South Sudan

Tens of thousands dead in South Sudan conflict: UN

2014-12-16 09:10

Tens of thousands of people have died in South Sudan during one year of warfare and the country's leaders are putting their 'personal ambitions' ahead of the young nation's future, the UN says.

South Sudan activists release first war victims list

2014-12-15 12:55

The first names of some of the tens of thousands killed in South Sudan have been released, which includes a 14-month old toddler and a 105-year old grandmother.

South Sudan: War and misery continue

2014-12-14 21:03

One year after mass violence broke out in South Sudan, battles between government forces and rebels continue, and aid officials say international assistance is needed to help residents stave off mass hunger.

US warns South Sudan about sanctions

2014-12-04 07:51

The US has warned South Sudan’s foreign minister that the UN sanctions could be the punishment for people who stand in the way of that country achieving peace after a year of conflict.

Runner begs for cash to fly S Sudan flag at Olympics

2014-11-21 14:11

South Sudan marathon runner Guor Mading Maker has been forced to resort to crowd-funding to raise his civil war-torn nation’s flag for the first time at the Olympics.

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones

2014-11-14 13:16

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

UN greets first food convoy from Sudan

2014-11-11 11:04

The UN is welcoming the arrival of the first food convoy from Sudan to northern South Sudan as a step forward in relations between the feuding neighbours.

Fresh fighting in South Sudan despite ceasefire

2014-11-10 16:21

Fresh fighting has erupted in civil war-torn South Sudan, the government and rebels say, with both sides blaming each other for violating a new ceasefire deal.

Mediator says South Sudan rivals agree to end war

2014-11-08 11:30

South Sudan's warring parties committed to stop fighting and bring the months-long conflict to an end without conditions, the chief mediator for regional African group IGAD says.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

Sudan, S Sudan resume border work

2014-11-04 22:55

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to resume work to demarcate their contested border, a dispute that boiled over into armed conflict between the countries in 2012.

South Sudan army repulse rebel attack on oil town

2014-10-30 12:22

South Sudan’s army has repulsed rebel attacks on the key northern oil hub town of Bentiu, the defence minister says, adding many had been killed or wounded in fierce fighting.

South Sudan sexual violence rampant, says UN

2014-10-21 13:21

Rape and other forms of sexual violence by all sides in South Sudan's civil war have become so widespread and a 2-year-old child is among the victims, the UN says.

Gunmen seize UN worker in South Sudan

2014-10-17 14:48

Gunmen have seized a United Nations worker in war-torn South Sudan, the World Food Programme says in a plea for his release.

Sleeping in a swamp: South Sudan battles to survive

2014-10-15 12:04

Outside, in the war-zone state of South Sudan, citizens say they are too fearful to venture, frightened of revenge attacks in a civil war that entered its eleventh month.

South Sudan peace talks put on hold again

2014-10-06 08:53

The stop-start talks between warring factions in South Sudan, which have borne little fruit since they began almost 10 months ago, have once again been put on hold, the government says.

South Sudan factions agree on federal govt

2014-09-30 16:10

Mediators say South Sudan's warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan.

Salva Kiir snubs talks on South Sudan in New York

2014-09-26 09:36

The US has warned of positive new sanctions on South Sudanese leaders as President Salva Kiir snubbed talks in New York on the nine-month conflict wracking his country.

South Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

2014-09-20 17:57

Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

South Sudan sets limits on foreign workers

2014-09-16 20:00

South Sudan will from next month require that companies and non-government organisations employ locals.

Ethiopia refugee camp flooded - DWB

2014-09-06 07:43

Doctors Without Borders says a camp in Ethiopia hosting 40 000 refugees from South Sudan is flooded from heavy rains and that it must be abandoned.

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.


UN: South Sudan war fuelled by personal ambitions

2014-12-15 21:43

The UN secretary general has said that the personal ambitions of South Sudan's leaders are jeopardising the nation's future.

South Sudan's civil war worsening, enters 2nd year

2014-12-15 08:38

War in South Sudan is worsening with 'extreme violence' and growing hunger, rights groups warn one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

Fighting flares up in South Sudan

2014-12-05 07:49

Government troops and South Sudanese rebels have been fighting for more than a week in a remote northern region of the country.

Wildlife 'devastated in South Sudan war'

2014-11-19 13:15

Warring factions in South Sudan have slaughtered, poached and eaten “alarming” numbers of endangered wildlife, devastating one of Africa's largest migrations, conservationists say.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

Unspeakable suffering in South Sudan

2014-11-10 21:00

Residents of war-torn South Sudan are enduring "unspeakable abuse and violence" as well as the threat of famine, a leading aid agency says.

Hopes new South Sudan deal holds more weight

2014-11-08 19:08

Leaders of two warring sides in South Sudan have agreed to yet another peace deal, which may hold more weight because of increasing threats by the UN Security Council and leaders of East African countries to impose sanctions.

South Sudan rivals under pressure to end civil war

2014-11-07 16:00

South Sudan's president and the country's rebel chief are locked in a second day of talks, under pressure from regional leaders to end their nearly 11-month-old civil war.

South Sudan refugees struggle in Ethiopia

2014-11-05 10:28

With war raging in South Sudan and severe flooding in Ethiopia's western state of Gambela, refugees are caught in the middle.

South Sudan women suggest sex strike to end war

2014-10-23 22:31

A group of South Sudanese women peace activists has suggested that men in the civil war-torn country be denied sex until they stop fighting.

Warring South Sudan rivals meet in Tanzania

2014-10-20 14:34

Warring South Sudanese factions are meeting Monday in Tanzania in the latest bid to end a 10-month civil war in which thousands have been killed, a presidential aide said.

UN: South Sudan headed for upsurge in fighting

2014-10-17 07:44

The end of the rainy season in South Sudan may re-ignite fierce fighting, with factions battling for control of oil fields while the threat of famine looms, a UN official warns.

Rape in S Sudan worst ever: UN envoy

2014-10-11 09:36

The levels of rape in war-torn South Sudan are the worst the UN special envoy on sexual violence has ever seen, she told after meeting scores of survivors of attacks.

South Sudan bill gives security forces 'excessive' powers

2014-10-01 16:03

South Sudanese lawmakers have proposed granting security forces the ability to make "virtually unrestricted powers of arrest" in the war-torn nation, Amnesty International warns.

Scores killed in South Sudan bus crash

2014-09-29 17:42

At least 56 people have been killed after a bus travelling from South Sudan to Uganda crashed into a truck, doctors say.

Hungry South Sudanese 'under the radar': Red Cross

2014-09-25 22:09

The scale of South Sudan’s food crisis remains a massive unknown, with aid workers fearing the worst in isolated parts of the conflict-ravaged country, the international Red Cross says.

South Sudan bans foreign aid workers

2014-09-16 23:41

Authorities in war-torn South Sudan have announced a ban on foreign workers, including staff with foreign aid agencies.

UN: Chopper which crashed in South Sudan shot down

2014-09-09 20:38

The UN mission in South Sudan says a preliminary investigation shows its helicopter that crashed in the country last month was shot down.

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo

2014-09-04 14:44

South Sudanese rights groups have demanded an international arms embargo for their conflict-wracked nation, as millions of dollars worth of newly-bought weapons fuel an almost nine-month long civil war.

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.

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