South Sudan

UN urges halt to South Sudan fighting and 4 000 new troops

2017-01-24 06:16

The UN Security Council is calling for a halt to fighting in South Sudan and swift deployment of a new contingent of 4 000 peacekeepers to boost the existing UN force in the conflict-wracked African nation.

Delays, dispute hamper plans for UN regional force for South Sudan

2017-01-17 22:40

Plans to deploy a UN regional force in South Sudan are bogged down in delays over visas, the allocation of land for bases and a dispute over protecting Juba airport, according to a confidential report obtained by AFP.

South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops

2017-01-15 20:59

South Sudan's government is claiming that the UN Security Council mandate has expired to send a new contingent of 4 000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force.

Top Africa stories: Moz, Tunisia, Zim

2017-01-04 21:00

A diplomatic storm is looming between Zimbabwe and Zambia over fishing in Lake Kariba, and Tunisian security forces have dismantled a 13-member "terrorist cell" that was funnelling young recruits to jihadist group.

Fleeing war, South Sudanese create booming camps in Uganda

2016-12-26 20:00

More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan, spilling across borders in east Africa as the international community warns that the conflict and its ethnic violence could destabilise the region.

Security Council to vote on South Sudan arms embargo

2016-12-23 16:00

The UN Security Council is set to vote on whether to impose an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan, but the measure is expected to fail amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year war.

I must inform SA on movements, says South Sudan rebel leader Machar

2016-12-18 22:00

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he cannot leave his home in South Africa without first informing South African authorities.

S Sudan rebel leader Machar 'moving freely without restriction in SA'

2016-12-16 14:50

South Sudan’s rebel group, the SPLM-IO has denied reports that its leader, former vice president Riek Machar, is under house arrest in South Africa, adding that Machar is in fact "moving freely without restriction".

Peace elusive as South Sudan marks three years of war

2016-12-15 12:05

Despite a brief truce, hopes for peace have crumbled in South Sudan as its civil war hits the three-year mark with ethnic violence only getting worse and no end in sight.

South Sudan expels second aid worker in a week

2016-12-14 20:32

South Sudan has over the past week ordered two senior employees of the Norwegian Refugee Council to leave the country, without explanation, the aid organisation says.


Drought may add famine to Somalia's humanitarian woes

2017-01-17 22:40

A serious drought has left parts of Somalia at risk of famine and 320 000 children are already severely malnourished and in need of care, the UN humanitarian agency has said..

Darfur rebel groups retreat to Libya, South Sudan: UN report

2017-01-17 16:32

Two rebel groups driven out of Darfur by a Sudanese military offensive now operate mostly in Libya and South Sudan but hope to return to fight again, says a UN report.

South Sudan's Kiir says peace deal remains alive

2017-01-11 11:40

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir says a peace deal signed to end his country's civil war is alive and being implemented.

Enough is enough, Africans deserve better, Dlamini-Zuma tells African leaders

2017-01-04 10:04

The Chairperson of the AU Commission, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has taken a swipe at some leaders on the continent, accusing them of causing their people to suffer, a report says.

UN Security Council rejects arms embargo on South Sudan

2016-12-24 07:56

The UN Security Council has defeated a US-sponsored resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and three key figures in the conflict in the world's newest nation

UN chief warns of South Sudan genocide unless world acts

2016-12-20 12:31

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning that South Sudan will be heading toward genocide unless immediate action is taken to impose an arms embargo and pressure leaders of the world's newest nation to end hate speech, incitement and violence

UN extends peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for a year

2016-12-17 09:10

The UN Security Council has unanimously passed a draft resolution extending its peacekeeping mission in violence-plagued South Sudan by a year.

UN divided over US measure on South Sudan

2016-12-16 08:08

The UN Security Council has decided to extend for one day the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to allow more time for negotiations on a new measure to bolster its mandate.

South Sudan on 'brink of an all-out ethnic civil war'

2016-12-14 22:00

South Sudan is "on the brink of an all-out ethnic civil war which could destabilise the entire region," the head of a team of the UN human rights investigators has said.

SA says it is 'taking care' of S Sudan rebel chief Machar

2016-12-14 18:30

The South African government says South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar remains in South Africa and that it is "taking care" of him.

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