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South Sudan Makes Peace Deal With Rebels

President Salva Kiir agrees to peace after 5 months of fighting

(Newser) - Finally, peace in South Sudan? President Salva Kiir agreed to a peace deal today with rebel leader Riek Machar after five months of fighting, thousands killed, and a million forced to flee their homes, the BBC reports. Signed in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa, the deal includes drafting a... More »

New South Sudan Death Estimate 10 Times Higher

Meanwhile, rebels drop key ceasefire demand

(Newser) - The three-week-long conflict in South Sudan has been a heck of a lot bloodier than previously believed, at least according to one group's estimate. Around 10,000 people have likely died in the conflict, the International Crisis Group said yesterday—a far cry from the 1,000 estimate that... More »

As Talks Begin, UN Tells South Sudan It 'Can Still Be Saved'

'Gravely concerned' over atrocities, violence

(Newser) - As negotiators from South Sudan's two warring sides arrived in Ethiopia for peace talks, a UN official urged both forces to bring the world's newest country "back from the brink." Fighting continued in Bor, a gateway city to the capital of Juba, the center of ethnically... More »

S. Sudan Rebel: I've Seized Town, Now I'll Talk

Riek Machar says he has taken Bor, is reportedly en route to Ethiopia

(Newser) - What is clear: That heavy fighting has erupted in Bor, a hotly contested provincial capital in South Sudan; a military rep says government troops are fighting renegade forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar as well as the pro-Machar tribal militia known as the "White Army," reports... More »

Foreigners Stuck in S. Sudan City US Evacuated

Thousands trapped as UN warns of rising violence

(Newser) - British, Canadian, and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a South Sudan city experiencing bouts of heavy machine gun fire, one of the most violent areas of a weeklong conflict that has likely killed more than 1,000 people, a top United Nations official says. Australians, Ugandans,... More »

UN: 500 Killed in South Sudan Clashes

Ethnic violence follows coup attempt

(Newser) - Fighting in South Sudan has killed up to 500 people, according to the United Nations, which fears the violence in the oil-rich East African country is "largely along ethnic lines." The US has ordered its citizens to leave the country immediately . The president of South Sudan—the world'... More »

South Sudan Knocks Back Coup Attempt: Top Official

Former VP led effort: foreign minister

(Newser) - Disgruntled soldiers and politicians led by a former vice president attempted to overthrow the South Sudanese government, a top government official said today, as sporadic fighting continued between factions of the military in the latest violence to hit the world's youngest nation. Some troops within the main army base... More »

South Sudan: This Means War

President Salva Kiir says Sudan's attacks amount to declaration of war

(Newser) - As far as South Sudan is concerned, Omar al-Bashir has crossed the Rubicon. In a meeting today with Chinese President Hu Jintao, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said it was "a very critical moment for the Republic of South Sudan because our neighbor in Khartoum has declared war,"... More »

UN Chief to Visit Darfur Camp

Ban wants to witness plight first hand

(Newser) - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will visit a refugee camp in Darfur to see for himself the plight of displaced people there and conditions facing UN peace keepers who will arrive next year. Ban, who's in Sudan on an official visit, is playing a double role, encouraging the Sudanese... More »

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