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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails; government has 'had enough' of rebel leader Riek Machar
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South Sudan peace deal attempt fails; government has 'had enough' of rebel leader Riek Machar

Machar fled South Sudan after new fighting erupted in the capital, Juba, in July 2016, ending a brief attempt at peace in which he returned to his role as Kiir's deputy.

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar meets President Salva Kirr for peace talks ahead of African Union summit
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South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar meets President Salva Kirr for peace talks ahead of African Union summit

South Sudan president Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar continued meeting into the night and were expected to continue discussions tomorrow in neighbouring Ethiopia, which invited them for talks as pressure grows to end a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa's largest refugee crisis since the 1994 Rwanda genocide.

South Sudan's displaced millions fear more violence, see little chance of peace
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South Sudan's displaced millions fear more violence, see little chance of peace

South Sudan's residents have little hope that its warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar will heal the animosity that split it just two years after it became the world's youngest nation

South Sudan: Kiir urges rival Machar to return to Juba, rebuild peace
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South Sudan: Kiir urges rival Machar to return to Juba, rebuild peace

Kiir said he pledged his "100 percent commitment" to ensuring Machar's security while in Juba.

South Sudan's poor go hungry as thieves steal 4,500 tonnes of food in Juba
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South Sudan's poor go hungry as thieves steal 4,500 tonnes of food in Juba

More than a third of South Sudan's population are expected to face severe food shortages over the coming months

South Sudan: Stench of death hangs over Juba after violence kills more than 200
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South Sudan: Stench of death hangs over Juba after violence kills more than 200

There is no precise official toll of how many died, either in the recent fighting in Juba or in the wider war that began in December 2013.

'I don't want any more bloodshed in South Sudan': President Kiir appeals to Riek Machar
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'I don't want any more bloodshed in South Sudan': President Kiir appeals to Riek Machar

Kiir called for Machar to meet him for talks to save the peace deal but acknowledged the deep mistrust that led to days of intense fighting.

South Sudan violence: Vice President Machar withdraws troops to outside of Juba
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South Sudan violence: Vice President Machar withdraws troops to outside of Juba

South Sudan's vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president's forces entered its third day.

36,000 people displaced by the violence in South Sudan, says UN
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36,000 people displaced by the violence in South Sudan, says UN

At least 36,000 people have fled their homes in Juba since heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese capital on Friday, said the United Nations.

UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violence
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UN chief Ban Ki-Moon calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan following violence

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a UN peacekeeping mission.

South Sudan clashes: Warring factions declare ceasefire in Juba as fears of civil war grow
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South Sudan clashes: Warring factions declare ceasefire in Juba as fears of civil war grow

Eight people have been killed and 67 injured at the UN's so-called "Protection of Civilian" sites in Juba since Sunday.

Over 100 killed in South Sudan violence: All you need to know about the crisis
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Over 100 killed in South Sudan violence: All you need to know about the crisis

Five years after gaining independence from Sudan, South Sudan is entangled and paralysed from an escalating violence. 115 soldiers were reportedly killed after gun battles broke out across South Sudan’s capital Juba on its fifth independence anniversary.

South Sudan tragedy: Death toll from gunfire on eve of independence anniversary reaches 150
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South Sudan tragedy: Death toll from gunfire on eve of independence anniversary reaches 150

Friday's violence in South Sudan is yet another blow to a shaky peace deal that has so far failed to end the civil war that broke out in December 2013.

Gunfire in South Sudan's capital has led to several deaths, Juba doctor confirms
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Gunfire in South Sudan's capital has led to several deaths, Juba doctor confirms

The gunfire began outside the presidential compound and soon spread through the city of Juba.

Trouble in Juba: Heavy gunfire outside South Sudan president's compound
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Trouble in Juba: Heavy gunfire outside South Sudan president's compound

The violence echoed the skirmish between soldiers in Juba in 2013 that sparked the country's civil war in which tens of thousands of people were killed.

Rebel commander signs ceasefire deal with South Sudan govt
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Rebel commander signs ceasefire deal with South Sudan govt

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed a ceasefire deal on Friday.

As political unrest escalates, US suspends ops in South Sudan
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As political unrest escalates, US suspends ops in South Sudan

South Sudan said on Tuesday it had arrested 10 senior political figures and was hunting for its ex-vice president, accusing him of leading a "foiled coup" in the oil-producing nation's capital, where gunfire rang out for a second day.