UN Security Council considers sanctions in south Sudan

2015-02-25 08:26

The UN Security Council is considering a way to place sanctions against both sides of the power struggle in South Sudan, as fighting continues despite several ceasefire agreements.

Distress at South Sudan peace talks - mediator

2015-02-23 12:30

The Ethiopian mediator of the South Sudan peace talks says he is distressed by the violation of a truce signed earlier.

South Sudan bans journos from interviewing rebels

2015-02-16 19:13

South Sudan’s government has threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war.

Kerry backs arms embargo on South Sudan

2015-02-07 06:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for a UN vote creating an arms embargo on South Sudan in an effort to end the civil war there, a US official says.

South Sudan rivals agree new ceasefire deal

2015-02-02 08:09

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a new agreement to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead.

Peace agreement expected in South Sudan talks

2015-01-29 15:52

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s sudden illness was not serious enough to cancel crucial peace talks on the sidelines of the AU summit in Addis Ababa, a report says.

11 killed, including journalists, in South Sudan

2015-01-26 15:22

Eleven people, including four journalists working for South Sudan's state-run media, have been killed in an ambush in the remote west of the war-torn nation, independent Radio Tamazuj reports.

South Sudan warring rivals in Tanzania for peace talks

2015-01-21 18:04

Warring South Sudanese factions have gathered in Tanzania in the latest peace efforts to end over a year of civil war which has claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people.

South Sudan war costing billions

2015-01-14 18:03

The war in South Sudan will cost up to $28bn to the country if it continues for five more years, with regional nations risking even more.

South Sudan to hold elections

2015-01-02 07:05

A South Sudanese government spokesperson says the country will hold general elections in coming months.


S Sudan talks: It's final opportunity, negotiators warn

2015-02-23 14:32

South Sudan’s warring rivals have opened the latest round of peace talks to end over 14 months of conflict with negotiators warning it is the "final opportunity" to strike a deal.

British aid worker shot dead in South Sudan

2015-02-18 15:45

A British aid worker in war-torn South Sudan has been shot dead by a gunman who followed him into his compound in the capital Juba, colleagues say.

Warring forces in South Sudan 'recruiting children'

2015-02-16 12:17

South Sudan government and rebel forces are both recruiting children as young as 13 to fight in the country's civil war, a rights group says in a report rejected by the government.

South Sudan's factions sign another peace deal

2015-02-03 19:51

South Sudan's warring factions have signed another peace deal in the latest effort to end hostilities that have raged for more than a year, but analysts expressed doubt about whether it will hold.

South Sudanese president rushed to hospital in Ethiopia

2015-01-29 17:02

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has been rushed to hospital in Addis Ababa in the middle of peace talks to end the country’s 13-month civil conflict, reports say.

3 000 child soldiers released in South Sudan

2015-01-27 13:59

At least 3 000 children will be gradually released from an armed group in South Sudan, the UN children’s agency says, after a group of 280 children were freed.

South Sudan ruling party, rivals sign peace deal

2015-01-21 22:21

South Sudan's warring factions have signed a deal in Tanzania meant to serve as a roadmap toward ending a conflict that has killed thousands of people in the world's newest state.

Chinese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

2015-01-17 11:34

An advanced party of Chinese peacekeepers is in South Sudan and the rest of the 700-strong contingent is due to arrive by early April, a UN official says, part of a surge in a UN mission to protect civilians.

S Sudan civil society groups urge peace before polls

2015-01-13 14:23

Civil society groups in war-torn South Sudan have warned the country needs peace to hold elections, and said the government should extend its mandate rather than vote with conflict raging.

Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN

2014-12-16 09:10

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their 'personal ambitions' ahead of the young nation's future, the UN says.

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