Who's Keeping the War Going in South Sudan?


With as many as 1.5 million people displaced by conflict and a worsening humanitarian situation, South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar has turned down President Salva Kiir's latest peace offer - to incorporate the rebel leader into a transitional unity government prior to elections set for next year. Kiir blames the crisis on the rebel fighters. "I don't know when the suffering will stop," he told journalists during the U.S.-Africa Summit this month. "But if the warring parties would agree to stop fighting, automatically it will end the suffering, because the humanitarian assistance would flow to the people who are in need."


  • South Sudan:  Who's Keeping the War Going?

    allAfrica.com, 19 August 2014

    With as many as 1.5 million people displaced by conflict and a worsening humanitarian situation, South Sudan's former Vice President Riek Machar has turned down President Salva ... read more »

South Sudanese President Salve Kiir meets U.S. Secretary of State John during the U.S.-Africa Business Forum in Washington, D.C.

  • South Sudan:  Army Repulses 'Heavy' Rebel Attack

    Sudan Tribune, 15 August 2014

    South Sudanese army (SPLA) on Friday repulsed what officials described as a "heavy attack" in Jonglei state's Ayod county, with the numbers of causalities involved still unknown. read more »

  • South Sudan:  UN Mission Condemns Bentiu Clashes, Takes Swift Action to Protect People

    UN News Service, 15 August 2014

    The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned this morning's outbreak of violence in Bentiu which caused hundreds of people to seek shelter at the nearest ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Heavy Fighting Breaks Out in South Sudan As Sanctions Loom

    Sudan Tribune, 15 August 2014

    Heavy fighting erupted on Friday between South Sudan army (SPLA) and rebels in Unity state, with the latter accusing pro-government forces of attacking their positions in violation ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  The Dilemma of Peace and Accountability

    Government of South Sudan, 18 August 2014

    All we have known is war. From the moment my generation was born our country and our people have fought against a series of enemies who looked to crush the South Sudanese dream of ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Rival Forces Trade Accusations Over Fresh Clashes

    Sudan Tribune, 15 August 2014

    South Sudan's rival forces traded accusations on Friday over violations of a cessation hostilities agreement after fighting broke out in Unity state, forcing aid workers and ... read more »

  • South Sudan:  Nation Heads Towards Famine Amid 'Descent Into Lawlessness'

    Inter Press Service, 14 August 2014

    Another deadline has passed. But instead of bringing about peace, the leaders of South Sudan's warring parties have allowed the country to continue its slide toward famine. read more »

InFocus

  • South Sudan:  Bentiu, South Sudan – Peter's Story

    Care International, 31 July 2014

    Peter Bothi is a storekeeper with the CARE South Sudan team in Bentiu. He is in charge of maintaining the inventory records of the stocks from the clinic and office that were once ... read more »