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Security Council Rejects US Attempts To Bring Down South Sudan’s Govt

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a US-drafted resolution on imposing an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year conflict. The measure presented by the United States garnered only seven votes in favour in the 15-member council, while eight countries including Russia, China and Japan abstained.

United Nations Accused Of Supplying Weapons To Rebels In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - A Geneva-based research group accused the UN mission in South Sudan of supplying weapons to rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar just weeks after civil war began in the world’s youngest nation. The assortment of arms were used to carry out one of the war's worst atrocities, according to the Small Arms Survey report late Thursday.

Peace Returns As South Sudan’s President Pardons Former Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has granted an amnesty to at least 750 troops of rebel leader Riek Machar who crossed to the DR Congo when fighting broke out in Juba in July. Defence minister Kuol Manyang Juk disclosed that Juba was ready to welcome the disarmed combatants currently residing in refugee camps in Goma should they accept the amnesty offer.

United Nations Trying To Bring Down The Government Of South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has accused the United Nations of working with his rivals to orchestrate a regime change. Mr Kiir was reacting to the latest UN report which stated that he and his chief of general staff, Paul Malong Awan, ordered renewed fighting in Juba on July 8. The UN has however denied siding with rebels, saying the global body transported rebel leader Riek Machar and 500 armed opposition fighters on humanitarian grounds.

Why Is America Trying To Overthrow South Sudan’s Government?

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of South Sudan has strongly criticized the U.S.' proposal at the UN Security Council to send 4,000 soldiers to the country, alleging the move is aimed at instigating a regime change. The government claimed the resolution would give the UN the ability to govern the country. "Previously, the international community intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya with the aim to bring peace and democracy to those states, [however, it only] succeeded in removing the ruling regimes there, but failed to bring peace and security, and no one till now knows when peace will return in those countries,"

Under Threat South Sudanese President Sign Peace Deal

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN Security Council says it would "act immediately" if the South Sudanese president does not sign a long-awaited peace deal. The UN Security Council said it would take immediate, unspecified action if President Salva Kiir does not sign a deal to end a 20-month civil war in South Sudan.

US Demands Stoppage Of South Sudan Military Offensive

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan admitted on Sunday that the United States had demanded it immediately halt a military offensive against foreign backed rebels groups and accelerate talks to end the ongoing conflict.

South Sudan: Rivals Agree In Principle To Forming Interim Government

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan government and rebel negotiators on Wednesday confirmed that IGAD, the regional bloc mediating peace talks, had put the formation of an interim government on the table for discussion.

South Sudan ‘Optimistic’ About Peace Talks

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir accepted on Saturday a cessation of hostilities agreement with rebels who have been fighting to remove him from power for over a month. Under the terms of the draft deal, which the two sides immediately accepted, the fighters from both sides are expected to stop engaging in physical fighting, paving the way for further negotiations on how to resolve the crisis that started on December 15.

An Integrated Response To Justice And Reconciliation In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - As representatives of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar meet in Addis Ababa to negotiate a ceasefire to the conflict that has engulfed South Sudan in past weeks, the question of what a mediated outcome might look like is at the forefront of everyone’s mind.

South Sudan Agrees To Ceasefire To End Violence

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's government on Friday agreed to a ceasefire in a bid to end fighting that swept across Africa's newest nation that has left at least 1,000 people dead and led more than 60,000 civilians to seek refuge at U.N. bases. A spokesman for South Sudan's foreign ministry, Mawien Makol Arik told reporters the government's ceasefire will begin immediately.

South Sudan President And Rivals Agree On ‘Unconditional’ Dialogue

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudanese leader, Salva Kiir, rivals Riek Machar and Rebecca Garang have agreed on an "unconditional" dialogue seeking to resolve the country's political turmoil, a United Nations envoy said Friday. The latest offer for dialogue, according to the UN Security Council president, came as a ministerial delegation from the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) countries prepare to meet over 10 political detainees held in connection with an alleged coup plot in the new nation.

South Sudan President Proposes Talks To End Political Crisis

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudanese President Salva Kiir is ready for dialogue with his former deputy, Riek Machar whom he accused of masterminding Sunday's coup attempt in the capital, Juba. South Sudan president Salva Kiir addresses a news conference at the presidential palace in Juba December 16, 2013

South Sudan Quashes Coup Attempt, Says President Salva Kiir

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir says an attempted coup by soldiers loyal to his former deputy Riek Machar has been put down. President Kiir said the government was in full control of the capital, Juba, after a night of heavy fighting between soldiers in the presidential guard.

Sudanese Presidents to Meet In Khartoum

AFRICANGLOBE - High-level talks between South Sudan and Sudanese leaders are expected to take place in Khartoum in late August, a government official in Juba said.

South Sudan: Salva Kiir’s Sacking of Entire Cabinet Reveals Divide

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has sacked his deputy and all cabinet ministers to thwart a perceived challenge to his leadership. Kiir and Vice Vice-President Riek Machar have been entangled in a power struggle for months.