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Information Minister Michael Makuei has said that all former members of the high-level task force on Coronavirus – apart from the health minister – have tested positive for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by the virus.

South Sudan ministers test positive for coronavirus

Ten cabinet ministers in South Sudan are now confirmed to have contracted Coronavirus.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has again replaced the army chief of staff, about three years to the day he fired former holder of the position Gen Paul Malong and a few days after firing Gen Jok Riak.

South Sudan president appoints new army chief of staff in unity bid

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has again replaced the army chief of staff, about three years to the day he fired former holder of the position Gen Paul Malong and a few days after firing Gen Jok Riak.
Kaduna State Ministry of Health on Saturday confirmed that a four-month-old child was among the 20 new coronavirus cases recorded in the state on Friday.

South Sudan registers two new coronavirus deaths

South Sudan has registered two new coronavirus deaths, just a day after recording its first virus related death.
FILE - A member of a medical team wearing a protective suit cleans the airfield, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, April 5, 2020.

South Sudan lifts coronavirus restrictions despite rise in cases

Even though the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise in South Sudan, the government is lifting several restrictions that are intended to control the spread of the pandemic.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit speaks during a news statement with Riek Machar, former vice president and rebel leader, after their meeting in which they have reached a deal to form a long-delayed unity government in Juba, South Sudan December 17, 2019.REUTERS/Jok Solomun

South Sudan rivals face fresh feud over control of states

South Sudan’s main rivals were at loggerheads Friday over who will control the country’s 10 internal states, an issue that analysts and diplomats worried could jeopardise a power-sharing deal reached earlier this year.
There is no other way to get food to this starving hamlet in South Sudan. There are no roads, and the snaking Nile is miles away.

Peace guarantees no meal in starving South Sudan

The villagers hear the distant roar of jet engines before a cargo plane makes a deafening pass over Mogok, dropping sacks of grain from its hold to the marooned dust bowl below.
Senior cleric of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B. Joshua, had made a one-day historic visit to South Sudan, on November 12, 2019, where he prophesied a unity government that is to usher in a new and peaceful South Sudan.

Elation as TB Joshua’s prophecy comes to pass with South Sudan’s new unity government

The joy was unspeakable, infectious and long-awaited when bitter rivals within the South Sudanese political circles led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit and opposition leader Riek Machar put their hostilities behind them in forming a unity government on Saturday, February 2020.

South Sudan rebel leader to be appointed vice president

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will on Friday formally appoint rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, ahead of a swearing-in ceremony on Saturday, the information minister said.
Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.

South Sudan president, rebel leader to form unity government on Saturday

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is scheduled to name members of the revitalised government on Saturday February 22, following the lapse of the deadline to have a new team in place.

South Sudan rebels reject president’s peace compromise

South Sudan rebels rejected on Sunday a peace offer by President Salva Kiir to return to a system of 10 states, paving the way for a unity government.
Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.

South Sudan president offers key compromise for peace

South Sudan's president said on Saturday he would return to a system of 10 states, a key opposition demand, paving the way for a unity government and an end to the country's civil war.
Riek Macha and President Salva Kiir, when the peace agreement was first signed in Ethiopia

South Sudan inches closer to government of national unity

South Sudan’s warring parties have reached a tentative agreement to revert to 10 states, paving the way for creation of a transitional government of national unity.
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir arrives for talks at the African Union aimed at forming a power-sharing government ahead of a February 22 deadline, in Addis Ababa on February 08, 2020. (Photo by MICHAEL TEWELDE - AFP)

South Sudanese leader says no compromise to end peace deal deadlock

South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Friday dismissed international calls for compromise with his foes to break a deadlock that threatens a ceasefire in their six-year war.
FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

S. Sudan ‘unity’ army not ready for peace as deadline looms

At a remote and spartan bush barracks in South Sudan, a motley collection of government soldiers and their rebel enemies chanted in unison, raising their mock wooden guns to the sky.

‘Overlooked’ African Union leadership vow Libya, Sudan support

African Union leaders on Monday vowed to push peace efforts in Libya, a sign of the bloc's desire to play a bigger role in resolving the continent's conflicts.

African leaders grapple with failure to ‘silence the guns’

Seven years ago, amid extravagant celebrations marking the African Union's 50th anniversary, the continent's heads of state declared they would "end all wars in Africa by 2020."
Angelina Teny, the head of the SPLM-IO Defence committee said the party will not participate in the transitional government scheduled for February 22 unless there is a compromise to have a contingent of protection forces deployed.

SPLM-IO leaders ask for UN protection ahead of unity government

South Sudan’s main opposition group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement–In Opposition (SPLM-IO), is demanding the deployment of UN-mandated forces, before the formation of a transitional government of national unity due next month.
Riek Macha and President Salva Kiir, when the peace agreement was first signed in Ethiopia

South Sudan warring parties sign ceasefire deal

South Sudan has agreed to a ceasefire after peace talks in Rome with various opposition groups signing the 2018 revitalised peace deal with the government.

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