6 South Sudan commanders targeted for UN sanctions

2015-06-27 11:00

A UN committee is weighing imposing sanctions on six senior commanders from South Sudan, the first to face penalties over the 18-month war, diplomats say.

100s more child soldiers recruited in South Sudan

2015-06-25 17:49

Warring forces in South Sudan have abducted as many as a thousand more child soldiers in the latest abuses in the 18-month long civil war, military monitors say.

South Sudan expels UN relief co-ordinator

2015-06-01 21:14

South Sudan has decided to expel United Nations resident relief co-ordinator and the deputy envoy to the country Toby Lanzer.

Desperate hunger, but no famine, in South Sudan

2015-05-28 07:52

Millions of people are going hungry in South Sudan 17-months after civil war began, with conditions predicted to deteriorate.

Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence

2015-05-21 16:29

Rape and killing driven by revenge is spiralling to new highs in South Sudan after months of fighting, aid groups say.

South Sudan fighting continues near major oilfield, 4 killed

2015-05-20 19:31

Four people have been killed after two mortar bombs hit a UN compound and a site housing civilians in the town of Melut, near South Sudan's Paloch oilfields, a state official says.

South Sudan army advancing

2015-05-18 21:02

South Sudan's army is advancing on a key rebel enclave, as UN and aid agencies warn fighting has cut hundreds of thousands of civilians off from aid.

South Sudan rebels in major assault on key town

2015-05-16 17:01

Rebels in South Sudan have launched a large-scale attack on the strategic northern town of Malakal, an official and aid sources say.

'Girls raped, boys abducted, towns torched' as South Sudan battle rages

2015-05-12 14:17

Gunmen in South Sudan have raped girls, seized boys to become soldiers and torched towns in some of the heaviest fighting seen in the 17-month-long civil war, the UN says.

Kerry endorses 'hybrid court' to try South Sudan crimes

2015-05-05 08:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry says South Sudan is at “grave risk” as he announced US backing for a “hybrid court” to hold warring parties to account.


Mediator proposes peace plan for South Sudan

2015-06-26 06:06

The chief mediator in South Sudan peace talks hpes a new 'compromise' proposal would put an end to 18 months of ethnic bloodletting in the world's youngest country.

'Sudan sent weapons to South Sudan rebels by air'

2015-06-02 13:32

Sudan is likely to have supplied weapons by air to rebels battling the government in neighbouring South Sudan, despite Khartoum's denials of involvement in the conflict.

UN extends South Sudan peacekeeping mission through November

2015-05-29 11:52

The UN Security Council has extended the mandate of the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan through the end of November.

Sanctions will worsen war: Kiir

2015-05-23 15:24

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country.

US condemns worsening violence in South Sudan

2015-05-21 12:29

The US has condemned intense fighting in war-wracked South Sudan, where government forces recaptured a key rebel enclave after a weeks-long assault marred by accusations of right abuses.

South Sudan rebels say they captured oil refinery in Upper Nile

2015-05-19 21:14

South Sudan’s rebels have captured a refinery near a key oilfield in Upper Nile State, where fighting has flared up in recent days, their spokesperson says.

South Sudan rebels say killed 'many' government soldiers

2015-05-18 17:25

South Sudanese rebels have killed “many” government soldiers in three days of fighting in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State, a rebel military spokesperson says.

'Grave' abuses in S Sudan army offensive

2015-05-15 22:06

South Sudan's army has carried out 'grave' human rights abuses in an all-out offensive that has cut off aid from half a million people.

South Sudan seeks to strengthen ties with Zimbabwe

2015-05-06 14:45

South Sudan has reportedly expressed its desire for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to attend its fifth independence celebrations in July, as the two countries seek to strengthen bilateral relations.

S Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation - UN

2015-04-25 16:05

South Sudan’s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the EU’s aid chief says, warning the international community is running out of patience over the country’s civil war.

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