Morocco will contribute 5.1 million dollars towards the construction of a 10-billion-dollar new capital for war-torn South Sudan, the two countries announced during a visit by Moroccan King Mohammed VI to the current capital Juba.
South Sudan's transitional government on Sunday accepted the deployment of an additional 4,000 UN peacekeepers following three days of negotiations with diplomats from the United Nations over the security situation in the east African country.
Uganda has sent troops to South Sudan to ensure the security of its citizens who are being evacuated after fighting erupted between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former rebel leader Riek Machar, the Ugandan army said Friday.
Fighting intensified Monday in South Sudan’s capital Juba, following several days of clashes between the army and troops loyal to former rebel leader Riek Machar that have killed hundreds and sent thousands fleeing.
Nearly 150 people were killed in a new outbreak of violence in South Sudan's capital Juba one day before the world's youngest nation marked the fifth anniversary of its independence from Sudan on Saturday, local broadcaster Radio Tamazuj reported.
The situation in the South Sudanese capital of Juba was calm late Friday after gunfire erupted earlier just one day before the world's youngest nation is set to mark five years of independence from Sudan.
South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in Tuesday as the country's vice president in a move to end his 28-month conflict with President Salva Kiir, which has killed tens of thousands of people.