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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.

Wildlife 'devastated in South Sudan war'

2014-11-19 13:15

Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten “alarming” numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists say.

Fresh fighting in South Sudan despite ceasefire

2014-11-10 16:21

Fresh fighting has erupted in civil war-torn South Sudan, the government and rebels say, with both sides blaming each other for violating a new ceasefire deal.

Mediator says South Sudan rivals agree to end war

2014-11-08 11:30

South Sudan's warring parties committed to stop fighting and bring the months-long conflict to an end without conditions, the chief mediator for regional African group IGAD says.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

Sudan, S Sudan resume border work

2014-11-04 22:55

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume work to demarcate their contested border, a dispute that boiled over into armed conflict between the countries in 2012.

Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

2014-10-20 14:34

Warring South Sudanese factions are meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands have been killed, a presidential aide said.

South Sudan peace talks put on hold again

2014-10-06 08:53

The stop-start talks between warring factions in South Sudan, which have borne little fruit since they began almost 10 months ago, have once again been put on hold, the government says.

Salva Kiir snubs talks on South Sudan in New York

2014-09-26 09:36

The US has warned of positive new sanctions on South Sudanese leaders as President Salva Kiir snubbed talks in New York on the nine-month conflict wracking his country.

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo

2014-09-04 14:44

South Sudanese rights groups have demanded an international arms embargo for their conflict-wracked nation, as millions of dollars worth of newly-bought weapons fuel an almost nine-month long civil war.

S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee host

2014-08-19 15:36

The spiralling crisis in war-ravaged South Sudan has sent nearly 200 000 refugees into Ethiopia, making it Africa's largest refugee-hosting country.

Heavy fighting in S Sudan amid sanctions warnings

2014-08-15 11:57

South Sudan's civil war has entered its ninth month with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, diplomats say, days after UN warnings of sanctions in the conflict continues.

Threat of famine, fighting loom over South Sudan

2014-08-13 07:21

The risk of famine and reports of growing arms imports could bring fresh woe to South Sudan, a delegation from the UN Security Council has warned.

Violence puts South Sudan close to catastrophe - UN

2014-08-07 10:14

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the country closer to a 'humanitarian catastrophe'.

South Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

2014-08-04 19:37

Peace talks to end South Sudan's more than seven month-long civil war have resumed with mediators warning rival leaders would face repercussions if fighting continued.

S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda

2014-07-22 18:52

South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president.

South Sudan truce crumbles

2014-07-22 09:07

South Sudan rebels and government troops have battled over the strategic town of Nasir, the UN says, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.

Cholera threatens 1 000s in South Sudan

2014-07-11 15:12

The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.

End violence, Kerry tells S Sudan leaders

2014-07-10 07:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s feuding leaders to show "courage and leadership" by halting deadly violence as the nation marks its third anniversary.

 

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.

US warns South Sudan about sanctions

2014-12-04 07:51

The US has warned South Sudan’s foreign minister that the UN sanctions could be the punishment for people who stand in the way of that country achieving peace after a year of conflict.

Unspeakable suffering in South Sudan

2014-11-10 21:00

Residents of war-torn South Sudan are enduring "unspeakable abuse and violence" as well as the threat of famine, a leading aid agency says.

Hopes new South Sudan deal holds more weight

2014-11-08 19:08

Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan have agreed to yet another peace deal, which may hold more weight because of increasing threats by the UN Security Council and leaders of East African countries to impose sanctions.

South Sudan rivals under pressure to end civil war

2014-11-07 16:00

South Sudan's president and the country's rebel chief are locked in a second day of talks, under pressure from regional leaders to end their nearly 11-month-old civil war.

South Sudan refugees struggle in Ethiopia

2014-11-05 10:28

With war raging in South Sudan and severe flooding in Ethiopia's western state of Gambela, refugees are caught in the middle.

South Sudan army repulse rebel attack on oil town

2014-10-30 12:22

South Sudan’s army has repulsed rebel attacks on the key northern oil hub town of Bentiu, the defence minister says, adding many had been killed or wounded in fierce fighting.

UN: South Sudan headed for upsurge in fighting

2014-10-17 07:44

The end of the rainy season in South Sudan may re-ignite fierce fighting, with factions battling for control of oil fields while the threat of famine looms, a UN official warns.

Scores killed in South Sudan bus crash

2014-09-29 17:42

At least 56 people have been killed after a bus travelling from South Sudan to Uganda crashed into a truck, doctors say.

South Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

2014-09-20 17:57

Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

S Sudan army, rebels trade blame for downing UN helicopter

2014-08-28 08:59

South Sudan’s rebels and army have traded blame for shooting down a UN helicopter killing three crew and scuppering a day-old ceasefire deal, the fourth in eight months of war.

South Sudan rivals sign another ceasefire

2014-08-25 19:39

South Sudan's warring leaders have signed a fresh ceasefire vowing to end more than eight months of conflict.

China presses South Sudan over new violence

2014-08-20 12:39

China's foreign minister has pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and dialogue in the country which is reliant on Chinese investment.

South Sudan shuts key radio station

2014-08-18 14:15

Security forces in South Sudan have shut one of the country's main independent radio stations and arrested its news editor after it broadcast rebel views, the station says.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

Kerry slams failed South Sudan peace deal

2014-08-12 10:45

The United States has lambasted South Sudan's warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

World bodies move toward South Sudan ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:18

The international community is moving toward issuing an ultimatum to the parties in South Sudan's civil war raging since 2013, US secretary of state John Kerry warns.

S Sudan warring sides to resume talks

2014-07-24 09:19

South Sudan's warring leaders are set to resume peace talks by the end of the month, mediators say, as warnings grow of famine within weeks if fighting continues.

S Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pull out fails

2014-07-22 14:00

South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation have left without meeting officials, the foreign minister says.

S Sudan rebels launch new offensive

2014-07-21 09:01

South Sudan rebels have launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia in what the UN says is a clear violation of a truce agreement.

US sending $22m more to aid S Sudan

2014-07-11 07:40

The US is sending an additional $22m in humanitarian assistance to refugees and people displaced by the violence in South Sudan.

S Sudan' Kiir urges rebel chief to resume talks

2014-07-09 13:36

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has urged rebel chief Riek Machar to restart talks to end a raging civil war between their forces that has driven the country to the brink of famine.

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