Italian PM Conte greets S. Sudan President Kiir in Rome

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte greets South Sudanese President Salva Kiir in the Italian capital Rome. IMAGES

SSudan: Eritrean president and Ethiopian PM arrive to Juba

Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrive to Juba in South Sudan on an official visit, and are welcomed by South Sudan president Salva Kiir. IMAGES of arrivals

Warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar sign a much-anticipated peace deal, the latest attempt to end five years of a vicious civil war that’s torn the world’s youngest nation apart. IMAGES

Rebel Leader Riek Machar Denied Permission to Return to Juba

After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar finally arrived at Ethiopia’s Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba to take up his position as vice president, theoretically ending the country’s two-and-a-half year civil war. But a series of administrative disagreements with the rival Juba government of president Salva Kiir has prevented his journey, throwing the success of the long hoped-for peace process into doubt.

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Riek Machar Discusses His Return to South Sudan’s Capital

South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar is expected to return to Juba to form a unity government led by president Salva Kiir, a crucial step toward ending a violent civil war.

However his return to South Sudan has been delayed due to disagreement with the government over the number of troops he can bring and the weapons they carry, under the terms of a peace agreement.

VICE News traveled to Machar’s rural base in Pagak, South Sudan, to find out what will happen next.

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VICE News Daily: Beyond The Headlines – June, 2 2014

The VICE News Capsule is a news roundup that looks beyond the headlines. Today: three Indian men confess to rape and murder of two teens, Iran executes man allegedly linked to banned group, South Sudan’s rebel leader doesn’t have total control of his forces, and Malawi swears in a new president.

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INDIA
Three Men Confess to Rape and Hanging of Two Teenagers
Villagers are calling for their execution.

IRAN
State Media says Man Executed for Links to Banned Group
Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2010 and convicted of ‘enmity against God’.

SOUTH SUDAN
Rebel Leader Says He Isn’t in Complete Control of His Forces
Riek Machar is expected to resume peace talks with President Salva Kiir this week.

MALAWI
New President Sworn in After Judge Declared Vote Final
Opposition party leader Peter Mutharika beat incumbent President Joyce Banda, who had called the election ‘null and void’.

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Ambushed in South Sudan (Full Length)

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The war in South Sudan began in murky circumstances in mid-December, when tribal factions within the country’s army, the SPLA, began fighting each other in the center of the capital, Juba. The SPLA quickly fractured into two camps: an insurgency drawn from members of former vice president Riek Machar’s Nuer tribe and troops who remained loyal to President Salva Kiir, of the Dinka tribe. Both sides have been accused of committing gross human rights abuses during the conflict. VICE News arrived in Juba and found the army desperate to dispel rumors that rebels were advancing on the capital. Soldiers were keen to take our correspondents on a trip with them into the bush to recapture the strategic city of Bor from the rebels… only the raid didn’t turn out quite as they had expected.

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