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.

S Sudan: 3rd anniversary as famine looms

2014-07-09 07:54

South Sudan is set to mark its third anniversary, with civil war raging, the young nation divided by ethnic atrocities and on the brink of famine.

South Sudan leaders told to talk

2014-07-07 18:46

South Sudan's warring leaders must resume stalled peace talks in earnest before the months-long bloody conflict is written off as an international lost cause.

+100 000 seeking shelter in S Sudan UN bases

2014-06-26 19:04

The number of civilians seeking shelter in UN bases in war-torn South Sudan has reached over 100 000 for the first time in more than six-months of conflict, the UN says.

S Sudan talks halt, no progress made

2014-06-23 12:36

Peace talks between South Sudan rebels and the government have adjourned with no progress made on forming an interim government or implementing a ceasefire.

South Sudan rivals are warmongers - Igad

2014-06-10 21:24

Mediators trying to broker a peace deal for South Sudan have issued a stinging rebuke of the country's warring factions, accusing them of seeking military victory.

UN urges S Sudan rivals to meet

2014-06-05 06:15

Ban Ki-moon has urged the South Sudan rivals to meet as their failed peace deal promised.

Blue berets to protect South Sudan civilians

2014-05-28 07:43

The UN Security Council has authorised peacekeepers in South Sudan to focus on protecting civilians instead of state-building activities.

A third of South Sudanese face starvation

2014-05-20 17:29

More than a third of South Sudan's population, four million people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as fighting rages on.

Obama offers $50m to South Sudan refugees

2014-05-20 07:39

President Barack Obama has announced that the US would offer an extra $50m to help a growing refugee crisis spawned by fighting in South Sudan.

S Sudan facing 'catastrophic' hunger

2014-05-15 09:02

War-torn South Sudan faces catastrophic “tipping point” amid famine and genocide warnings, an aid agency says, as conflict enters its fifth month with no sign of bloodshed ending.

South Sudan to postpone presidential poll

2014-05-12 21:55

President Salva Kiir says South Sudan will postpone presidential elections scheduled for 2015 as the country's warring factions will need time to reconcile.

S Sudan ceasefire broken as rebels, army battle

2014-05-12 14:26

South Sudanese rebels and government troops have waged fresh battles, breaking a new ceasefire deal and dashing hopes to a swift end to five months of brutal civil war.

Khartoum welcomes South Sudan peace deal

2014-05-10 20:49

Khartoum has welcomed a peace deal reached to end five months of war between the government and rebels in neighbouring South Sudan.

South Sudan's Kiir in Ethiopia for talks

2014-05-09 12:46

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has arrived in Ethiopia’s capital for the first face-to-face talks with rebel leader Riek Machar to try to end four months of conflict and avert a possible genocide.

S Sudan leader, rebel chief to meet in Ethiopia

2014-05-07 14:43

South Sudan’s president and rebel chief are set to meet for direct talks in Ethiopia in a bid to stem a brutal civil war, mediators from the bloc of regional nations say.

Ban lands in war-torn S Sudan to push for peace

2014-05-06 11:54

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has flown into South Sudan to demand an end to a brutal four-month-old civil war that has sparked dire warnings of genocide and famine.

Kerry warns S Sudan factions if pledges not met

2014-05-05 15:13

US has warned South Sudan's warring factions against walking away from ceasefire agreements and recently agreed peace talks, saying the implications of such a move would be "serious".

S Sudan: Troops capture 2 towns from rebels

2014-05-05 07:37

A South Sudanese military spokesperson says government troops have captured a rebel stronghold and taken back control of another town, sending rebels fleeing toward the Ethiopian border.

UN official 'appalled' by S Sudan leaders' apathy

2014-04-30 12:40

The UN’s top official for human rights says she is appalled by the apparent lack of concern by leaders in South Sudan over the risk of a potential famine.

Kerry to promote peace, sanctions in S Sudan

2014-04-30 10:14

US Secretary of State John Kerry is bringing his two main tools of diplomacy – peace talks and threatened sanctions – to Africa this week to help find a way to end months of killings in South Sudan.


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.

