South Sudan

South Sudan's civil war a 'unique crisis' for aid workers

2017-08-21 11:58

The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says South Sudan's civil war presents humanitarians with "one of the unique crises" in the world.

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

2017-08-17 17:11

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations has said, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

UN: 20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria

2017-08-10 16:21

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations has warned.

S Sudan army takes main rebel stronghold

2017-08-07 16:30

South Sudan government forces has said they had seized the rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, after weeks of heavy fighting that forced thousands to flee the region.

At least four dead in latest S Sudan road ambush

2017-08-03 06:04

At least four people have been killed by unknown gunmen on the main road between South Sudan's capital and the Uganda border, an army spokesperson says.

South Sudan sexual violence on 'massive scale,' report says

2017-07-24 11:12

Thousands of South Sudanese women and girls, and some men, who have been raped in ethnically-charged sexual attacks in the ongoing conflict are battling mental distress and stigma with nowhere to turn for help, Amnesty International reveals.

S Sudan judge orders rape victims to appear at trial

2017-07-22 07:17

Aid workers that were raped during an attack on their compound in South Sudan must testify in-person against a group of soldiers on trial for the assault, a judge has ruled.

US warns South Sudan regional plan is last chance for peace

2017-07-21 08:32

The US has warned that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan's failing peace agreement is the last chance for Juba's leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year.

Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger - UN

2017-07-18 12:00

An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger.

South Sudan president axes striking judges

2017-07-13 20:00

South Sudan's government has sacked a dozen judges who had been on strike for the past two months, the country's information minister says.


Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan, UN says

2017-08-19 20:05

The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan.

South Sudan rebels recapture Pagak, their headquarters

2017-08-15 16:02

South Sudan's rebel forces have reclaimed their stronghold of Pagak, a week after being pushed out of the town by government forces, Col. Lam Paul Gabriel, deputy spokesman for the opposition IO, has said

First batch of regional troops arrive in South Sudan

2017-08-09 17:55

The head of South Sudan's UN mission has announced the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country.

Sudan plans to split S Sudanese refugee camp after unrest

2017-08-07 10:30

Sudan is planning to split a camp housing tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees into three separate units after a wave of violence, a minister says.

UN sees 70% shortfall in aid for South Sudan refugees

2017-07-24 21:00

Only 30% of $1.4bn aid needed in 2017 for refugees fleeing the conflict in South Sudan has been raised, a UN official has said, raising fears of aid cuts.

A man-made disaster of epic proportions

2017-07-23 06:05

Six years ago, South Sudan gained independence in a joyous occasion that marked a dramatic end to the intergeneration struggle of its people, writes Peter Biar Ajak.

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back

2017-07-21 14:18

In South Sudan, a child soldier long thought dead comes back; 'I never thought I'd be here'.

Trump administration letting Africa's crises drift: Experts

2017-07-19 20:15

When President Donald Trump left his chair at this month's G20 summit while Africa was discussed and had daughter Ivanka sit in for him, critics blasted it as a breach of diplomatic protocol.

UN considers new base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region

2017-07-14 13:32

The UN says it is considering putting a peacekeeping base in South Sudan's troubled Yei region.

South Sudan forces attack rebel stronghold: UN

2017-07-12 18:01

South Sudan government forces have launched an offensive against a rebel stronghold in the north of the country, the UN says.

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