S Sudan president, opposition to meet at Vatican ‘retreat’

Europe 04/03/19, 06:37

South Sudan's president and opposition leader are expected to travel to the Vatican next week for what the Holy See says is a "spiritual retreat" and opposition officials say is an effort to help implement the country's peace deal.Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti confirmed the visit Wednesday. He said a spiritual ...

South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace

World 01/26/19, 04:24

Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war. "At the moment it's impossible for someone to leave," he said.The 33-year-old is among tens of thousands ...

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

World 12/15/18, 04:12

For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future.Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life has started to change "with peace." He is opening a printing ...

South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

World 10/31/18, 05:13

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.Under the new peace deal signed on September 12, Machar will once again serve as a vice president in President Salva Kiir's government. ...

South Sudan rebel leader Machar to return

World 10/30/18, 03:06

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 peace celebration on ...

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

World 10/26/18, 01:07

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 sign that one of ...

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