Latest South Sudan News

Tensions high as South Sudan faces unity government deadline

Oct. 16, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's fragile peace deal is faltering less than a month before the country's president and armed opposition leader are meant to form a coalition government and begin the long recovery from a five-year civil war. Some doubt it's safe enough for opposition leader Riek Machar...

Sudan's government, rebels start peace talks in Juba

Oct. 14, 2019 12:32 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new transitional government met with rebel leaders on Monday, kicking off peace talks aimed at ending the country's yearslong civil wars. The peace initiative was built into a power-sharing deal between Sudan's army and its pro-democracy movement. That deal was reached after the...

Sudanese rebel groups seek peace after years of fighting

Oct. 13, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's new, transitional authorities have six months to make peace with the country's rebels under a power-sharing deal reached this summer between the military and the pro-democracy movement following the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir in April. If they fail to do so, it could...

The Latest: UN council to say well done in person to Ahmed

Oct. 11, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

OSLO, Norway (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prizes (all times local): 12:40 p.m. The president of the U.N. Security Council says its 15 members will be delivering a message in person in 10 days to Nobel peace laureate Abiy Ahmed: "Well done! You made us proud." South Africa's U.N. Ambassador Jerry Matjila,...

UN Security Council urges progress in South Sudan

Oct. 8, 2019 12:59 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council said Tuesday that a peace deal in South Sudan signed a year ago is "a window of opportunity" to end the civil war in the world's newest nation and achieve "sustainable peace and stability" — but it must be fully implemented. The U.N.'s most powerful...

Report says South Sudan fails to provide war victims justice

Oct. 7, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is failing to provide justice for victims of atrocities committed during the country's five-year civil war, Amnesty International asserted in a new report Monday. A lack of political will to hold warring parties accountable for crimes including rape and...

South Sudan launches mobile money to boost recovery from war

Sep. 26, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Angelo Adud needed some persuading to leave his job as a shopkeeper and become a mobile money agent in South Sudan. Yet one week into his new role, the 29-year-old already saw a return on his investment. "This is a new country and digital things are hard to understand. I was...

Watchdog says global oil consortium hurting South Sudan

Sep. 19, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan is "proactively participating in the destruction" of the country, the actor George Clooney and co-founder of The Sentry watchdog group told The Associated Press this week. A new report released on Thursday by the...

French foreign minister arrives in Sudan to meet new leaders

Sep. 16, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — France's foreign minister on Monday said his country would support Sudan's new leaders in their efforts to achieve peace with rebel groups, and work to end the African country's international pariah status. Jean-Yves Le Drian landed in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, weeks after the formation...

Sudan's government, rebels agree on roadmap for peace

Sep. 11, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's newly appointed government and rebel leaders agreed Wednesday on a roadmap aimed at ending war in the country by year end, following the military's ouster of autocratic President Omar al-Bashir in April. The two sides signed an initial deal after three days of negotiations in Juba,...