FAQ: Crisis in South Sudan

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  • European Union Gets Involved
  • Neighboring African Nations Join Forces to Mediate Tensions
  • Ceasefire Signed
  • Kicked Out
  • A Slaughter in Bentiu
  • Sanctions & Peace Talks
  • Famine Fears
  • Sudanese-Americans Fear the Worst
  • How You Can Help South Sudanese Refugees
  • Violence in South Sudan: A Timeline
  • Years of Warfare Leave Little Hope for Peace
  • The Birth of a New Nation
  • A Shaky Foundation Paves the Way for Future Downfall
  • An Attempted Coup
  • Curfew Imposed
  • From Failed Coup to Nationwide Violence
  • Kiir vs. Machar
  • Parties Divided
  • Machar on the Run
  • Dinka vs. Nuer: A History of Bloodshed?
  • Ethnic Cleansing?
  • What Is the Reason Behind the Violence?
  • Nobody's Safe
  • U.S. Marines Sent to Evacuate More Americans
  • Mass Graves and More U.N. Troops
  • Weeks of Violence Affects the Economy
  • U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Delivers a Christmas Message

Ceasefire Signed

After talks held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, South Sudan’s government and rebels signed on Jan. 23 a ceasefire agreement that required fighting to come to and end within 24 hours. Yet, the agreement was violated several times over the following weeks, with both sides accusing the other of breaking the deal. Despite further talks in February, the violence continued. 

(Photos from left: STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP/GettyImages, REUTERS/James Akena)

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