Peace Deal

A water pump that has been repaired through the generosity of CAFOD supporters. / Catholic Agency for Overseas Development (CAFOD)

Conflict, Climate Challenges Behind South Sudan’s Water Shortage, Catholic Aid Agency Says

Mar 13, 2021

The leadership of a Catholic aid agency with programs in South Sudan has, in a report, attributed water shortages in the East-Central African nation to the protracted conflict and vagaries of the climate.

Delegates pose for a photograph during the signing of a peace agreement between Sudan's power-sharing government and five key rebel groups in Juba, South Sudan August 31, 2020. / REUTERS/Samir Bol

Sudanese Prelate Lauds Government Peace Deal with Rebel Group, Urges Complete Integration

Sep 1, 2020

The Archbishop of Sudan’s Khartoum Archdiocese has termed the signing of the peace deal between the Sudanese government and a dissident group in Darfur region aimed at integrating the rebel group into the country’s national army as a “step forward” and urged political leaders to make it comprehensive by bringing on board any other parties left out.

President  Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar after meeting in Juba, South Sudan, December 17, 2019.

Latest Rivals’ Pledge to Form South Sudan Unity Government “positive”, Two Priests Say

Dec 20, 2019

The December 17 announcement by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar that they have agreed to form a unity government by the February deadline has been described as a “positive” move by two South Sudanese clerics who have spoken to ACI Africa correspondent in Juba, the capital of the world’s youngest nation.