S Sudan to lift ban on foreign journalists: media official

2017-06-22 21:04

South Sudan's media authority will lift a ban on around 20 foreign journalists who had been refused access to the country, a top media official says.

S Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

2017-06-21 18:26

A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, the UN aid agencies says, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country.

War leaves no winners, only rubble in S Sudan oil town

2017-06-20 18:59

What was once Bentiu, the gateway to South Sudan's oil fields, is now a cluster of bullet-riddled buildings and piles of scrap metal, its ghostly avenues abandoned.

SA has been 'hospitable', South Sudan rebel leader Machar tells UN

2017-06-02 10:25

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, who has been in South Africa since last year, has told the UN that the SA government has been "hospitable", but he wishes to be released "from confinement and detention", a statement says.

Kiir opens S Sudan dialogue with unilateral ceasefire

2017-05-22 21:59

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has declared a unilateral ceasefire as he launched a national dialogue, a controversial bid to end a civil war that excludes his rival Riek Machar.

President seeks to assert South Sudan authority after sacking army chief

2017-05-12 20:28

South Sudan's president has insisted that the security situation was "normal" and that people had no reason to worry, three days after dismissing powerful army chief Paul Malong.

South Sudan's ousted army chief says no retaliation in mind

2017-05-10 17:59

South Sudan's ousted army chief of staff says he has nothing to retaliate for, even as his abrupt removal put the military on alert after months of government infighting.

South Sudan 'suspends' Al Jazeera English: report

2017-05-03 21:00

South Sudan's government has banned Al Jazeera English staff from working in the country, press freedom organisation Reporters Without Borders says in a statement condemning the move.

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

2017-04-19 11:36

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed

Sudan likens S Sudanese influx to 'emergency'

2017-04-06 17:25

Sudan is facing an "emergency-like situation" with nearly 1 500 South Sudanese crossing into the country each day to flee famine and war, a top Sudanese official has said.


EU pledges $95m euros to Uganda for S Sudan refugees

2017-06-22 19:07

The EU has pledged $95m to Uganda, ahead of a summit to raise twenty times that amount to help it deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.

New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

2017-06-21 17:33

A new report by Amnesty International says South Sudanese forces burned, shelled and ransacked homes between January and May, killing civilians and forcing thousands like Koolekheh from the Shilluk ethnic minority to flee.

South Sudan refugees recall horrific sexual assaults

2017-06-09 15:58

South Sudan refugees are reminiscing horrific sexual assaults as they attempt to heal. Joy Diko recalls that the government soldiers who besieged her town were young enough to be her children.

S Sudan troops tried for rape, murder in Juba compound attack

2017-05-30 19:34

A South Sudan military court has opened the trial of 13 soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba last July.

Sacked South Sudan army chief returns to Juba

2017-05-14 12:10

Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong has returned to the capital Juba claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he'd never had any intention of rebelling.

Kiir: South Sudan's ousted army chief 'in a fighting mood'

2017-05-12 19:19

South Sudan's president has ordered his ousted army chief of staff back to the capital as tensions rise between the two men accused of directing the country's civil war.

South Sudan needs fresh ideas

2017-05-07 06:25

In the years leading up to the South Sudan independence in 2011, the people of Sudan were hosted at the Imvepi refugee camp in Uganda. The euphoria following the birth of a new nation gave hope for political stability in the region.

S Sudan hosting rebels to 'extend war' in Sudan: security

2017-04-25 13:00

Sudan's powerful security agency on Monday accused breakaway South Sudan of staging talks with rebels fighting Khartoum's forces in two southern states, with the goal of "extending the war" there.

At least 16 killed in fighting in S Sudan second city

2017-04-11 10:44

At least 16 civilians were killed in fighting between government troops and rebels in South Sudan's second-largest city Wau, the United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) said in a statement.

South Sudan's civil war creates a new lost generation

2017-04-01 13:29

Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future.

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