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Rebels Using Ethiopian Territory to Launch Attacks, South Sudan Decries

“We call upon the Ethiopian government to stop illegal movements of rebels inside its territory and interference in the internal affairs of South Sudan”

“Rebels are using Ethiopian territory as a launching pad” – South Sudan gov’t.

BY NYAMILEPEDIA

South Sudan’s government on Monday accused the government of the neighboring Ethiopia of allowing the rebels to use its territory as a launching pad for offensives against the South Sudanese government. Continue reading Rebels Using Ethiopian Territory to Launch Attacks, South Sudan Decries

Salva Kiir Reappoints Machar as Vice-President

Back to square one. A presidential decree read out on state television confirmed Mr Machar’s reappointment as vice president. This returns the government to where it was before the war broke out.

By BBC News,

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has reappointed bitter rival Riek Machar as vice-president as part of a peace deal aimed at ending more than two years of war, state television reported.

The civil conflict erupted in December 2013 after President Kiir accused Mr Machar of plotting a coup.

Since then thousands have died and more than two million have been displaced. Continue reading Salva Kiir Reappoints Machar as Vice-President

South Sudan Rebels, Government Strike Power-Sharing Deal

South Sudan’s government and rebels have agreed on the division of cabinet positions in a proposed power-sharing arrangement to end the two-year conflict

By James Butty | for VOA News,

Rebels loyal to former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar are hailing a power sharing deal reached Thursday with the government as a positive breakthrough, one that they say brings their country one more step closer to peace.

The agreement, signed Thursday in Juba, allocates a total of 30 ministries for a proposed transitional government of national unity. It gives the South Sudan government 16 ministries, including finance and planning, defense, information, national security, and justice and constitutional affairs. The rebels got 10 ministries, including petroleum, interior, labor, mining, and land, housing and urban development. Foreign affairs and transport were given to a group of former political detainees not aligned with either the South Sudan government or the rebels. Other political parties in South Sudan got two. Continue reading South Sudan Rebels, Government Strike Power-Sharing Deal