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JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan — For the first time since fleeing South Sudan more than two years ago, opposition leader Riek Machar returned on Wednesday to take part in a nationwide peace celebration. Under the new peace deal signed on September 12, Machar will once again serve as a vice president in President Salva Kiir’s government. … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | South Sudan opposition leader returns as part of peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan | Report says nearly 400,000 ‘excess deaths’ in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — A new report estimates that South Sudan’s civil war has caused nearly 400,000 “excess deaths” since fighting erupted in late 2013. The report funded by the U.S. State Department and issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimates that violence caused about half of those 382,900 deaths. For … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Report says nearly 400,000 ‘excess deaths’ in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when government troops stormed bases in Lainya … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

BOGOTA, Colombia | New Colombian president promises ‘corrections’ to peace deal

BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia’s youngest elected president was sworn in to office Tuesday, promising to “make corrections” to a peace deal with leftist rebels that has divided the country and to crack down on lingering armed groups still roaming the countryside. Ivan Duque, the 42-year-old protege of a powerful right-wing former president, now faces the … Continue reading BOGOTA, Colombia | New Colombian president promises ‘corrections’ to peace deal

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — The latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s civil war has failed as President Salva Kiir rejects working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years. Government spokesman Michael Makuei says “this is simply because we have had enough of him.” The rivals met this week … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  | South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

Israel vows to retain West Bank control in any peace deal

JERUSALEM/January 31, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Israel will retain security control over the Palestinians as part of any future peace deal, deepening Palestinian fears that Israel and the Trump administration are colluding on a proposal that will fall far short of their dreams of independence. Netanyahu’s statement exposed a deepening rift … Continue reading Israel vows to retain West Bank control in any peace deal