South Sudan

UN: South Sudan food crisis worst in the world

2014-07-26 09:03

South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council says as it called for urgent funding to step up deliveries of desperately-needed aid.

S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda

2014-07-22 18:52

South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president.

South Sudan truce crumbles

2014-07-22 09:07

South Sudan rebels and government troops have battled over the strategic town of Nasir, the UN says, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.

S Sudan rebels launch new offensive

2014-07-21 09:01

South Sudan rebels have launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia in what the UN says is a clear violation of a truce agreement.

US sending $22m more to aid S Sudan

2014-07-11 07:40

The US is sending an additional $22m in humanitarian assistance to refugees and people displaced by the violence in South Sudan.

End violence, Kerry tells S Sudan leaders

2014-07-10 07:27

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan’s feuding leaders to show "courage and leadership" by halting deadly violence as the nation marks its third anniversary.

S Sudan' Kiir urges rebel chief to resume talks

2014-07-09 13:36

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has urged rebel chief Riek Machar to restart talks to end a raging civil war between their forces that has driven the country to the brink of famine.

S Sudan: 3rd anniversary as famine looms

2014-07-09 07:54

South Sudan is set to mark its third anniversary, with civil war raging, the young nation divided by ethnic atrocities and on the brink of famine.

South Sudan leaders told to talk

2014-07-07 18:46

South Sudan's warring leaders must resume stalled peace talks in earnest before the months-long bloody conflict is written off as an international lost cause.

+100 000 seeking shelter in S Sudan UN bases

2014-06-26 19:04

The number of civilians seeking shelter in UN bases in war-torn South Sudan has reached over 100 000 for the first time in more than six-months of conflict, the UN says.

S Sudan talks halt, no progress made

2014-06-23 12:36

Peace talks between South Sudan rebels and the government have adjourned with no progress made on forming an interim government or implementing a ceasefire.

South Sudan's leaders agree deadline

2014-06-10 22:14

South Sudan's president and rebel chief have met in a bid to end six-months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline.

S Sudan leader set to meet rebel chief for talks

2014-06-09 13:38

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar are set to meet in a fresh push to end nearly six months of civil war, sources says.

New round of S Sudan peace talks delayed

2014-06-04 13:43

A new round of talks on ending South Sudan's nearly six-month-old civil war have been delayed, mediators said Wednesday.

Cholera outbreak spreads in South Sudan

2014-06-04 07:41

An outbreak of cholera has spread outside of war-torn South Sudan’s capital Juba for the first time since the deadly disease appeared last month, health officials say.

66 000 flee S Sudan fighting since truce

2014-05-27 16:12

More than 60 000 people have fled their homes in war-ravaged South Sudan since the rival sides signed a ceasefire earlier this month that has failed to hold, the UN says.

S Sudan war 'needs regional intervention'

2014-05-20 16:42

Fighting is likely to continue in South Sudan without the deployment of an east African regional force to pressure both sides to respect a ceasefire, Uganda's army chief said Tuesday.

Red Cross boosts South Sudan aid

2014-05-16 07:38

The International Committee of the Red Cross is planning its first air drops in almost two decades and massively scaling up operations to help hundreds of thousands hit by fighting in South Sudan.

S Sudan facing 'catastrophic' hunger

2014-05-15 09:02

War-torn South Sudan faces catastrophic “tipping point” amid famine and genocide warnings, an aid agency says, as conflict enters its fifth month with no sign of bloodshed ending.

South Sudan to postpone presidential poll

2014-05-12 21:55

President Salva Kiir says South Sudan will postpone presidential elections scheduled for 2015 as the country's warring factions will need time to reconcile.

S Sudan ceasefire broken as rebels, army battle

2014-05-12 14:26

South Sudanese rebels and government troops have waged fresh battles, breaking a new ceasefire deal and dashing hopes to a swift end to five months of brutal civil war.

Khartoum welcomes South Sudan peace deal

2014-05-10 20:49

Khartoum has welcomed a peace deal reached to end five months of war between the government and rebels in neighbouring South Sudan.

South Sudan's Kiir in Ethiopia for talks

2014-05-09 12:46

South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir has arrived in Ethiopia’s capital for the first face-to-face talks with rebel leader Riek Machar to try to end four months of conflict and avert a possible genocide.

South Sudan to suspend attacks

2014-05-07 22:20

South Sudan's government has ordered a one-month suspension of attacks on rebel forces as international pressure mounts for an end to an ethnic conflict.


S Sudan warring sides to resume talks

2014-07-24 09:19

South Sudan's warring leaders are set to resume peace talks by the end of the month, mediators say, as warnings grow of famine within weeks if fighting continues.

S Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pull out fails

2014-07-22 14:00

South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation have left without meeting officials, the foreign minister says.

Emaciated children in looming South Sudan famine

2014-07-22 05:00

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan, points to the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine.

At least 7 million need aid in Sudan

2014-07-16 11:08

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan have helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN says.

Cholera threatens 1 000s in South Sudan

2014-07-11 15:12

The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.

EU imposes sanctions on S Sudanese military leaders

2014-07-10 14:54

The EU has imposed a travel ban and asset freezes on two South Sudanese military leaders it says are violating ceasefire agreements put in place to stop fighting that has killed thousands.

Life-saving aid deal between Sudan, South Sudan

2014-07-09 20:12

Life-saving aid could move from Sudan to its former enemy South Sudan under a deal to feed some of the millions battling hunger in the war-torn South, a diplomat says.

1 000s celebrate S Sudan's independence

2014-07-09 11:45

Thousands of South Sudanese have waved flags at military parades top mark three years of independence, despite little to celebrate in a war-torn nation ravaged by ethnic atrocities.

S Sudan elite made famine - UN official

2014-07-08 21:07

South Sudan's self-serving elite of leaders and rebels are responsible for a looming man-made famine, the departing UN chief for the country says.

Ethiopia facing flood of South Sudan refugees

2014-07-02 22:25

Ethiopia is facing a huge wave of refugees from South Sudan, where the spectre of famine threatens to heap further misery on a people already rocked by civil war.

Rebels boycott South Sudan peace talks

2014-06-24 06:35

Rebels have boycotted a new round of peace talks to end South Sudan's conflict because of a dispute about who should attend.

Another deal, but South Sudan far from peace

2014-06-12 10:13

South Sudan's warring leaders have agreed another deal aimed at ending six months of civil war but even if this one holds, analysts expect violence to get worse before the situation can improve.

South Sudan rivals are warmongers - Igad

2014-06-10 21:24

Mediators trying to broker a peace deal for South Sudan have issued a stinging rebuke of the country's warring factions, accusing them of seeking military victory.

UN urges S Sudan rivals to meet

2014-06-05 06:15

Ban Ki-moon has urged the South Sudan rivals to meet as their failed peace deal promised.

S Sudan ceasefire must hold to avert famine

2014-06-04 09:55

South Sudan can only avoid famine if a shaky ceasefire holds and people displaced by more than five months of fighting are able to return home in the next few weeks to plant crops before the rains, the UN says.

Blue berets to protect South Sudan civilians

2014-05-28 07:43

The UN Security Council has authorised peacekeepers in South Sudan to focus on protecting civilians instead of state-building activities.

A third of South Sudanese face starvation

2014-05-20 17:29

More than a third of South Sudan's population, four million people, will be on the edge of starvation by the end of the year as fighting rages on.

Obama offers $50m to South Sudan refugees

2014-05-20 07:39

President Barack Obama has announced that the US would offer an extra $50m to help a growing refugee crisis spawned by fighting in South Sudan.

S Sudan ceasefire crumbles as battles rage

2014-05-15 14:46

Warring forces in South Sudan are battling, trading blame for breaking a ceasefire as the civil war enters its sixth month amid warnings of famine if bloodshed continues.

Troops needed for South Sudan peace

2014-05-14 20:51

The United States has called for an immediate deployment of African troops to safeguard a fragile peace deal in South Sudan.

South Sudan ceasefire broken

2014-05-12 20:46

Fighting between South Sudanese rebels and government troops is raging, just days after a fresh ceasefire deal, dashing hopes to a swift end to the civil war.

S Sudan: Claims of ceasefire violations

2014-05-11 13:02

South Sudan's rebels have accused government forces of ceasefire violations along several fronts, just hours after a truce aimed at ending the five-month conflict came into effect.

S Sudan president agrees to ceasefire with rebel leader

2014-05-10 07:23

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar have agreed a ceasefire deal, a regional mediator says, after coming under growing international pressure to end ethnic fighting.

Freed S Sudan 'treason' leaders in Nairobi

2014-05-08 15:27

Four top South Sudan leaders freed after their trial for treason was stopped in a move seen as a step towards ending brutal civil war have arrived in Nairobi, Kenya’s presidency says.

S Sudan leader, rebel chief to meet in Ethiopia

2014-05-07 14:43

South Sudan’s president and rebel chief are set to meet for direct talks in Ethiopia in a bid to stem a brutal civil war, mediators from the bloc of regional nations say.

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