Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Kenya

2017-01-11 20:00

Grace Mugabe has denied grabbing five properties belonging to a Lebanese tycoon, and Gambia's president has warned the international community against interfering in his country's political crisis

Security Council to vote on South Sudan arms embargo

2016-12-23 16:00

The UN Security Council is set to vote on whether to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, but the measure is expected to fail amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year war.

UN extends peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for a year

2016-12-17 09:10

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a draft resolution extending its peacekeeping mission in violence-plagued South Sudan by a year.

Peace elusive as South Sudan marks three years of war

2016-12-15 12:05

Despite a brief truce, hopes for peace have crumbled in South Sudan as its civil war hits the three-year mark with ethnic violence only getting worse and no end in sight.

South Sudan expels second aid worker in a week

2016-12-14 20:32

South Sudan has over the past week ordered two senior employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council to leave the country, without explanation, the aid organisation says.

S Sudan rebel leader Machar 'under house arrest' in SA - reports

2016-12-14 17:07

The South African government has denied reports that former South Sudan vice president and leader of the rebel group SPLM, Riek Machar is under house arrest outside Pretoria.

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.


South Sudan's Kiir says peace deal remains alive

2017-01-11 11:40

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir says a peace deal signed to end his country's civil war is alive and being implemented.

I must inform SA on movements, says South Sudan rebel leader Machar

2016-12-18 22:00

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he cannot leave his home in South Africa without first informing South African authorities.

S Sudan rebel leader Machar 'moving freely without restriction in SA'

2016-12-16 14:50

South Sudan’s rebel group, the SPLM-IO has denied reports that its leader, former vice president Riek Machar, is under house arrest in South Africa, adding that Machar is in fact "moving freely without restriction".

South Sudan on 'brink of an all-out ethnic civil war'

2016-12-14 22:00

South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region," the head of a team of the UN human rights investigators has said.

SA says it is 'taking care' of S Sudan rebel chief Machar

2016-12-14 18:30

The South African government says South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar remains in South Africa and that it is "taking care" of him.

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

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