South Sudan President Leaves Khartoum After Signing Peace Deal  

  SMC- President of the South Sudan Salva Kiir Mayardit concluded on Wednesday his visit to Sudan, which lasted several days during which he participated in the talks between the parties in South Sudan, culminating in the signing of the “Khartoum Political Agreement for South Sudan”. He was seen off at Khartoum Airport, by President

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South Sudan rivals sign peace agreement in Khartoum

South Sudan’s president signed a peace agreement with rebels on Wednesday including a ceasefire to start in 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, but rebels rejected other parts of the deal. The agreement, made in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital, aims to end a war in which tens of thousands of people have been killed. Previous

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IGAD Welcomes Ceasefire in South Sudan 

  SMC- The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has welcomed the agreement signed by the South Sudan parties in the capital Khartoum on the cease-fire, disengagement; separate the stationed forces, opening the crossings border for humanitarian purposes and the release of political prisoners and detainees in South Sudan. In a statement to the SMC, IGAD

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UN chief commends IGAD-led efforts towards South Sudan peace

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday commended the continued efforts of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD)-led High Level Revitalization Forum to facilitate the peace process in South Sudan. South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed earlier Wednesday to a “permanent” ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of

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South Sudan foes agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours

The conflict erupted in 2013, around two years after South Sudan won independence from Sudan, when Kiir accused his then-deputy Machar of plotting a coup. It claimed tens of thousands of lives, displaced four million people and left the newly created country’s oil-rich economy in tatters. “All parties have agreed on a permanent ceasefire within

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Avec sa musique créative et inspirée, Sudan Archives ne ressemble à personne

Si elle vit aujourd’hui à Los Angeles, c’est à Cincinatti dans l’Ohio qu’a grandi Sudan Archives. Britanny Denise Parks (c’est son vrai nom) est autodidacte. Elle apprend le violon à l’oreille, et en fait son instrument de prédilection. Musicienne et productrice, elle travaille le son comme une matière En créant des beats et des boucles

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Daughters are sold for cows and goats in South Sudan and Kenya as war and climate change plague East Africa

In Kenya and South Sudan, child marriage is on the rise, often with devastating consequences Child marriage is increasing in parts of war-torn South Sudan and drought-hit Kenya as parents swap their daughters for cows and goats to survive, campaigners said on Wednesday. Africa accounts for nine out of the 10 countries with the highest

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What next for South Sudan’s peace agreement?

Agreement provides a transitional unity government within four months which will govern the country for 36 months. The warring parties in South Sudan on Wednesday agreed to a ‘permanent’ ceasefire as cameras clicked away and supporters of both groups watched on. The deal, signed by President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar, was reached

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Rwanda National Police Deploys Female Peacekeepers to South Sudan

Rwanda National Police have deployed 160 police force – Majority police women  for a one-year peacekeeping mission under the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). According to figures from police, the mission includes 85 women and 75 men who make up a supporting team including; doctors, mechanics to mention but a few. The deployment is

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South Sudan Signs Peace Agreement in Khartoum

South Sudanese rival leaders signed a peace agreement in Khartoum on Wednesday under which a ceasefire would take hold after 72 hours, Sudan’s foreign minister said, although a rebel spokesman rejected other points. The minister, Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, said the agreement also included the opening of crossings for humanitarian aid, the freeing of prisoners and

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