Riek Machar

Egypt’s president is back from his 1st visit to Juba

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 08:58 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has arrived in Egypt back from Juba, concluding a one-day visit, during which he met with his South Sudanese counterpart.

Sisi discusses bilateral ties in meeting with South Sudan’s 1st vice president

Sat, 28 Nov 2020 - 08:20 GMT

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi on Saturday met with South Sudan's First Vice President Riek Machar, as part of the former’s visit to Juba, during which he separately met with President Salva Kiir.

Pope kisses feet of South Sudan leaders, urging them to keep the peace

Fri, 12 Apr 2019 - 03:46 GMT

“I am asking you as a brother to stay in peace. I am asking you with my heart, let us go forward. There will be many problems but they will not overcome us. Resolve your problems,” Francis said in improvised remarks

South Sudan president Kiir grants Machar, other rebels amnesty

Thu, 09 Aug 2018 - 10:25 GMT

A political row between Kiir and Machar degenerated in 2013 into a war that has killed tens of thousands, forced a quarter of the population to flee their homes and wrecked the country's oil-dependent economy.

South Sudan government and rebels reach peace deal

Sun, 05 Aug 2018 - 08:31 GMT

The president of South Sudan and head of the country's main rebel group signed a final cease fire and power-sharing agreement on Sunday.

U.S. condemns effort to extend South Sudan president's term

Fri, 06 Jul 2018 - 02:00 GMT

The United States on Thursday condemned a bill proposed by South Sudan's government that would extend President Salva Kiir's term for three years.

South Sudan rebel Machar declines to renounce violence

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 - 01:50 GMT

Riek Machar declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks outside the war-torn country.

Uganda refugee crisis fundraising fall short of hopes at $358 mn

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 - 06:12 GMT

The international community pledged $358 million at a fundraising summit Friday to help Uganda tackle the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, falling well short of expectations