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UN Mission in South Sudan
In South Sudan, a warring elite deaf to peace (08.10.2014)
Despite repeated threats of sanctions from South Sudan’s neighbors, and warnings about an impending famine, the chances of a lasting settlement to end the conflict in the world’s newest nation appear remote.
Almost 20 years after Srebrenica, there is still no clear legal or policy regime to govern these safe areas. This creates serious risks for peacekeepers and for the civilians under their protection for a number of reasons.
IGAD says peace talks adjourned until 16 October (05.10.2014)
The African regional bloc, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has announced the suspension of the South Sudanese peace talks until 16 October, citing the need to consult with the top principals of the two warring parties over contentious issues as the necessity.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power warned Kiir and Machar that if a peace deal could not be reached during current talks in Ethiopia then long-threatened sanctions were likely to be imposed by the U.N. Security Council.
South Sudan factions agree on federal government (30.09.2014)
South Sudan’s warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan, mediators announced Tuesday, saying progress was being made in talks aimed at finding a political solution to violence in the world’s newest country.
China said on Thursday it will send 700 troops to join a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, where fighting has threatened Beijing's oil investments.
Peace talks for South Sudan resumed Monday in Ethiopia, as a spokesman for the South Sudan army said nearly 180 troops from both sides in the nine-month conflict were killed in new clashes in Upper Nile state.