South Sudanese President refuses to sign peace agreement

South Sudan president Salva Kiir East Africa’s Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said South Sudanese President, Salva Kiir, has refused to sign a peace deal that was accepted by rebel leader Riek Machar, as the two came under strong international pressure to end their 20-month military conflict.

129 children dead in South Sudan violence – UNICEF

Executive Director UNICEF, Anthony Lake United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), on Friday, said horrific details have emerged that the three weeks of violence in South Sudan left 129 children dead and displaced more people since the beginning of 2015.

14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan – UNHCR


The UNHCR registered close to 160,000 refugees in Sudan since fighting broke out in South Sudan in December 2013. The post 14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan – UNHCR appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

14,000 South Sudanese flee Sudan – UNHCR

Stephane Dujarric The UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has reported that some 14,000 South Sudanese, mainly women and children, fled into Sudan over the weekend, describing the situation as emergency within an emergency.

Ban Ki-Moon condemns South Sudan for expelling UN envoy

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon, has condemned the Government of South Sudan’s decision to expel the UN Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer.

Pope Francis Easter Message

Pope Francis has prayed for an end to the torment of Christians, commemorating the students murdered by Islamist militants at Garissa University in Kenya. Celebrating the third Easter of his pontificate, Pope Francis spoke from the central balcony in a drizzling St.

South Sudan to call off elections

The proposal to extend Kiir and parliament’s terms of office would be presented to lawmakers on Tuesday. The post South Sudan to call off elections appeared first on Premium Times Nigeria.

South Sudanese President Rushed to Hospital in Ethiopia


A report on Thursday from Ethiopia, said the South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has been rushed to hospital in Addis Ababa in the middle of peace talks to end the country’s 13-month civil conflict. A source from the East African bloc Intergovernmental Authority on Development, which has mediated in the