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The South Sudanese government formed on Saturday a national unity government to mark the end of the over the six-year civil war
The latest development came in the wake of Kiir compromising on the number of states, which had been a major source of disagreement with the opposition group led by Machar.
Kiir who held a two-hour meeting with Machar at the State House said the current prevailing ceasefire will continue to hold, noting that the parties are committed to ending the conflict.
Salva Kiir arrived in Cairo on Wednesday for two-day visit
Shoukry signed memorandum of understanding for political consultation between Cairo, Juba
Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi said on Tuesday that Egypt was the second country to acknowledge the independence of South Sudan on 9 July 2011, and that Egypt will provide as much support as it can to South Sudan in all fields. In a press conference with South Sudanese president Salva Kiir, Al-Sisi also said …
A cease-fire called by South Sudan’s leadership seemed to be holding on Tuesday. Civilians in Juba ventured out of make-shift shelters for the first time in days. Many took advantage of the truce to leave the capital.
Heavy fighting, hundreds dead, thousands on the run and urgent appeals from the international community for an end to the violence: the story unfolding in South Sudan seems sadly familiar.
Fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital Juba on Monday between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and ex-rebel leader Riek Macher. Former UN diplomat Peter Schumann said this may escalate into a full-scale war.
Embassies have begun evacuating non-essential staff as violence continues to spiral in South Sudan. Fighting continues to rage between troops loyal to the president and vice president sparking fears of civil war
Salva Kiir held closed talks with his Egyptian counterpart Saturday, with both countries signing several agreements on future cooperation
The South Sudanese president led a delegation to Egypt on Thursday
Bentiu fell into rebel hands last month, and opposition forces were accused by the United Nations of massacring hundreds of civilians.
The Egyptian delegation delivers aid to Africa’s newest country
South Sudan can play an important role to help reinvigorate Nile basin negotiations: Qandil
Salva Kiir and Omar Al-Bashir say the agreements are putting their states’ conflict to an end
The final result of the negotiations is expected to be made public by a press conference