Sanctions will worsen war: Kiir

2015-05-23 15:24

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country.

US condemns worsening violence in South Sudan

2015-05-21 12:29

The US has condemned intense fighting in war-wracked South Sudan, where government forces recaptured a key rebel enclave after a weeks-long assault marred by accusations of right abuses.

South Sudan rebels say they captured oil refinery in Upper Nile

2015-05-19 21:14

South Sudan’s rebels have captured a refinery near a key oilfield in Upper Nile State, where fighting has flared up in recent days, their spokesperson says.

South Sudan rebels say killed 'many' government soldiers

2015-05-18 17:25

South Sudanese rebels have killed “many” government soldiers in three days of fighting in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State, a rebel military spokesperson says.

'Grave' abuses in S Sudan army offensive

2015-05-15 22:06

South Sudan's army has carried out 'grave' human rights abuses in an all-out offensive that has cut off aid from half a million people.

South Sudan seeks to strengthen ties with Zimbabwe

2015-05-06 14:45

South Sudan has reportedly expressed its desire for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to attend its fifth independence celebrations in July, as the two countries seek to strengthen bilateral relations.

S Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation - UN

2015-04-25 16:05

South Sudan’s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the EU’s aid chief says, warning the international community is running out of patience over the country’s civil war.

Fighting erupts in South Sudan northern town

2015-04-22 15:02

Heavy fighting has broken out in South Sudan’s war-ravaged north-eastern town of Malakal between rival factions of government troops, aid workers and reports say.

South Sudan president's term extended

2015-03-24 22:46

Lawmakers in South Sudan have voted to extend the president's term by 3 years amid a violent rebellion.

South Sudan president rules out power-sharing

2015-03-18 22:06

Hopes of an end to South Sudan's 15-month old civil war have been dealt another blow as President Salva Kiir ruled out a proposed power-sharing deal with rebels.


Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence

2015-05-21 16:29

Rape and killing driven by revenge is spiralling to new highs in South Sudan after months of fighting, aid groups say.

South Sudan fighting continues near major oilfield, 4 killed

2015-05-20 19:31

Four people have been killed after two mortar bombs hit a UN compound and a site housing civilians in the town of Melut, near South Sudan's Paloch oilfields, a state official says.

South Sudan army advancing

2015-05-18 21:02

South Sudan's army is advancing on a key rebel enclave, as UN and aid agencies warn fighting has cut hundreds of thousands of civilians off from aid.

South Sudan rebels in major assault on key town

2015-05-16 17:01

Rebels in South Sudan have launched a large-scale attack on the strategic northern town of Malakal, an official and aid sources say.

'Girls raped, boys abducted, towns torched' as South Sudan battle rages

2015-05-12 14:17

Gunmen in South Sudan have raped girls, seized boys to become soldiers and torched towns in some of the heaviest fighting seen in the 17-month-long civil war, the UN says.

Kerry endorses 'hybrid court' to try South Sudan crimes

2015-05-05 08:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry says South Sudan is at “grave risk” as he announced US backing for a “hybrid court” to hold warring parties to account.

UN: South Sudan attacks on aid workers worsening crisis

2015-04-22 17:20

Attacks against aid workers in South Sudan are worsening hunger in the war-torn state, the World Food Programme says, as it expressed “grave concern” for four missing staff members.

US envoy urges S Sudan talks

2015-03-25 22:25

The US envoy has pressed for negotiations after the South Sudan president's term is extended by 3 years.

South Sudan warlord offers abducted boys sit exams

2015-03-19 12:23

A South Sudanese warlord who abducted at least 89 boys for their school has offered to let them return to finish exams as long as they are then given back to him to fight, the UN says.

South Sudan rebels confirm heavy fighting

2015-03-17 14:19

South Sudan's rebels have confirmed they were engaged in renewed heavy clashes with government forces in the country's oil-rich north, but accused their rivals of initiating the fighting.

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