South Sudan’s fragile peace deal still threatens famine

South Sudan’s fragile peace deal still threatens famine
Three years after gaining independence, the rebel movement that propelled South Sudan into statehood has degenerated into ethnic bloodletting verging on civil war. South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to form an interim government with his political adversary, Riek Machar following pressure from the United Nations Secretary General Ban . . . Read More

Abyei Chief killed in UN ambush

The Paramount Chief of the nine Ngok Dinka tribes around the still-disputed Abyei region (between Sudan and South Sudan) was killed in an ambush of the UN convoy in which he was returning from peace talks about the future of the region on May 4. A UN peacekeeper was also . . . Read More