New Violence Sends Thousands of South Sudanese Fleeing
Clashes between the army and a rebel group, the National Salvation Front, broke out in Yei on January 19. This was barely four months after the latest peace deal aimed at ending the country's five-year civil war was signed by President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar.
Civilians fleeing Kajo Keji county, toward the southern border with Uganda (file photo).
Africa Renewal, 12 February 2019
Over the past few days thousands of desperate civilians have been fleeing a fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan's Equatoria state, seeking safety in neighbouring Democratic… Read more »
South Sudan: Villagers Describe Horror Yei River State
VOA, 11 February 2019
An unknown number of villagers were killed and hundreds of others displaced during fighting in South Sudan's Yei River State this week. Read more »
President Salva Kiir says that implementation of the revitalized peace agreement still faces many challenges, largely because of the international community's wait-and-see ... Read more »