South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar Sworn in as Vice President After Two Years of War
The development is a necessary step in the reconciliation that may end two and a half years of war, but it comes amid a precarious, oft-broken ceasefire and a humanitarian disaster.
Ethiopia Is Carrying Out a Cross-Border Raid to Rescue 108 Abducted Children
Ethiopian media is reporting the military has located the scores of children abducted by South Sudanese gunmen during a cross-border cattle raid last week, and is in the process of rescuing them.
South Sudan's President Refuses to Endorse Peace Deal as Deadline Passes
The agreement gives President Salva Kiir a majority stake in a transitional government. Rebel leader Riek Machar expressed shock to reporters after learning that Kiir had declined to sign.
The Battle for Cattle: Civilians Starve as Soldiers Loot Livestock in South Sudan
It appears that South Sudan’s government is using hunger as a weapon of war against civilians in rebel-held parts of the country.
South Sudan Leaders Start Up Talks to End Bloody Civil War — Again
Another round of peace talks between the country's warring factions has begun, but if Thursday's opening remarks are any indication, compromise will be as challenging as ever.