South Sudan, the world’s newest country, descended into a civil war in December 2013 that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives.
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“Remilitarising Juba - having the armed forces of the two contending parties in the city - is insane”
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"I am very happy to welcome and warmly receive my brother Dr. Riek Machar," said archrival President Kiir
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However, there was a “further lack of action” to arrange flights for Monday, the British Embassy in Juba said in a statement on its Facebook page
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The rebel movement is also supposed to contribute 1,500 police to a joint force for the capital
Conflict broke out in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar of planning a coup
The risks are great, stakes high, soldiers on edge, as S. Sudan readies for rebel chief Machar's return to Juba
The country is close to collapse. "Unless the violent kleptocratic system...is addressed...no government will be able to end the war and atrocities"
Machar has said he’ll travel to the city on April 18 to assume the role of vice president in a transitional government led by rival President Kiir
But President Salva Kiir’s side whittles down ‘frightening’ rivals team from nearly 600 to just 30 as wary Washington threatens to cut aid.
Kiir signs deal to end S. Sudan’s war, then kicks it down. It’s ‘humiliation’ and ‘reward for rebellion’, says Juba
Foreign-led Monitoring and Evaluation Commission seen as "taking over the sovereignty and the hard won independence" of the South Sudanese.
"If anybody among them (journalists) does not know that this country has killed people, we will demonstrate it one day, one time" - Kiir
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The war has been marked by ethnic massacres and rape, castration, burning people alive and tying children together before slitting their throats.
Tens of thousands of people have been killed in the fighting in the world's youngest nation, which only gained independence from Sudan in 2011.
Fighters took to the radio urging for opposing groups to be forced from the town and men to rape women from a rival tribe.