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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

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.

Participants at the South Sudan peace talks that resumed Monday, November 9 mediated by the Community of Sant’Egidio.

Lay Catholic Association Resumes South Sudan Peace Talks in Rome

The Rome-based Catholic lay association dedicated to the provision of social services and arbitrating conflicts has resumed South Sudan peace talks, South Sudan’s Radio Tamazuj reported November 10. 

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (left) and Vice-president Riek Machar (right) shake hands at the signing of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) in September 2018.

Church’s Intervention Needed to Fully Implement South Sudan’s 2018 Agreement: Official

The intervention of Church leaders in South Sudan is needed to chart the way to the full implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of Conflict in South Sudan (R-ARCSS) signed in September 2018, a Church official engaged by the Catholic Bishops in South Sudan has told ACI Africa in an interview.

Opposing Parties in South Sudan Resume Rome-Mediated Peace Talks, Officials Announce

The leadership of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOMA) has, in a Press Release, announced the resumption of peace talks.

Sign Post of the Juba-based South Sudan Council of Churches, seven-member ecumenical body with a strong legacy of peacebuilding, reconciliation and advocacy. / ACI Africa

“We strongly denounce the recent and on-going violence”: Church Leaders in South Sudan

The representatives of various Christian denominations in South Sudan have, in a collective statement, denounced the violence in the Eastern Africa country following recent incidents in which several armed confrontations in some six States ended with hundreds of deaths and numerous injuries.

Delegation of South Sudan Council of Churches (SSCC)

Why Leaders of South Sudan Churches Have Welcomed 100-day Extension of Unity Government

On November 8, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Vice-President designate Dr. Riek Machar decided to extend the Pre-Transitional period expected to end in the formation of a unity government by one hundred days effective November 12. This is a renewed extension from the original May 2019 deadline

Gathering of South Sudan citizens during Independence Day in July 2011.

Bishops in South Sudan Demand Shift from “power-sharing” to “addressing root causes”

As the clock ticks on toward the formation of a unity government in South Sudan scheduled for November 12, Catholic Bishops and heads of dioceses in the country are calling for peace and justice and demanding for a shift from “power-sharing” to “addressing the root causes of the conflicts” affecting the people in the world’s newest nation.