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.

Over 60 000 S Sudanese enter Sudan in three months: UN

2017-03-29 15:24

More than 60 000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan in the first three months of 2017, says the UN refugee agency, fleeing famine and war in the world's youngest nation.

South Sudan's leaders force famine on their people: analysts

2017-03-24 18:31

South Sudan's famine is a disaster created by its leaders, say analysts who argue that while food may save some lives now it is only peace that can bring lasting relief.

South Sudan leader Kiir 'prays for forgiveness'

2017-03-14 11:33

South Sudanese leader Salva Kiir has reportedly "prayed for what he describes as sins he may have committed while exercising his duty as the head of state".

South Sudan genocide risk 'considerably diminished' : UN head

2017-03-08 21:58

The risk of genocide in South Sudan has "considerably diminished" though much fighting there continues, says the United Nations secretary-general.

How South Sudan's warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty

2017-03-04 16:36

Nearly half of South Sudan's population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty, writes Andrew Edward Tchie.

Aid workers leave famine-hit South Sudan area for safety

2017-02-28 19:23

The United Nations says aid workers in a famine-stricken region of South Sudan have been forced to relocate because of insecurity, complicating efforts to help more than 100 000 affected people.

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.


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.

Oil workers seized by South Sudan rebels freed: officials

2017-03-31 10:07

Three foreign petroleum engineers abducted by South Sudanese rebels have been released after negotiations brokered by Sudan and Ethiopia, a Sudanese security agency says.

6 aid workers killed in South Sudan ambush

2017-03-27 10:00

Six aid workers have been killed in an ambush in South Sudan, the UN says, in another blow to humanitarian efforts a country suffering from war-induced famine.

South Sudan buys weapons amid famine: UN report

2017-03-17 21:41

South Sudan's government is spending its oil revenue on weapons as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba's military operations, according to a confidential UN report.

Japan to end 5-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

2017-03-10 19:48

Japan is ending its peacekeeping mission in troubled South Sudan after five years, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has announced.

S Sudan students miss final exams over security fears

2017-03-08 18:59

Hundreds of uprooted South Sudanese students missed taking school-leaving exams this week after refusing a government order to leave the safety of a UN base to sit the tests.

4 S Sudan soldiers arrested over village rape spree

2017-03-03 19:31

Four South Sudanese soldiers have been arrested over the mass rape of about a dozen women and girls in one village last month, says the army spokesperson.

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.

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