Gulf Times - South-Sudan
Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

A prominent South Sudanese journalist said Monday he had been released after almost six weeks in detention without charge, in a case which prompted alarm from rights groups over press freedom.

Fighting between S.Sudan rebels, govt near capital

Fighting between S.Sudan rebels, govt near capital

Fighting erupted Tuesday near South Sudan's capital Juba between government forces and militants who have refused to sign a peace deal, a rebel group said.

South Sudan court jails economist for two years for espionage

South Sudan court jails economist for two years for espionage

A South Sudanese court on Tuesday jailed a Harvard-educated economist for two years for spying after he gave interviews to foreign media, in a case that has attracted international criticism.

At least 34 killed in ethnic clashes in South Sudan

At least 34 killed in ethnic clashes in South Sudan

At least 34 people were killed when two ethnic groups clashed in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday.

Six months not enough to form S.Sudan unity government: president

Six months not enough to form S.Sudan unity government: president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said Wednesday that a six-month delay agreed with his rivals for the formation of a unity government was not enough time to resolve outstanding issues.

Bush fire guts four villages in South Sudan, kills 33

Bush fire guts four villages in South Sudan, kills 33

A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people, the president's spokesman said, adding the toll was likely to rise.

Qatar 'agrees' to look into South Sudan hydrocarbon sector: Gatkuoth

Qatar 'agrees' to look into South Sudan hydrocarbon sector: Gatkuoth

Qatar has "expressed interest" in looking at available opportunities in South Sudan’s hydrocarbon sector and in its upstream facilities, said the African country’s Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth.

South Sudan rebel leader to return to seal peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader to return to seal peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar will return to the capital Juba to celebrate a peace deal on Wednesday, his group said, more than two years after he fled the country after the collapse of an earlier accord.

Prisoners riot, seize weapons at South Sudan detention centre

Prisoners riot, seize weapons at South Sudan detention centre

Prisoners rioted and seized weapons at a detention centre in South Sudan's capital Juba early on Sunday, a security source and local residents said.

South Sudan tells UN peace deal will take hold this time

South Sudan tells UN peace deal will take hold this time

South Sudan's vice president urged world governments Friday to put aside skepticism about Juba's commitment to a new peace deal following a string of failed agreements.

Nearly 400,000 have died during South Sudan's civil war

Nearly 400,000 have died during South Sudan's civil war

South Sudan's brutal civil war has left almost 400,000 people dead, a new study by a British university said Wednesday, an estimate about eight times the figure usually cited.