong Forms New Armed Rebel Group

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Gen. Paul Malong has announced formation of an armed resistance group which he said will stop crisis and steer the nation towards democracy and development. Gen. Malong made the announcement in a statement released on Monday April 9th which The Tower Post is in possession of. “Our

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Is South Sudan Shifting its Peace Talks from Ethiopia?

South Sudanese Ambassador to Ethiopia James P. Morgan has dismissed reports claiming that his government want to change the venue of the peace revitalization process to another country. Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth and the South Sudanese government chief negotiator Nhial Deng Nhial last week stated they want the IGAD mediated

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Bloodbath as Gov’t Forces, Machar Rebels Attack Taban Deng’s Army Base

Rival forces in South Sudan conflict have resumed clashes in Bieh state after armed opposition loyal to the former first vice president Dr. Riek Machar captured a county commissioner together with several other officials. Pro-government opposition faction under the first vice president Taban Deng Gai issued a statement on Sunday saying

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Kenyan Civil Rights Body Calls for Immediate Release of Political Detainees in S. Sudan

The National Civil Rights Alliance (NCRA), has demanded for the “immediate” and “unconditional” release of all political prisoners or detainees across the country as directed by the President Salva Kiir while launching the national dialogue initiative in the South Sudanese capital, Juba last month. NCRA, in a strongly-worded statement, expressed dismayed

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