South Sudan rebel leader says he could return next month

2016-10-21 11:07

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his home country next month, and a wants fragile peace deal revived.

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

2016-10-20 14:38

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

South Sudan's second city scorched by renewed fighting

2016-10-18 21:07

Malakal used to be South Sudan's second largest city, a bustling centre on the White Nile River of more than 120 000 people, but today, it is almost entirely deserted by civilians.

S Sudan denies rumours of leader Kiir's death as tensions rise

2016-10-12 18:20

South Sudan's government has been forced to deny President Salva Kiir has died, following days of rumours over his health that have heightened tensions in the capital Juba.

UN sees no concrete action from South Sudan on regional force

2016-10-12 06:04

South Sudan's government has yet to take concrete steps to allow a UN-mandated regional force to deploy in Juba, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

Confidential UN report details S Sudan threats, violence

2016-09-28 23:00

South Sudan’s government has repeatedly obstructed the United Nations peacekeeping mission in a country devastated by civil war, a confidential UN report has said.

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, South Sudan, Malawi

2016-09-28 18:25

Abduction and torture of Zimbabwean activists getting worse, the Cobra faction of South Sudan's armed forces breaks peace deal after joining rebel forces and at least 30% of Malawian cops are HIV positive.

Top South Sudan journalist found dead

2016-09-27 23:00

A respected South Sudan journalist, Isaac Vuni was reported to be found dead alongside a road, three months after he was abducted from his home by unknown gunmen.

S Sudan rebel chief Machar urges armed resistance to Juba govt

2016-09-25 17:30

A top South Sudan opposition leader has called for armed resistance to the government in Juba - a stance that suggests the troubled east African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future.

Sudan says hosting 400 000 S Sudan refugees

2016-09-21 17:33

Sudan says it is hosting at least 400 000 South Sudanese refugees who fled a brutal civil war that erupted in the world's youngest country after it broke away in 2011.


S Sudan rebel leader in SA says he could return next month

2016-10-20 21:05

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled - on foot

UN peacekeeping chief pleads for S Sudan arms embargo

2016-10-19 15:47

The UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is pleading with the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan where he expects an upsurge in fighting with the coming end of the rainy season.

EXCLUSIVE: I want to meet President Zuma, says S Sudan rebel leader

2016-10-15 15:18

South Sudan's former vice president Reik Machar says he wants to meet with President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa to tell his side of the story in the ongoing civil war that has ravaged his country.

S Sudan rebel leader heads to SA 'for medical tests'

2016-10-12 09:10

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, a pariah for the West since his call last month for renewed civil war, is headed to South Africa for medical check-ups, a report says.

International community slams fresh call for war in S Sudan

2016-10-06 19:42

The international community has hit out at a call from South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar for renewed war with the government, raising concerns about heavy fighting in recent weeks.

S Sudan journalist's body dumped at farm: rights group

2016-09-28 20:01

The body of a South Sudanese journalist abducted almost four months ago has been found on a farm this week, press freedom group Reporters Without Borders has said.

South Sudan's 'Cobra' rebels to break ceasefire

2016-09-28 14:04

Rebels from the Cobra faction of South Sudan's armed forces have joined opposition forces to fight against the administration of President Salva Kiir, breaking a ceasefire and accusing him of a lack of commitment to peace in the country.

South Sudan rebel leader says president wants 'ethnic state'

2016-09-26 22:00

South Sudan's rebel leader is accusing President Salva Kiir of wanting to turn the country into an "ethnic state" for his Dinka group.

You are not welcome in Ethiopia, PM tells S Sudan’s Machar

2016-09-23 13:27

Ethiopia has reportedly announced that South Sudan's former vice president, Riek Machar, will no longer be welcome into the east African country.

South Sudan challenges US watchdog's report on corruption

2016-09-17 19:31

South Sudan's government is challenging a new report by a US-based group that says the country's leaders have amassed wealth abroad amid a conflict in which tens of thousands have been killed.

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