South Sudan


South Sudan faces possible famine

2014-08-28 16:02

War-torn South Sudan faces possible famine next year, the UN chief in the country warns, as aid workers say the shooting down of a UN helicopter threatens efforts to save lives.

South Sudan warring sides face sanctions

2014-08-25 13:06

Warring sides in South Sudan face "punitive sanctions", the rebels for killings a ceasefire and the government for violating a truce, the top mediator of the stalled peace talks has warned.

Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee host

2014-08-19 15:36

The spiralling crisis in war-ravaged South Sudan has sent nearly 200 000 refugees into Ethiopia, making it Africa's largest refugee-hosting country.

Heavy fighting in S Sudan amid sanctions warnings

2014-08-15 11:57

South Sudan's civil war has entered its ninth month with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, diplomats say, days after UN warnings of sanctions in the conflict continues.

Threat of famine, fighting loom over South Sudan

2014-08-13 07:21

The risk of famine and reports of growing arms imports could bring fresh woe to South Sudan, a delegation from the UN Security Council has warned.

UN Security Council in S Sudan to push for peace

2014-08-12 14:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have landed in war-torn South Sudan in a bid to end eight months of conflict that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine.

South Sudan rebel chief meets Sudan's Bashir

2014-08-10 21:50

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has held talks with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir as a deadline passed to end months of civil war in the South.

S Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

2014-08-08 15:13

The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a UN camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that are an affront to human dignity.

South Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

2014-08-04 19:37

Peace talks to end South Sudan's more than seven month-long civil war have resumed with mediators warning rival leaders would face repercussions if fighting continued.

Don't forget South Sudan, Tutu urges

2014-07-31 14:33

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the "ghastly suffering" in South Sudan.

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.

 

S Sudan army, rebels trade blame for downing UN helicopter

2014-08-28 08:59

South Sudan’s rebels and army have traded blame for shooting down a UN helicopter killing three crew and scuppering a day-old ceasefire deal, the fourth in eight months of war.

South Sudan rivals sign another ceasefire

2014-08-25 19:39

South Sudan's warring leaders have signed a fresh ceasefire vowing to end more than eight months of conflict.

S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

China presses South Sudan over new violence

2014-08-20 12:39

China's foreign minister has pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and dialogue in the country which is reliant on Chinese investment.

Celebrating South Sudan troops fire on UN base

2014-08-19 16:37

South Sudanese soldiers opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 40 000 civilians, wounding a child and spraying bullets across the camp.

South Sudan shuts key radio station

2014-08-18 14:15

Security forces in South Sudan have shut one of the country's main independent radio stations and arrested its news editor after it broadcast rebel views, the station says.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

US gives $180m for food in South Sudan

2014-08-12 19:50

The United States will provide approximately $180m to help feed the people of South Sudan due to a risk of famine there.

Kerry slams failed South Sudan peace deal

2014-08-12 10:45

The United States has lambasted South Sudan's warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk

2014-08-09 08:18

Poor rains and multiple conflicts across eastern Africa have put over 14 million people in need of food aid, three years since extreme drought devastated the region.

Violence puts South Sudan close to catastrophe - UN

2014-08-07 10:14

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the country closer to a 'humanitarian catastrophe'.

World bodies move toward South Sudan ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:18

The international community is moving toward issuing an ultimatum to the parties in South Sudan's civil war raging since 2013, US secretary of state John Kerry warns.

South Sudan media crackdown hurting progress

2014-08-01 14:39

Amid civil war and famine warnings, South Sudan's tough security forces have cracked down on journalists, suffocating debate on how to end the fighting, rights groups say.

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.

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