South Sudan's president has granted amnesty to armed opposition leader Riek Machar and all rebel groups days after signing a power-sharing agreement in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war.
South Sudan's warring parties signed a peace deal on Sunday in the latest attempt to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions.
South Sudan's parliament on Thursday approved extending President Salva Kiir's term until 2021, angering the armed opposition and threatening already fragile peace talks in a five-year civil war.
South Sudan's government has proposed extending President Salva Kiir's term in office for another three years, which the armed opposition calls illegal as the two sides pursue a peace deal to end a five-year civil war.
South Sudan government troops violated the country's latest cease-fire just hours after it began at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, while a government spokesman accused the rebels of attacking instead.
South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday agreed to a permanent cease-fire to take effect in 72 hours, as long-suffering citizens wondered whether this latest attempt at peace would fall apart as well.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir was meeting again with rival Riek Machar on Monday in neighboring Sudan amid fragile efforts to end their country's five-year civil war.
The accounts are horrific.
South Sudan's fractious ruling party has reunited for the first time since civil war broke out in 2013.
"I'm afraid I'll starve to death," said Gatdin Bol.
Months have passed since the trial of a dozen South Sudanese soldiers accused of gang-raping foreigners and killing a local journalist in a July 2016 rampage, and both the defense and prosecution say they are frustrated by the indefinitely postponed verdict said to be waiting in the office of President Salva Kiir.
Ten aid workers have been released after being abducted in South Sudan almost a week ago, said the U.N. on Monday.
Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation.
More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.
South Sudan has suspended a United Nations radio station for allegedly refusing to comply with the country's media laws, although the station has not yet been taken off the air.
One year after South Sudan briefly declared a famine, more than half of the people in the world's youngest nation face extreme hunger amid civil war and famine could return, a new report says.
The witness accounts remain appalling.
Six African nations are among the 10 worst in the world to be a child in a war zone, a new report says.
Anti-Trump demonstrations in South Sudan's capital turned violent on Tuesday as people took to the streets to protest the U.S. president's new ban on the supply of weapons to the army or rebels.
It's been almost two years since Deng Machar's three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle.