Gulf Times - Riek-Machar
South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president

Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan's first vice president on Saturday after he agreed to form a unity government with his long-time rival President Salva Kiir

S.Sudan rebels reject president's peace compromise

S.Sudan rebels reject president's peace compromise

South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a government peace offer to return to a system of 10 states, dashing hopes of ending a six-year war that has left 380,000 dead.

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Saturday in a bid to salvage a peace deal with less than a month to go until he is to form a government with President Salva Kiir.

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.

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.

South Sudan rules out rebel leader rejoining government

South Sudan rules out rebel leader rejoining government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had "had enough" of the rebel leader after five years of civil war.

South Sudan army captures rebel-held town, senior rebel defects

South Sudan army captures rebel-held town, senior rebel defects

South Sudan's government said on Friday it had taken the last town before the main rebel base of Pagak, where thousands of civilians have fled to escape fighting near the border with Ethiopia.

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town

South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

South Sudan opposition leader Machar 'leaves country'

South Sudan opposition leader Machar 'leaves country'

South Sudan's former vice president and opposition leader Riek Machar has left the country for a neighbouring state, opposition officials said, weeks after he withdrew from the capital during fierce fighting with government troops.

South Sudan president fires ministers allied to rival Machar

South Sudan president fires ministers allied to rival Machar

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir fired six ministers allied to his long-time rival Riek Machar late on Tuesday, widening a political rift in the world's newest nation and drawing threats of more fighting.

Ceasefire holding in South Sudan capital

Ceasefire holding in South Sudan capital

A fragile ceasefire appeared to be holding in South Sudan's capital Juba after four days of gun battles that have left hundreds of people dead and sent nearly 40,000 fleeing.

At least 115 soldiers killed in South Sudan clashes

At least 115 soldiers killed in South Sudan clashes

At least 115 soldiers from South Sudan's rival factions were killed in gunbattles in the capital Juba, a military spokesman for the opposition said on Saturday, amid fears for a fragile peace process in a country still reeling from a two-year war.