South Sudan

South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

2015-04-24 14:48

An opposition leader in South Sudan says his house in the capital is surrounded overnight by the country's security forces.

UN: South Sudan attacks on aid workers worsening crisis

2015-04-22 17:20

Attacks against aid workers in South Sudan are worsening hunger in the war-torn state, the World Food Programme says, as it expressed “grave concern” for four missing staff members.

US envoy urges S Sudan talks

2015-03-25 22:25

The US envoy has pressed for negotiations after the South Sudan president's term is extended by 3 years.

UN: South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers

2015-03-22 21:06

A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers - including a girl as young as nine, the UN children's agency says.

South Sudan warlord offers abducted boys sit exams

2015-03-19 12:23

A South Sudanese warlord who abducted at least 89 boys for their school has offered to let them return to finish exams as long as they are then given back to him to fight, the UN says.

South Sudan rebels confirm heavy fighting

2015-03-17 14:19

South Sudan's rebels have confirmed they were engaged in renewed heavy clashes with government forces in the country's oil-rich north, but accused their rivals of initiating the fighting.

South Sudan peace talks collapse

2015-03-06 20:17

South Sudan's warring leaders have failed to reach a deal to end more than a year of civil war, mediators say.

South Sudan stalemate ahead of peace talks deadline

2015-03-05 18:11

Peace talks aimed at ending 15 months of civil war in South Sudan appear stalemated with hours to go before a regionally-imposed deadline for a deal expires.

Uganda denies massing troops along Sudan border

2015-03-04 07:15

Ugandan troops based in South Sudan are not massing along the Sudan border, Ugandan military officials say.

UN Security Council considers sanctions in south Sudan

2015-02-25 08:26

The UN Security Council is considering a way to place sanctions against both sides of the power struggle in South Sudan, as fighting continues despite several ceasefire agreements.


South Sudan dissident says under 'house arrest'

2015-04-24 12:21

A South Sudanese opposition leader who has spoken out against both sides in the civil war says he appears to have been placed under house arrest.

International pressure mounts to end South Sudan war

2015-04-09 11:33

Heavyweight international powers will pressure South Sudan's leaders to end civil war, diplomats say, with the African Union, United Nations, United States and China to kickstart stalled peace talks.

South Sudan president's term extended

2015-03-24 22:46

Lawmakers in South Sudan have voted to extend the president's term by 3 years amid a violent rebellion.

S Sudan govt, rebels 'abducted 100s of kids to fight in past month'

2015-03-20 20:36

South Sudan’s army and rebels have forced hundreds of children to fight in the country’s devastating civil war in the past month alone, the UN says.

South Sudan president rules out power-sharing

2015-03-18 22:06

Hopes of an end to South Sudan's 15-month old civil war have been dealt another blow as President Salva Kiir ruled out a proposed power-sharing deal with rebels.

South Sudan leaders given more time to reach peace deal

2015-03-13 12:39

South Sudan’s warring factions have been given more time by the UN Security Council and the AU to stabilise a peace deal before possible sanctions, a UN diplomat says.

South Sudan rivals fail to reach deal

2015-03-06 17:03

Mediators say South Sudan’s warring parties have failed to reach a final deal following days of negotiations in Ethiopia.

UN Security Council OKs sanctions for South Sudan

2015-03-04 11:11

The UN Security Council has unanimously adopted a resolution creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan.

Hundreds of children feared snatched in South Sudan

2015-03-01 20:20

The UN children's agency says it fears that hundreds of boys have been kidnapped in the northeast of South Sudan.

S Sudan talks: It's final opportunity, negotiators warn

2015-02-23 14:32

South Sudan’s warring rivals have opened the latest round of peace talks to end over 14 months of conflict with negotiators warning it is the "final opportunity" to strike a deal.

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