- South Sudan fighting persists as cease-fire approaches: UN Updated: Aug-29-15 1:16 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - Violent clashes continued between South Sudan's warring factions Saturday before a cease-fire is to come into effect on Sunday, U.N., government and rebel officials said.
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- UN: China arms firm sold $20M in weapons to South Sudan Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. panel of experts said that a major Chinese state-owned arms supplier sold more than $20 million of weapons to South Sudan's government last year, several months into the country's deadly internal conflict.
- South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says Updated: Aug-19-15 3:50 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would sign a peace deal with his rival within days, the State Department said Wednesday, as fighting resumed in parts of the country.
- South Sudan's leader refuses to sign peace deal Updated: Aug-17-15 3:56 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused Monday to sign a peace agreement with rebel forces, saying he needs more time, mediators said Monday.