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South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar (C) arrives to Juba international airport with his wife to attend a peace ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, on October 31, 2018. - South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years to take part in a peace ceremony. (Photo by Akuot CHOL / AFP)

US wants Riek Machar in South Sudan unity government

The US has warned it will not accept any transitional unity government in Juba that excludes Dr Riek Machar, the leader of the main rebel group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Army-in opposition (SPLM/A-IO).

Nine killed in South Sudan’s renewed fighting

At least nine people were killed in fresh clashes in Amadi State in South Sudan’s Western Equatoria, officials said.

Alarm over military build-up in South Sudan

The South Sudan peace monitoring agency has expressed concern over the military build-up in Yei River State in Central Equatoria.

UN: Over 200 South Sudan children freed by armed groups

UN deputy spokesperson Farhan Haq told reporters on Friday that a release ceremony was the third this year, bringing the total number of children released so far this year to 806.

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