East African Leaders Give S. Sudan Leaders Ultimatum

East African heads of statement have told South Sudan leaders to convene talks by Tuesday, while the government in Juba has agreed to observe a ceasefire.


  • South Sudan:  Regional Leaders Mediate in Juba

    Deutsche Welle, 26 December 2013

    A delegation from Kenya and Ethiopia has been in South Sudan's capital Juba to push for a peace deal between President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar, following an ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Machar Appoints Delegation for Dialogue With South Sudan President Kiir

    Sudan Tribune, 26 December 2013

    The former vice-president, Riek Machar, said he was ready to initiate dialogue with the South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. read more »



  • South Sudan:  PM Hailemariam Leaves for Juba, S. Sudan

    Ethiopian Radio and Television Agency, 26 December 2013

    Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn left for Juba, South Sudan on Thursday to help seek a solution for the recent political crisis in that country. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Ethiopia Says Will Mediate South Sudan Crisis

    Sudan Tribune, 24 December 2013

    The Ethiopian government on Tuesday said it was ready to provide diplomatic efforts seeking a peaceful solution to the ongoing political crisis in neighbouring South Sudan. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Women, Children Hard Hit As Violence Spreads

    Voice of America, 24 December 2013

    United Nations officials and aid agencies warned Tuesday that the humanitarian situation in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating, with women and children the hardest hit. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Ethiopian, Kenyan Leaders in South Sudan for Peace Talks

    Voice of America, 26 December 2013

    Regional efforts to broker a peace deal in violence-ridden South Sudan have picked up, with the leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arriving for talks in Juba. read more »

  • South Sudan:  Obama Sends Message of Peace to South Sudan (document)

    Voice of America, 24 December 2013

    The White House has released translations of U.S. President Barack Obama's message to South Sudan in the languages of the two main ethnic groups involved in bitter fighting that ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  What Is 'Tribalism' and Why Does Is Matter in South Sudan? (analysis)

    African Arguments, 24 December 2013

    References to 'tribes' and 'tribalism' form part of the standard repertoire of media reporting and expert analysis aiming to make sense of the resurgent armed violence in South ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  "A Compromise in South Sudan Is Essential" (interview)

    Deutsche Welle, 24 December 2013

    Despite its declared willingness to negotiate the army is advancing against rebels in southern Sudan. Martin Petry believes that the warring factions will reach a compromise. But ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  UN Peacekeeping Force Must Protect Civilians in Peril (press release)

    Amnesty International, 24 December 2013

    The UN Secretary-General's request for the UN Security Council to provide additional human and material resources to the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) reflects the urgent need ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Aid Agencies in South Sudan Need $166 Million Now to Save Lives of People Caught By Crisis (press release)

    PR Newswire, 25 December 2013

    As the crisis in South Sudan evolves, aid agencies need US$166 million from now until March 2014 in order to address the immediate needs of people resulting from the past days' ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Health Care for Hundreds of Wounded Civilians (press release)

    PR Newswire, 24 December 2013

    Since the first armed clashes broke out in Juba on 15 December, tens of thousands of civilians have fled in search of safety. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) ... read more »


During the height of the fighting in Bor, civilians sought refuge at a compound of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan.