South Sudan


South Sudan teetering on brink of famine

2016-02-08 17:57

At least 40 000 people are being starved to death in South Sudan war zones on the brink of famine, the United Nations says.

Civilians starving in South Sudan war zones

2016-02-02 20:02

South Sudanese civilians are dying of starvation as warring forces flout a peace deal, the chief ceasefire monitor says.

South Sudan troops suffocated 50 people in container

2016-02-01 13:01

South Sudan government troops have killed some 50 people by stuffing them into a shipping container in baking heat, ceasefire monitors say in a report.

South Sudan crisis: Machar turns to Museveni for help

2016-01-27 14:56

South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, has appealed to Ugandan President Museveni to help persuade President Salva Kiir to implement the peace deal signed last year in June, a report says.

South Sudan president, rebel leader responsible - experts

2016-01-26 21:55

The UN Security Council should put South Sudan's president and rebel leader on a sanctions blacklist for targeting civilians, and impose an arms embargo, says a UN panel of experts.

UN urges AU to address South Sudan crisis

2016-01-25 22:34

The UN chief has urged the AU to address the South Sudan crisis, following the failure to meet a key deadline.

South Sudan troops held sex slaves

2016-01-21 21:26

A UN report says South Sudanese government troops held women as sex slaves while attacking scores of civilians just outside UN bases

South Sudan losing money on oil exports

2016-01-20 16:01

Falling world oil prices combined with a fixed fee for the use of export pipelines mean South Sudan is now losing money on every barrel it sells.

SABMiller to close South Sudan unit

2016-01-15 18:00

SABMiller will close its brewery in South Sudan in March due to difficulties in obtaining foreign exchange to buy raw materials.

South Sudan monitors demand aid for starvation areas

2016-01-12 15:39

Ceasefire monitors in South Sudan have called on rival forces to allow food into conflict zones where aid workers have warned tens of thousands may be dying of starvation.

 

Sudan and South Sudan renegotiating oil deal

2016-02-04 11:16

Sudan and South Sudan's oil ministers have agreed in principle a new oil pipeline deal, reports say, after slumps in global prices made Juba effectively pay to export crude.

South Sudan army accused of suffocating civilians

2016-02-01 22:03

A report says troops shoved civilians into a metal container, used as makeshift prison cell, leading to their deaths.

Sudan's president al-Bashir opens border with South

2016-01-28 08:58

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country's border with South Sudan for the first time since the south seceded in 2011 to become an independent nation.

South Sudan's president, rebel leader should face sanctions - UN

2016-01-27 10:05

A UN panel of experts has recommended imposing sanctions on South Sudan's president, rebel leader and two other top officials for their role in the country's brutal war, diplomats say.

UN: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions

2016-01-26 08:57

South Sudan's president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a UN panel of experts says in a new report.

UN accuses South Sudan of forcibly displacing civilians

2016-01-21 22:44

Forced displacement of civilians is emerging as a strategy South Sudanese forces are putting to use to weaken rebels.

Donors stop paying South Sudan rebel hotel bills

2016-01-21 19:30

International donors will no longer pay hotel bills for South Sudan rebel delegates.

South Sudan peace accord in turmoil over Kiir's 28 states

2016-01-18 14:56

A group of armed soldiers has urged opposition leaders in South Sudan to force President Salva Kiir to reverse a decree for the establishment of 28 states in the country, according to a report.

More than half of South Sudanese kids not in school

2016-01-12 17:48

The UN children's agency says more than half of South Sudanese children are not in school, the highest number in the world.

10 die in South Sudan's hospital due to fuel scarcity

2016-01-08 18:09

An official says patients, including premature babies, have died in South Sudan's main hospital because it cannot afford fuel to run its generators.

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