1 000s celebrate S Sudan's independence

2014-07-09 11:45

Thousands of South Sudanese have waved flags at military parades top mark three years of independence, despite little to celebrate in a war-torn nation ravaged by ethnic atrocities.

S Sudan elite made famine - UN official

2014-07-08 21:07

South Sudan's self-serving elite of leaders and rebels are responsible for a looming man-made famine, the departing UN chief for the country says.

S Sudan famine within weeks - aid agencies

2014-07-03 10:15

Famine is set to break out in war-torn South Sudan within weeks unless massive funding for food aid is provided, aid agencies have warned.

Rebels boycott South Sudan peace talks

2014-06-24 06:35

Rebels have boycotted a new round of peace talks to end South Sudan's conflict because of a dispute about who should attend.

South Sudan's leaders agree deadline

2014-06-10 22:14

South Sudan's president and rebel chief have met in a bid to end six-months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline.

S Sudan leader set to meet rebel chief for talks

2014-06-09 13:38

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are set to meet in a fresh push to end nearly six months of civil war, sources says.

New round of S Sudan peace talks delayed

2014-06-04 13:43

A new round of talks on ending South Sudan's nearly six-month-old civil war have been delayed, mediators said Wednesday.

66 000 flee S Sudan fighting since truce

2014-05-27 16:12

More than 60 000 people have fled their homes in war-ravaged South Sudan since the rival sides signed a ceasefire earlier this month that has failed to hold, the UN says.

S Sudan war 'needs regional intervention'

2014-05-20 16:42

Fighting is likely to continue in South Sudan without the deployment of an east African regional force to pressure both sides to respect a ceasefire, Uganda's army chief said Tuesday.

S Sudan ceasefire crumbles as battles rage

2014-05-15 14:46

Warring forces in South Sudan are battling, trading blame for breaking a ceasefire as the civil war enters its sixth month amid warnings of famine if bloodshed continues.

S Sudan leaders 'must heed ceasefire'

2014-05-13 14:26

Mediators who brokered South Sudan’s fragile ceasefire has called for warring forces to abide by the deal, with bloodshed showing no sign of stopping despite promises made on paper.

South Sudan ceasefire broken

2014-05-12 20:46

Fighting between South Sudanese rebels and government troops is raging, just days after a fresh ceasefire deal, dashing hopes to a swift end to the civil war.

S Sudan: Claims of ceasefire violations

2014-05-11 13:02

South Sudan's rebels have accused government forces of ceasefire violations along several fronts, just hours after a truce aimed at ending the five-month conflict came into effect.

S Sudan president agrees to ceasefire with rebel leader

2014-05-10 07:23

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar have agreed a ceasefire deal, a regional mediator says, after coming under growing international pressure to end ethnic fighting.

Freed S Sudan 'treason' leaders in Nairobi

2014-05-08 15:27

Four top South Sudan leaders freed after their trial for treason was stopped in a move seen as a step towards ending brutal civil war have arrived in Nairobi, Kenya’s presidency says.

South Sudan refugees flood into Ethiopia

2014-05-06 15:02

South Sudanese refugees have poured into neighbouring Ethiopia over the past three days to flee fighting in their homeland, the UN says.

US threatens sanctions against S Sudan rebel leader

2014-05-05 17:19

US Secretary of State John Kerry has threatened sanctions and other “consequences” for South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar if he refuses to commit to peace talks.

S Sudan army battles rebels for key oil town

2014-05-05 13:27

South Sudanese troops and rebels are battling in the key oil town of Bentiu as the government pushes forward a major offensive.

South Sudan's Kiir ready to meet rebels

2014-05-02 22:09

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir says he is ready to hold face-to-face talks with rebel leader Riek Machar to try to end more than four months of violence.

UN rights chief warns South Sudan leaders

2014-04-30 11:24

The UN’s top human rights official has warned South Sudan’s leaders they would be responsible should the “real danger” of famine become reality.

Kerry embarks on major Africa tour

2014-04-30 07:48

US Secretary of State John Kerry has embarked on his first major tour of Africa focussed on some of the continent’s most brutal wars including the bloodshed in South Sudan.

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