Gunmen kill 20 in attack on S Sudan UN base

2014-04-18 14:08

At least 20 people were killed and another 70 injured by gunmen posing as peaceful protestors who stormed a UN base in South Sudan, the US ambassador to the world body said.

UN chief: 1m S Sudanese may face famine

2014-04-17 12:52

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.

S Sudan on verge of Africa's worst famine

2014-04-03 17:00

War-torn South Sudan could become the scene of the worst famine catastrophe in Africa in decades without more aid and a ceasefire to let farmers reach their fields, the UN has warned.

West threatens sanctions against S Sudan

2014-03-20 10:01

South Sudan’s main Western backers have threatened to impose targeted sanctions against the country’s warring sides.

S Sudan army battles rebels in key oil town

2014-03-13 16:55

South Sudan’s army says it is battling rebels in the strategic oil city of Malakal, the latest clashes in the nearly three-month-long conflict.

UN to airlift food aid to S Sudan refugees

2014-03-07 14:19

WFP says it is planning to airlift and airdrop urgently needed food aid to thousands of refugees and others affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

S Sudan govt, rebels halt peace talks

2014-03-04 13:51

South Sudan’s government and rebels are taking a more than two-week break from key peace talks having seemingly made little to no progress in three weeks, mediators say.

S Sudan conflict deteriorating, Kenya warns

2014-02-26 07:43

Violence in war-torn South Sudan is worsening, neighbouring Kenya's top security body warns, condemning a "total disregard" by battling forces for a ceasefire deal it helped broker last month.

Fresh fighting breaks out in South Sudan

2014-02-18 11:50

Fighting has resumed in South Sudan after rebel forces attacked the capital of the oil-producing state of Upper Nile, a military official says.

Cluster bombs used in South Sudan

2014-02-12 22:11

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has condemned what he says was the use of cluster bombs in the war in South Sudan.

ANC to mediate in war-torn South Sudan

2014-02-10 11:48

The ANC is reportedly planning to send its Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa to mediate in war-torn South Sudan in response to a request by President Salva Kiir to President Jacob Zuma.

S Sudan rebels say army razed town

2014-02-03 07:59

South Sudanese rebels have accused government forces of razing the hometown of their leader and said the army is drawing support from foreign fighters now in the country.

Many South Sudanese remain in camps

2014-01-30 20:51

In South Sudan, thousands remain in camps despite a ceasefire between warring factions.

South Sudan releases 7 rebel detainees to Kenya

2014-01-29 16:27

South Sudan has released seven of the 11 key leaders held after an alleged coup bid last month, Kenya's presidency says as Nairobi accepted to host the group.

S Sudan ceasefire shaky - Norwegian FM

2014-01-27 07:37

A two-day-old ceasefire in South Sudan is still not firmly in place, the foreign minister of Norway, part of the so-called Troika with Britain and the US, says.

S Sudan agrees truce, but crisis not over yet

2014-01-24 09:23

South Sudan’s government and rebels have signed a ceasefire, but analysts warn that bringing battling gunmen on the ground under control is far from over.

Luxury hotel offers no comfort for S Sudan misery

2014-01-23 16:33

As war rages in South Sudan, government and rebel peace delegates have spent weeks holed up in luxury in neighbouring Ethiopia, a far cry from the thousands of dead and half million homeless back home.

Fresh South Sudan atrocities emerge

2014-01-23 05:30

Fresh reports of atrocities in war-torn South Sudan have emerged as negotiators tried to break a deadlock in talks in Ethiopia aimed at ending weeks of brutal conflict.

S Sudan Kiir blasts UN for 'parallel' govt

2014-01-21 22:06

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has lashed out at the United Nations following heavy criticism including accusations of atrocities in the conflict gripping the young nation.

South Sudan army reclaims oil town

2014-01-20 16:44

South Sudan's army says it has seized back full control of the strategic town of Malakal, the last major settlement under rebel control.

South Sudan army use force at UN base

2014-01-20 09:06

South Sudan government troops have tried to force their way into a UN compound sheltering thousands of civilians after taking a key town from opposition rebels, the UN says.

South Sudan civilians tied, shot in war

2014-01-17 07:40

A UN rights envoy in South Sudan says he has seen bodies in the streets that have been tied before being shot as the global body steps up warnings over rights abuses.

Uganda parly backs troops in South Sudan

2014-01-14 21:17

Uganda's parliament has endorsed the decision to send troops to neighbouring war-ravaged South Sudan.

South Sudan loyalists eye last rebel-held town

2014-01-11 18:12

South Sudan’s loyalist troops are preparing for an offensive on the last major town held by rebels, a day after recapturing the country’s mail oil hub.

US warns S Sudan at risk

2014-01-09 22:28

The United States, which played midwife to South Sudan, is increasingly alarmed the young democracy may collapse.


