South Sudan

UN regional force to arrive in S Sudan in a month

2017-03-25 11:05

The first soldiers of a United Nations-mandated regional military force are set to be deployed to South Sudan within about a month, the outgoing UN official in charge of peacekeeping says.

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.

UN chief accuses South Sudan's govt of ignoring famine

2017-03-24 15:31

Secretary General Antonio Guterres is accusing South Sudan's government of refusing to express "any meaningful concern" about the plight of 100 000 people suffering from famine, 7.5 million in need of humanitarian aid and thousands more fleeing fight.

Uganda at 'breaking point' as South Sudan refugees pour in

2017-03-23 18:01

The United Nations refugee chief says Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3 000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day.

South Sudan plane crashes, all passengers and crew survive

2017-03-20 22:35

An airport official in Wau, South Sudan, says that a passenger plane crash-landed and burned, but all passengers and crew survived

UN experts: 100 000 starve while South Sudan buys weapons

2017-03-18 15:32

The UN experts say in a new report that South Sudan's government is spending at least half its budget on security and weapons while 100,000 people are dying of starvation as a result of famine caused mainly by an upsurge in government military operatio

South Sudan feels the chill as Trump's foreign aid cuts loom

2017-03-17 16:33

President Donald Trump's proposed deep cuts in foreign aid could mark the retreat of US support for South Sudan, a nation America enthusiastically helped to create.

12 killed on Ethiopia border with South Sudan

2017-03-16 06:06

At least 12 people were killed and nearly two dozen kidnapped in western Ethiopia, in an attack blamed on cattle herders who crossed the border from South Sudan, the government in Addis Ababa has said.

UN expert warns of South Sudan 'population engineering'

2017-03-14 22:02

A United Nations expert says South Sudan's government has begun a campaign of "population engineering" to relocate people over their ethnicity as civil war continues under warnings of genocide.

US aid group says detained South Sudanese staffers freed

2017-03-14 19:59

The US-based aid group Samaritan's Purse says its South Sudanese staffers have been freed a day after being detained by "armed personnel."


Peacekeeping chief expects 3 mission to close by March 2018

2017-03-24 22:00

The UN peacekeeping chief says he expects the missions in Haiti, Ivory Coast and Liberia to end by March 2018 which will save hundreds of millions of dollars

UN's South Sudan inquiry gets wider powers to pursue abuses

2017-03-24 17:31

The United Nations commission of inquiry for South Sudan now has broader powers to pursue human rights abuses in the country's civil war.

Africa has worst hunger crisis in 70 years amid budget cuts

2017-03-23 21:01

Africa faces the world's largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, with more than 20 million people facing starvation, and any cut in funding to humanitarian agencies working in famine-affected areas will cause untold suffering, says a WFP spokesperson.

1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN

2017-03-21 21:33

The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will be deploy within a few weeks, the UN peacekeeping chief says.

Plane crash-lands in S Sudan with 45 onboard: officials

2017-03-20 21:01

A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan's northwestern city of Wau, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials have said.

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.

Two killed in attack on South Sudan aid convoy: IOM

2017-03-16 20:26

The International Organization for Migration has said that two people were killed when gunmen attacked one of its aid convoys in South Sudan, where chronic violence has led to famine.

Ethiopia: South Sudanese tribesmen kill many across border

2017-03-15 19:48

An Ethiopian official says 28 people were killed and 43 children kidnapped by armed members of a South Sudanese tribe between March 10 and 12.

Top Africa stories: Mugabe, Kiir, Swaziland

2017-03-14 19:59

A 2-year-old boy is in hospital after his mother cut off his penis, and President Mugabe is promising to give more land to the country's former freedom fighters.

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".

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