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Riek Machar: ‘We made a deal’

In South Sudan, ceasefire monitors have warned of “appalling” violence in breach of a peace deal, despite the formation of a unity government under former rivals President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar.

Deutsche Welle

A holiday in South Sudan?

Not just Africa’s top tourist destinations are trying to attract more visitors. Strife-torn nations like South Sudan and Mali are also aiming to boost tourism arrivals by participating in the Berlin ITB tourism fair.

Deutsche Welle

South Sudan government, rebels halt peace talks

AFP – South Sudan’s government and rebels are taking a more than two-week break from key peace talks having seemingly made little to no progress in three weeks, mediators said Tuesday. The IGAD regional bloc, which is brokering the peace talks being held in Ethiopia, said both sides were halting the talks until 20 March …

Daily News Egypt

South Sudan – from cease-fire to sustainable peace?

By Ivan Simonovic “We were picked up at checkpoints or during house searches. They recognised us by our accents, or by the traditional marks on our faces. 200-400 of us were brought to a room of a police station, so small that we were suffocating. Suddenly they opened fire on us from two windows. I …

Daily News Egypt