Former South Sudan vice president Riek Machar ends ceasefire with government in Juba

This file photo taken on August 31, 2015 shows Riek Machar, the South Sudanese Rebel Leader, looking on during an interview at his residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Photos by AFP) South Sudan’s exiled rebel leader has called for war against the government, ending an internationally-backed peace deal. Former vice president Riek Machar said on Sunday […]

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South Sudan’s warring parties failed to reach a breakthrough in peace talks in Ethiopia, frustrating mediators

 “The consequences of inaction are the continued suffering of you, the people of South Sudan, and the prolonging of a senseless war in your country,” the statement said. “This is unacceptable, both morally and politically.” The statement did not say whether there was another round of talks planned, but noted that mediators “remain hopeful that […]

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