JUBA South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Thursday pardoned dozens of prisoners including a prominent economist jailed for giving interviews to foreign media, saying it was a goodwill gesture to rejuvenate the country's stalled peace process.
JUBA South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional unity government even if they fail to resolve all their differences before a new deadline, the two leaders said on Tuesday. | Video
WASHINGTON/JUBA The United States has imposed sanctions on two senior South Sudanese officials it accuses of fomenting conflict, the U.S. Treasury Department said on Monday, in its latest move to pressure the country's politicians to form a unity government.
JUBA The United States has imposed sanctions on five South Sudanese officials it says are responsible for the likely murders of two human rights activists in 2017, as Washington piles more pressure on the war-torn country's government.
JUBA, Dec 11 The United States has imposed
sanctions on five South Sudanese officials it says are
responsible for the likely murders of two human rights activists
in 2017, as Washington piles more pressure on the war-torn
JUBA South Sudan's president and a former rebel leader agreed on Thursday to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline, Uganda's presidency said, buying time after concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed.
(Corrects Wednesday item, amending analyst comment in 8th paragraph from "after the missed deadline" to "November 12")
JUBA The U.N. migration agency has suspended some screening services for Ebola after three of its aid workers were killed in South Sudan, the latest deadly incident involving relief staff in the violence-ridden country.
JUBA South Sudan's main opposition leader called on Wednesday for a six-month extension to a deadline of Nov. 12 for forming a unity government, confirming the country's peace process would not adhere to its original timeline.
JUBA, Oct 29 South Sudan plans to offer 14 oil
blocks to exploration companies in a licensing round by the
first quarter 2020, its oil minister said on Tuesday, switching
from its previous method of direct negotiations with explorers.