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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...
South Sudan rebel leader Machar due to visit Khartoum
May 25, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/Army in Opposition faction, Riek Machar, is expected to arrive in Khartoum within the coming week as part of a tour of East African countries, Sudanese sources...
S. Sudan’s Kiir accepts interim government with Riek Machar
May 7, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has accepted the formation of an interim government, which includes former vice-president turned rebel leader Riek Machar. A top aide said the president expressed his willingness on...
South Sudan rival leaders to hold direct talk on Friday
May 5, 2014 (JUBA) - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir will Saturday hold direct face to face meeting with his former vice-president turned rebel leader, Riek Machar, senior diplomats in Juba disclosed Monday. “The Ethiopian prime minister in...
Sudan army say S. Sudanese rebels reached its border
January 12, 2014 (KHARTOUM/JUBA) – The spokesperson for Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) announced on Saturday that they repulsed South Sudanese rebels who attempted to cross into their territory and refused to be disarmed. Al-Sawarmi Khaled told the official...
S. Sudan’s ex-VP says Juba will ‘fall soon’
January 4, 2014 (NAIROBI) – The three-week old rebels in South Sudan said they were advancing on the capital, Juba, as fighting between rival politicians intensifies further. The fighting erupted on 15 December when presidential guard units clashed...
South Sudan leaders fail to strike deal as violence continues
December 23 (JUBA) - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit met with one of his main political opponents, Rebecca Nyandeng de Mabior, on Sunday but the two failed to strike a deal to defuse the ongoing security situation. President Kiir has stated...
South Sudan army says Bor fell into rebel hands
December 19, 2013 (JUBA) - South Sudan’s army (SPLA) acknowledged that it is “not in control of Bor” after forces loyal to Gen. Peter Gatdet Yak overran military bases on Tuesday and took over the town Wednesday evening. SPLA spokesperson...
South Sudan president, Salva Kiir says ex-VP Machar planned attack, declares curfew in Juba
December 16, 2013 (JUBA) – South Sudan president, Salva Kiir has accused his former vice-president of alleged involvement Sunday’s attack on the military headquarters in the country’s capital, Juba. Sporadic gunfire, which started Sunday...
South Sudan calls for calm after government sacked
July 24, 2013 (JUBA) – Last updated – Heavily armed South Sudanese troops and police guarded key government institutions in the capital Juba Wednesday, as radio broadcasts called for calm after the president suspended his cabinet. Those removed...
Riek Machar meets President Omer Al Bashir and Taha over row between Juba and Khartoum
July 01, 2013 (KHARTOUM) – South Sudan’s vice-president, Riek Machar, arrived in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, on Sunday where he met with the president Omer A-Bashir after being welcomed at the airport with the first vice-president Ali...
South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar to Khartoum for talks on oil row
June 14, 2013 (JUBA) – VP Machar will travel to Khartoum for talks with Sudanese official on their decision to stop oil flow through their pipelines, a government source said today. The weekly cabinet meeting in Juba tasked Machar with seeking to...