Two mothers and their children look to shore after arriving by boat to Mingkaman, Awerial County, Lakes State, South Sudan. In less than a month close to 84,000 fleeing the fighting in Bor have crossed the river Nile. Credit: Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin/IPS By Jacey Fortin ADDIS ABABA, Jan 26 2014 (IPS) When representatives of the warring factions of South Sudan signed an agreement to end hostilities at a luxury hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday, Jan, 23, fervent applause and some high-pitched ululations erupted from the audience
A tense ceasefire was announced in Kiev on the fifth day of violence, with radical protesters and riot police holding their position. Opposition leaders are negotiating with the government, but doubts remain that they will be able to stop the rioters. For more on this story, visit: Ceasefire in Ukraine: Barricades doused out, violence an […] The post Ceasefire in Ukraine: Barricades doused out, violence an inch from reigniting | RT News appeared first on peacenews.org .
Source: Agence France-Presse Country: South Sudan 01/27/2014 15:26 GMT by Francis APILIGA JUBA, January 27, 2014 (AFP) – UN aid chief Valerie Amos toured war-torn South Sudan Monday amid a growing humanitarian crisis, with rebels and government accusing each other of breaking a ceasefire aimed at ending the conflict. Amos, who arrived in Juba Monday for a three-day visit, met with government officials and aid workers in a bid to boost relief to the troubled young nation, where thousands have been killed and over 700,000 people have fled their homes in over six weeks of bloodshed
Mediators have urged South Sudan warring factions to respect the ceasefire agreement following accusations that both sides are violating the contract they signed last week at the peace negotiations, says Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Dina Mufti. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional grouping is the organizer of the peace talks
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The South Sudanese government has renewed its ceasefire offer, but rebel leader Riek Machar has… euronews, the most watched news channel in Europe Subscribe for your daily dose of international news, curated and explained: Euronews is available in 13 other languages: The South Sudanese government has renewed its ceasefire offer, but rebel leader Riek Machar has said talks must be held before his fighters will give up their arms. South Sudanese Vice President James Wani Igga told reporters: "Dr