Is Another Rebellion Brewing in South Sudan?
[East African] The whereabouts of former South Sudan chief of general staff Gen Paul Malong are unknown, with President Salva Kiir's regime fearing that he could instigate a new conflict.
South Sudan Says Leaked Malong Audio Tape Is True
[East African] The South Sudanese government has said an audio recording which reportedly revealed that former army chief of staff General Paul Malong Awan had turned rebel is authentic.
Ex-Army Boss Demands Kiir Step Down
[East African] South Sudan's former chief of general staff General Paul Malong Awan has demanded that President Salva Kiir resigns to save the country from sliding into more political chaos, a South Sudan diplomat said.
Are Kenya, Uganda Obstacles to South Sudan Peace?
[East African] South Sudanese lobbies have spelt out four key issues that could be obstacles to the February peace talks.
Ramaphosa Outlines Plans for Radical Change - With Assurances
[allAfrica] Cape Town -The African National Congress's new leader, Cyril Ramaphosa, sketched out a path for the party's future on Saturday which carefully balanced demands for radical change to address South Africa's deeply-rooted inequalities with assurances to investors, business people, farmers and minorities feeling threatened by the change.
Mixed Outlook for Africa in 2018
[Chatham House] Africa's political and economic trends, as well as its security arrangements, will continue to diverge in the coming year.
The Struggle to Survive South Sudan's Hunger Season
[IRIN] Aweil -Part of an in-depth series looking at the enormous scale and range of food crises around the globe heading into 2018
It's Make or Break for South Sudan in 2018
[East African] 2018 will be make or break time for South Sudan as the international community intervenes perhaps for the last time.
Love Thy Neighbour
[Addis Fortune] It took hours since coming into effect for the warring factions of South Sudan to break the cease-fire that was signed three days ago. The armed opposition accused the government forces, and vice-versa, of violating the ceasefire. It left the world to wonder if the humanitarian crisis the nation is engulfed in would not subside soon, that the political stagnation which has displaced 2.4 million people, according to last year's report by the Human Rights Watch, will continue in the foreseeable future.
New Peace Deal Risks Collapse
[East African] The peace agreement signed a week ago in South Sudan risks collapsing as the warring sides continue to trade accusations of violations.
Youth Waiting for Generational Change
[Deutsche Welle] Power shifts in The Gambia, Ghana and Zimbabwe in 2017 sparked hope among Africa's youth. But the outlook for 2018 is anything but rosy, says DW's Claus St├Ącker.
Refugees Flee to DRC Amid Latest Fighting
[Deutsche Welle] Recent fighting between government and rebel forces near the town of Lasu casts doubt on the latest efforts to revive a peace deal.
President Tells Army Not to Retaliate
[East African] South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has told the army not to retaliate against rebels in order to honour the latest cessation of hostilities agreement signed last Thursday in Ethiopia.
22 Killed, 18 Injured in Inter-Clan War
[Nation] At least 22 people have been killed in inter-clan clashes in South Sudan, a local government official has said.
Salva Kiir Promises New Dawn of Peace
[Nation] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has promised a new dawn of peace and stability in 2018.
Govt Watches for Rebels Among South Sudan Refugees
[VOA] Since South Sudan's government captured a rebel base last week in the country's southwest, hundreds of refugees have poured into Democratic Republic of Congo.
Groundwater Helping Rural Communities Cope With Drought in Nile Basin
[New Times] Ground water is more available for rural communities to use compared to restricted flows of rivers which are restricted to channels.
Kiir Promises New Dawn of Peace
[East African] South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has promised a new dawn of peace and stability in 2018.
South Sudan Parties Sign Pact, but for How Long?
[East African] South Sudan's warring parties have signed the cessation of hostilities agreement, raising hopes of a lasting peace after four years of destructive war. But will it hold?
Volunteers Gather Names of South Sudan's Uncounted War Dead
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] London -"Death is so horribly common ... There has been a collective numbing of South Sudanese people"