UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' under way in S Sudan

2016-12-02 07:28

The UN human rights experts say "ethnic cleansing" is under way in South Sudan after visiting the country where violence has soared since a peace deal collapsed in July.

Wave of ethnic killings engulfs town in South Sudan

2016-11-18 17:13

Once a haven of coexistence for South Sudan's ethnic groups, the town of Yei is now the scene of violence, and the UN warns it could spiral into genocide.

Kenya accuses UN of bowing to pressure in South Sudan probe

2016-11-04 09:15

Kenya has accused the UN of bowing to pressure from other countries by setting up an investigation that pins the blame for peacekeeping failures in South Sudan on the Kenyan force commander.

South Sudanese govt troops 'deliberately' killed civilians, says AI

2016-10-25 12:28

Rights group Amnesty International has accused South Sudanese government forces of "deliberately killings civilians, raping women and girls and looting property" in Juba in July.

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 accepts UN peacekeepers with no conditions

2016-11-27 07:16

A top South Sudan official says the government has accepted to have with "no conditions" an increased peacekeeping force as mandated by the UN Security Council in August.

At least 8 football fans killed in South Sudan bar shooting

2016-11-07 14:14

At least eight people died when an unknown gunman fired on football fans in a bar in the South Sudan capital at the weekend, the government says.

UN chief fires South Sudan peacekeeping commander

2016-11-02 07:21

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has sacked the commander of the peacekeeping force in South Sudan following a damning report showing failure to protect civilians during recent violence in Juba.

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.

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