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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...

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...

Red Cross assists in key prisoner release in South Sudan

Oct. 19, 2018 9:06 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has assisted in the release of 24 people detained in relation to South Sudan's civil war, calling it the first release the organization has supervised since the latest peace deal was signed last month. An ICRC spokeswoman says they do...

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...

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

Sep. 19, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty...