WATCH: 'Mother' of South Sudan calls for President Kiir to stand down

2017-02-27 16:38

South Sudanese politician Rebecca Garang and widow of SPLM founder John Garang has called on President Salva Kiir to resign, saying he has failed to lead the people of the east African country.

S Sudan leader Kiir vows aid access to famine-hit areas

2017-02-22 06:05

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has vowed the government would ensure that aid reaches areas hit by famine after three years of war that has restricted access for humanitarian workers.

South Sudan: five things to know

2017-02-21 08:37

South Sudan, where the government has declared famine in some parts of the country, is mired in an economic crisis due to a devastating civil war.

2 more South Sudan officials resign, alleging graft, bias

2017-02-19 13:00

Two top South Sudanese military officials have resigned while accusing the government of ethnic bias and corruption, the latest sign that President Salva Kiir is struggling to retain his coalition of support as the country's civil war continues under warnings of genocide.

S Sudan army says general who quit was 'deeply' corrupt

2017-02-14 17:16

South Sudan's army says a general who quit after accusing President Salva Kiir and his tribe of "ethnic cleansing" was corrupt and had fled to evade arrest.

South Sudanese general resigns, citing 'ethnic cleansing'

2017-02-13 07:00

A senior South Sudanese general has quit, accusing President Salva Kiir and top members from his majority Dinka tribe of "ethnic cleansing".

South Sudan president to seek election in 2018: Spokesperson

2017-02-08 16:58

South Sudan leader to seek election in 2018, spokesperson says; in what will be the first vote since the turbulent country won independence.

2 South Sudan opposition figures held in Kenya, lawyer says

2017-01-25 16:57

Two South Sudanese men affiliated with the country's opposition have been detained by Kenyan authorities and are at risk of being deported back at Juba, according to their lawyer.

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.


32 000 South Sudanese already entered Sudan in 2017: UNHCR

2017-02-27 14:26

At least 32 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan since the start of the year, with tens of thousands more expected to arrive fleeing a famine in their country, the UN refugee agency says.

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

2017-02-21 20:58

South Sudan's president has said his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organisations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100 000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war.

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

2017-02-20 17:29

South Sudan's government has said that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticised as "man-made".

S Sudan minister quits, rejoins Machar's rebels

2017-02-17 19:46

South Sudan's labour minister resigned Friday and declared allegiance to rebel leader Riek Machar, making him the second top official to quit in the war-torn country this week.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Lesotho, Ivory Coast

2017-02-13 20:08

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the return of three exiled opposition leaders in Lesotho, and a Zimbabwean traffic cop caught demanding a bribe has tries to do the most bizarre.

New militias emerge in South Sudan conflict, observers say

2017-02-10 22:33

New militia groups, some "opportunists", others "downright criminal", have emerged in South Sudan since renewed violence erupted there last July, the head of an international ceasefire monitoring team says.

Kenya agrees to rejoin South Sudan UN force

2017-02-02 08:16

Kenya has agreed to take part in a UN regional force for South Sudan, the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says, three months after Nairobi angrily withdrew its troops from the country.

South Sudanese activist facing deportation from Kenya - HRW

2017-01-25 14:59

A South Sudanese activist is being held in Kenya and is facing deportation to his home country where he has received death threats and could be arrested, Human Rights Watch says.

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.

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