South Sudan security shuts media promoting peace

2015-08-05 05:23

South Sudan security forces have shut down a key newspaper and radio station after they promoted a proposed peace agreement aimed to end 19-months of civil war.

US envoy tired of South Sudan warring

2015-07-30 19:04

The US special envoy to South Sudan says that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal.

South Sudan rebel leader fires top commanders

2015-07-22 17:14

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has fired two high-ranking commanders, exposing widening rifts within the rebel movement and possibly weakening his negotiating hand at the latest peace talk.

S Sudan govt troops crushed civilians with tanks - HRW

2015-07-22 12:23

South Sudanese government troops crushed fleeing civilians with tanks, then reversed to check they had killed them, carried out public gang rapes and burned people alive, a rights group says.

US 'heartbreak, horror' on South Sudan anniversary

2015-07-10 07:38

A top aide of President Barack Obama has spoken of her heartbreak and horror at the plight of South Sudan, which marked four turbulent years of independence under the shadow of civil war.

South Sudan rebel leader calls on president to resign

2015-07-08 17:39

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has called on President Salva Kiir to resign along with all ministers and the parliament, or risk sparking a revolution.

No peace in sight as South Sudan sinks into 'new brutality'

2015-07-08 13:33

As South Sudan prepares to mark its fourth year of independence from Sudan, it finds itself in the ignominious position of being “lower in terms of human development, a report says.

Cholera kills 32 in South Sudan - UN

2015-07-07 18:04

A cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan has killed at least 32 people, a fifth of them children under five, and schools have a major role to play in stemming the spread of the disease, the UN says.

South Sudanese rebels claim to have shot down Ugandan helicopter

2015-07-06 14:39

South Sudan rebels say they have shot down a Ugandan military helicopter fighting on the government side, killing the two pilots and the entire crew.

Cholera deaths in South Sudan rise, 1 0000s at risk - UN

2015-07-03 11:06

At least 29 people have died in a cholera outbreak in war-torn South Sudan with thousands more at risk of infection, the UN says.


Half South Sudan's 800 000 displaced children not in school – report

2015-08-04 14:53

Almost half of 800 000 children driven from their homes by South Sudan’s civil conflict are not attending school, a group of humanitarian organisations says.

Obama to wade into South Sudan peace drive

2015-07-27 07:01

US President Barack Obama will try to build African support for tough action against South Sudan's warring leaders if they reject an August peace ultimatum.

Group accuses South Sudanese army of crimes

2015-07-22 14:40

The South Sudanese army and allied militia have committed human rights violations while fighting rebels in the country's oil-rich north, the rights group Human Rights Watch says.

Patients die as S Sudan fighting forces medics to flee

2015-07-10 15:24

A dozen patients have died and dozens more wounded are without care in a South Sudanese hospital after fighting forced medics to flee, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

UN peacekeeping chief pushes for South Sudan arms embargo

2015-07-09 14:35

The UN peacekeeping chief has pushed the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, where he sees little prospect of a political solution.

S Sudan rebel warns president of more fighting if he stays on

2015-07-08 16:25

South Sudan’s rebel leader has warned of renewed fighting, saying President Salva Kiir’s new 3-year mandate is illegal and the people have the right to “rise up and overthrow his regime” if he stays on.

South Sudan: 4 years of freedom, 18 months of war

2015-07-08 10:10

The world's youngest nation South Sudan marks four years of independence on July 9, after separating from old foe Sudan following decades of war.

Over 150 000 South Sudanese sheltering in UN bases

2015-07-07 12:47

The number of South Sudanese civilians sheltering in the United Nations bases has risen above 150 000 for the first time in 18 months of civil war, the UN says.

S Sudan promises probe into claims girls raped, burnt alive

2015-07-05 20:34

South Sudan's government says it is investigating UN allegations that its troops raped then burnt girls alive inside their homes during recent fighting in the country's civil war.

UN accuses S Sudan govt forces of abusing, burning women alive

2015-07-01 12:59

The UN has accused South Sudan’s government forces and its allies of sexually abusing women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes during recent fighting in the conflict-torn nation.

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