February 25, 2015
Acting SPLM Secretary General Anne Itto says President Kiir has revoked an order he gave last year to fire the officials accused of treason by the government
Ambassador Donald Booth says South Sudan President Salva Kiir, who so far has not shown up at the talks, and Riek Machar need to show leadership and restore peace in their country.
IGAD mediators give government and rebel negotiators at Addis Ababa peace talks three days to resolve their differences.
February 24, 2015
Agreement reached on second day of last-chance peace talks for South Sudan would affect mainly Ugandan forces, which are fighting on side of President Salva Kiir
February 23, 2015
The United States, United Kingdom and Norway say that President Salva Kiir has reneged on a promise made at the previous round of peace talks for South Sudan by not showing up for the latest negotiations, which mediators say is South Sudan's last chance.
Residents of the Upper Nile town of Wau Shilluk, from which at least 89 boys were taken by force last week, say they have seen the children in military camps.
February 21, 2015
Witnesses tell UNICEF that armed men went house to house in the Upper Nile town of Wau Shilluk and forcibly took any boys over age 12
February 20, 2015
Government spokesman Michael Makuei says there are two rebel factions in Addis Ababa, where peace talks are due to resume -- a claim the opposition denies.
February 19, 2015
Lul Ruai Koang, who until Tuesday was the military spokesman for Riek Machar's rebel group, was met at the airport by another former rebel, David Yau Yau
February 18, 2015
The victim, who has not been named, worked for U.S. NGO, the Carter Center, in Juba.
The military spokesman for Machar's rebel group says disillusionment with Machar and "back-door deals" being struck at peace talks led him to form a new opposition movement.
February 17, 2015
Defense Minister Kuol Manyang says many civilians were wounded and displaced when rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar attacked two towns in oil-rich Upper Nile state.
The plane, carrying 96 peacekeepers from the U.N. Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA) and four crewmembers was shot at as it came in to land at Kadugli airport.
February 16, 2015
Information Minister Michael Makuei says publishers and broadcasters who give rebels a platform inside South Sudan will be shut down and journalists will be "put where you will not be talking."
Government and opposition forces deny use of children as soldiers
February 13, 2015
Government spokesman Michael Makuei says the moves show the government is committed to restoring peace, but rebel chief Riek Machar says they only complicate the peace process.
February 12, 2015
Opposition lawmakers say in a lawsuit that holding a vote in June would violate the transitional constitution and exclude people in parts of the country that are at war.
February 11, 2015
Human Rights Watch says telephone interviews with North Darfur village residents indicate that Sudanese forces committed mass rapes, but the government denies charges.
February 10, 2015
The accusations that rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar launched attacks in Unity and Upper Nile states come a week after President Salva Kiir and Machar signed a power-sharing deal
Lawyers voted in favor of stopping work for a day after security forces disrupted elections for South Sudan Bar Association officials.
February 09, 2015
U.N. Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos and UNESCO Special Envoy Forest Whitaker say South Sudan's should visit IDP camps, to understand the suffering they are inflicting on their people.
Despite outpouring of goodwill at conference, frustration with country’s leadership for prolonging civil conflict remains
February 06, 2015
Information Minister Michael Makuei says releasing the report before peace is restored in South Sudan would be putting "the cart before the horse."
February 04, 2015
The U.N. Children's Fund says children are suffering disproportionately as 13 months of fighting in South Sudan have led to food shortages and mass displacement, and made it difficult for aid groups to access parts of the country.
February 03, 2015
Editor in chief of the Nation Mirror says the print run was seized and newspaper ordered to close over alleged 'anti-government' articles
Rebel leader Machar says he and President Kiir disagree on several elements in power-sharing agreement signed Sunday, but insists he's optimistic peace will be restored
February 02, 2015
Under the terms of the agreement brokered by regional bloc IGAD, the transitional government will remain in power for 30 months and elections, currently set for June 30, will be postponed.