S. Sudan parties meet in Ethiopia in bid to salvage peace deal

South Sudan’s warring parties meet in Addis Ababa in a bid to salvage a stalled peace deal with just days to go until a unity government is meant to be formed. The meeting has been arranged by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional bloc for East Africa, which says it hopes the discussions will “develop a clear roadmap” for the formation of the government. IMAGES of the attendees

Barefoot and alone, children flee brutal S. Sudan war

South Sudan’s civil war has raged on for the past three years with such viciousness that parts of the country are bereft of food and a third of the population has fled their homes, but few refugees present as vexing a problem as children who escape the conflict alone. At the Nguenyyiel refugee camp near Ethiopia’s lush western frontier, boys and girls who crossed the border unaccompanied tell tales of murdered families and childhoods shattered by the unremitting violence in South Sudan.

World’s youngest nation S. Sudan on verge of slipping into civil conflict as almost 300 killed

Fears are mounting that South Sudan – the world’s youngest nation – could slip back into civil war, after almost three hundred people were killed in fighting over the last week.

Some of the most recent outbreaks of violence saw UN facilities attacked, and at least two Chinese peacekeepers killed.

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