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South Sudan’s Opposition Parties signing the declaration to recommit to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) at a meeting in the Kenyan town of Naivasha. / Courtesy Photo

South Sudan’s Opposition Parties Announce Recommitment to Cessation of Hostilities Pact

Mar 10, 2021

Opposition parties in South Sudan’s protracted conflict have announced their intention to recommit to the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement (CoHA) signed in December 2017.

On International Peace Day, Church Leaders in South Sudan Want Peace Agreement Implemented

Sep 21, 2020

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace marked Monday, September 21, which coincides with the second anniversary of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS), representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, noted “with great concern” the slow implementation of the R-ARCSS and expressed the need to “speed up the implementations of the provisions in the agreement.”

Logo South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)

South Sudan Churches Condemn Killing of Nine Children, Women in Two Attacks

Aug 10, 2020

Two separate attacks in South Sudan have left nine children dead in less than a month, a situation that has drawn the attention of religious leaders in the East-Central African country who have condemned the killings and called for external intervention to tame violence in the nine-year-old country.

Bishop Erkolano Lodu Tombe of South Sudan’s Yei Diocese.

Respect and Implement Peace Agreement, South Sudanese Bishop to Politicians

Jul 24, 2020

As political leaders in South Sudan struggle to restore peace after forming a unity government on February 22, a Catholic Bishop in the East-Central nation has asked them to respect the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in their bid to resolve conflicts in the country.   

Fr. Martin Ochaya of Juba Archdiocese, South Sudan.

South Sudanese Cleric Calls for Effective Leadership amid COVID-19

Jun 8, 2020

A Catholic Priest in South Sudan has called on the government, churches, the civil society and families across the country to execute effective leadership during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, saying that the virus has presented itself as “a challenge and a litmus test to governments across the world.”

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta (Left) with the Late Former President Daniel arap Moi (Right)

African Leaders Say Kenya’s late President was Peace-loving, Reconciling, a Pan-Africanist

Feb 13, 2020

At the national Memorial Service of Kenya’s longest serving President who hosted three papal visits, various African leaders who crossed their respective borders to join citizens of the East African country in mourning their former Head of State paid glowing tributes to Daniel arap Moi, expressing their memories of a political leader described as peace-loving, a statesman, and a Pan Africanist who played a significant role in promoting the good of the African continent.