S Sudan oil-state battles 'grave' concern - UN

2014-04-17 14:58

The UN peacekeepers say they are "gravely concerned" at heavy fighting in South Sudan’s key oil state of Unity, after rebels seized the town of Bentiu in a renewed offensive.

S Sudan rebel leader vows to take key oil fields

2014-04-15 12:45

The leader of South Sudan rebels has vowed to attack capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning that the civil war will not end until the country’s president is ousted.

S Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need

2014-03-31 11:38

War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN says, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.

Sudan, South to resume border monitoring

2014-03-20 07:53

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to reactivate a joint monitoring force along their contested border, a source says, as the southern government fights a rebellion.

Leaders gather for S Sudan crisis summit

2014-03-13 14:47

East African heads of state have gathered in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands dead.

East African states mull stabilisation force

2014-03-04 21:05

East African states are considering sending troops into South Sudan to help enforce a ceasefire deal between government forces and rebels.

HRW: All sides committing 'war crimes' in S Sudan

2014-02-27 10:58

War crimes have been committed by all sides in conflict-wracked South Sudan, HRW says, reporting widespread atrocities in weeks of carnage in the world’s younger nation.

S Sudan rebels attack oil-producing state capital

2014-02-18 13:41

South Sudanese rebels have attacked the capital oil-producing Upper Nile state, a spokesperson for the regional administration says.

S Sudan FM vows accountability for all behind violence

2014-02-13 09:06

South Sudan’s foreign minister has warned that all those behind the recent violence would be held accountable, regardless of ethnic origin.

South Sudan rebels withdraw boycott threat

2014-02-11 22:32

South Sudanese rebels have withdrawn a threat to boycott peace talks with the government.

S Sudan rebels claim 700 govt troops defect

2014-02-06 14:32

Rebels fighting government troops in South Sudan say that 700 men from the government side have defected with all their equipment and are heading to join the rebels.

South Sudan's Kiir urged to start reforms

2014-01-31 17:05

The US special envoy to South Sudan is urging President Salva Kiir’s government to start political reforms to resolve the country’s crisis.

HRW - investigate S Sudan atrocities

2014-01-30 18:08

Human Rights Watch is demanding a full investigation into atrocities committed in war-torn South Sudan, reporting that in one town alone scores of unburied bodies.

S Sudan to try rebel leaders, risking ceasefire

2014-01-29 11:24

South Sudan says it will put key leaders of an alleged coup it claims triggered weeks of fighting on trial, in a move likely to threaten a fragile ceasefire with rebels.

Ban says S Sudan 'detainees' must be in peace talks

2014-01-24 13:27

Eleven top detainees held by South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir must be involved in any negotiations following a ceasefire deal, the UN chief Bani Ki-moon says.

South Sudan abuses 'as bad as Syria'

2014-01-23 18:21

The conflict in South Sudan has been marked by human rights abuses as bad as those reported from war-torn nations like Syria and Somalia, an official says.

S Sudan govt, rebels to sign peace deal

2014-01-23 15:18

South Sudan’s government and rebels are expected to sign a peace deal aimed at ending the month-old conflict in the world’s newest nation, mediators say.

S Sudan rebels say govt stalling peace talks

2014-01-22 14:57

A spokesperson for rebels in South Sudan says the government is delaying peace talks because it is in a stronger position after winning back rebel-held territory.

9 Ugandan soldiers killed in S Sudan - army

2014-01-21 12:09

Nine Ugandan soldiers have been killed and 12 others wounded during a month fighting in South Sudan, the army says, dismissing rebel claims to have killed scores.

S Sudan rebels say Uganda 'mercenaries' hurt peace

2014-01-20 14:21

The leader of rebels in South Sudan says he wants Ugandan troops to leave South Sudan and political detainees freed before he can commit to a deal with the government.

Civilians flee threatened South Sudan town

2014-01-18 16:02

Civilians have again fled the flashpoint South Sudan town of Bor ahead of a looming new assault by government forces.

Ugandan troops join South Sudan fight

2014-01-16 11:44

Uganda’s military says its troops have joined forces with the South Sudanese military in the war against a rebellion in the world’s newest country.

South Sudan rivals in nightclub row

2014-01-13 19:16

Peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels have hit a new snag, with some delegates complaining over the venue.

Mediator in S Sudan 'optimistic' for ceasefire

2014-01-10 13:51

The chief mediator in peace talks between the South Sudan government and rebels says he is optimistic a ceasefire will be signed soon as violence rages on in the young nation.

'Progress' in South Sudan ceasefire talks

2014-01-09 07:30

Mediators seeking to end fierce fighting in South Sudan have made “progress” in negotiating ceasefire, a US official says.

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