South Sudan

South Sudan president replaces rival as vice president

2016-07-26 18:33

South Sudan's president has replaced his deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar, who has gone into hiding amid renewed clashes with government forces.

26 000 flee South Sudan to Uganda, says UN

2016-07-22 13:30

The United Nations refugee agency reports that 26,000 people have fled South Sudan to Uganda this month

South Sudan's Kiir urges rival to return to Juba

2016-07-22 05:52

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appealed to his rival, Riek Machar, to return to the capital and help rebuild the peace after a wave of deadly gun battles threatened to plunge the country back into civil war.

11 dead in suspected South Sudan cholera outbreak

2016-07-19 12:57

11 dead in suspected cholera outbreak in South Sudan, UNICEF says; 1 case in UN camp.

Mass looting of aid in war-torn South Sudan

2016-07-17 21:28

It was looting on an epic scale - a month's worth of food aid for over 220 000 South Sudanese, all stolen in just two days along with the giant warehouses that stored it.

Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to South Sudan

2016-07-16 15:22

Ethiopia says it is ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Sudan evacuates nationals from South Sudan

2016-07-15 20:46

Dozens of Sudanese women and children have arrived in Khartoum from Juba as Sudan began evacuating its nationals.

At least 300 dead in latest South Sudan violence

2016-07-15 14:22

At least 300 people have been killed in four days of intense gun battles in the capital of South Sudan and 42 000 have fled the city, the UN says.

South Sudanese clamour for refuge in Uganda

2016-07-13 22:25

Predatory soldiers and the sluggish waters of the Unyama River separate thousands of fearful South Sudanese from the safety of Uganda.

South Sudan grants amnesty to ex-rebels

2016-07-13 21:15

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says he is granting an amnesty to ex-rebels loyal to his longtime rival, Riek Machar.


South Sudan armed opposition removes VP - claim

2016-07-23 19:07

South Sudan's armed opposition has claimed it has replaced its leader, who remains in hiding.

Human rights groups urge South Sudan arms embargo

2016-07-22 09:19

Human rights groups are urging the United Nations Security Council to place an immediate arms embargo on South Sudan in order to reduce unlawful attacks on civilians

Thousands have fled into Uganda from South Sudan

2016-07-20 05:36

More than 5 000 people have fled crisis-hit South Sudan into neighbouring Uganda since the latest outbreak of violence began, the UN said, voicing fears that more could follow.

South Sudan struggles to avert 'catastrophe'

2016-07-18 12:36

Street sweepers in South Sudan's capital Juba have cleaned up the blood and bullet casings after gun battles at the presidential palace, but salvaging peace will be a far harder task, analysts warn.

South Sudan violence tops AU summit agenda

2016-07-17 15:49

Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has claimed more than 300 lives is set to dominate an African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali.

What you need to know about South Sudan's conflict

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South Sudanese refugees could surpass 1 million this year

2016-07-15 18:59

The United Nations refugee agency says the number of South Sudanese refugees in East Africa could pass 1 million this year.

Ugandan army enters South Sudan to evacuate citizens

2016-07-14 12:04

A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy has crossed into South Sudan to evacuate citizens trapped by recent fighting in the capital Juba.

UN: Juba death toll probably higher

2016-07-13 21:18

UN peacekeeping chief says South Sudan's official death toll of more than 270 in the recent fighting in the capital, is likely "only the tip of the iceberg".

US troops in South Sudan to protect Americans

2016-07-13 20:07

The US has sent soldiers to South Sudan's capital Juba to help secure American personnel and facilities amid a tense ceasefire.

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