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Machar appointed South Sudan’s first vice president
February 11, 2016 (JUBA) — South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar was on Thursday appointed the country’s first vice president in accordance with last year’s peace accord. In a decree, read on the state-owned SSTV Thursday, South Sudanese...
Machar concludes talks with president Bashir in Khartoum
August 12, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – The South Sudanese former vice-president, Riek Machar who leads the armed opposition faction of the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement (SPLM-In-Opposition) has returned to the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa...
Rebels recaptured Unity state’s Bentiu from South Sudan army
April 15, 2014 (KAMPALA) – South Sudanese rebels say they have seized control of Unity state capital Bentiu following heavy clashes with government forces loyal to president Salva Kiir. The spokesperson for rebel leader Riek Machar, James Gatdet...
Machar In undisclosed location in South Sudan holds talks with IGAD mediation
January 12, 2014 (JUBA/ADDIS ABABA) – Regional mediators from the East African regional bloc, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) arrived in South Sudan on Saturday after ongoing peace talks in the Ethiopian capital stalled. IGAD’s...
Machar welcomes ceasefire, warns of Museveni’s role in South Sudan crisis
December 30, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s former vice-president Riek Machar has said his group welcomes regional leaders’ calls for cessation of hostilities, but warned that the involvement of the Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni in the...
Khartoum rules out amending 2014 budget over crisis in S. Sudan
December 24, 2013 (KHARTOUM) - Sudan has no intention of amending the 2014 draft budget to account for the possibility of oil flow disruption from South Sudan as a result of the clashes that affected production areas. Sudan receives a fee for every barrel...