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South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

Oct. 31, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration. "I came only to confirm to people that I am for peace. The past is gone. We have opened a new chapter for peace...

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returns to capital as part of peace accord to end civil war

Oct. 31, 2018 5:01 AM EDT
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar returns to capital as part of peace accord to end civil war.

APNewsBreak: South Sudan rebel leader Machar to return

Oct. 30, 2018 3:07 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan armed opposition leader Riek Machar is coming home under the country's latest peace deal, more than two years after he fled on foot into exile, a spokesman said Tuesday. Lam Paul Gabriel told The Associated Press that Machar is returning to take part in a nationwide...

South Sudan peace deal bumpy as rebel leader doesn't return

Oct. 26, 2018 10:04 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan's government is spending millions of dollars next week to celebrate a "final final" peace deal to end a five-year civil war. One problem: The rebel leader who agreed to share power is reluctant to come home. Riek Machar's hesitation amid security concerns is the latest...

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as 'wives'

Oct. 18, 2018 11:52 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan's armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose "wives," and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly by other fighters, a new U.N. report said Thursday. The report , based on victim and witness accounts,...

The Latest: Cambodia's PM takes aim at unilateralism

Sep. 28, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Cambodia's longtime prime minister has taken aim at unilateralism and "protectionist policy," saying they cause problems in the attempts to cultivate healthy economies and relations. Hun Sen's comments...

Nearly 400,000 'excess deaths' caused by South Sudan war

Sep. 26, 2018 1:15 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's civil war has caused nearly 400,000 "excess deaths" since fighting erupted in late 2013, a new report funded by the U.S. State Department said Wednesday after years of uncertainty. The report by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimates that...

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

Sep. 15, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations condemned a "direct attack" on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper on Saturday. The shooting came three days after South Sudan's rival sides signed a peace deal to end the five-year civil war...