South Sudan

Bashir orders full aid access to S Sudan famine areas

2017-02-23 22:22

President Omar al-Bashir has ordered Sudanese authorities to assist the delivery of international humanitarian aid to famine-hit South Sudan through the country, says an official said.

S Sudan leader Kiir vows aid access to famine-hit areas

2017-02-22 06:05

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has vowed the government would ensure that aid reaches areas hit by famine after three years of war that has restricted access for humanitarian workers.

1.4 million children in 4 countries face famine death - UNICEF

2017-02-21 14:15

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year from famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the UN children's agency has said.

Uganda launches gold refinery, amid fears of dirty minerals

2017-02-20 18:35

A gold refinery primarily owned by a Belgian investor has been launched in Uganda amid concerns about the source of its minerals.

Famine declared in South Sudan

2017-02-20 13:41

Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation.

S Sudan minister quits, rejoins Machar's rebels

2017-02-17 19:46

South Sudan's labour minister resigned Friday and declared allegiance to rebel leader Riek Machar, making him the second top official to quit in the war-torn country this week.

Lessons from The Gambia to end the impasse in South Sudan

2017-02-15 18:55

There’s still hope South Sudan can avoid becoming a full failed state. This will require radical changes in Juba's mindset and bolder action from regional and international players, writes Andrew Edward Tchie.

S Sudan army says general who quit was 'deeply' corrupt

2017-02-14 17:16

South Sudan's army says a general who quit after accusing President Salva Kiir and his tribe of "ethnic cleansing" was corrupt and had fled to evade arrest.

More than 1.5 million are refugees from South Sudan, says UN

2017-02-13 22:08

More than 1.5 million South Sudanese have become refugees and their humanitarian needs are overwhelming aid efforts during the country's civil war, according to the United Nations

South Sudanese general resigns, citing 'ethnic cleansing'

2017-02-13 07:00

A senior South Sudanese general has quit, accusing President Salva Kiir and top members from his majority Dinka tribe of "ethnic cleansing".


UN: $4.4B needed within weeks to stop hunger 'catastrophe'

2017-02-23 12:56

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the United Nations needs $4.4 billion by the end of March to prevent "a catastrophe" of hunger and famine in South Sudan, Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen.

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

2017-02-21 20:58

South Sudan's president has said his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organisations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100 000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war.

South Sudan: five things to know

2017-02-21 08:37

South Sudan, where the government has declared famine in some parts of the country, is mired in an economic crisis due to a devastating civil war.

South Sudan suffering 'man-made' famine

2017-02-20 17:29

South Sudan's government has said that more than three years of war have led to famine in parts of the nation, a tragedy aid agencies criticised as "man-made".

2 more South Sudan officials resign, alleging graft, bias

2017-02-19 13:00

Two top South Sudanese military officials have resigned while accusing the government of ethnic bias and corruption, the latest sign that President Salva Kiir is struggling to retain his coalition of support as the country's civil war continues under warnings of genocide.

Uganda warns of strain under huge South Sudan refugee influx

2017-02-17 18:51

Uganda is warning its resources are strained by the hundreds of thousands of refugees who continue to flee violence in South Sudan and Burundi.

US to give Uganda $25m in aid for refugees

2017-02-14 21:54

The United States will give over $25 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda, to help the nation cope with a huge influx of refugees fleeing conflict in east Africa, the US ambassador in Kampala has said.

UN says fighting in 2 South Sudan hotspots is 'devastating'

2017-02-14 08:30

The UN peacekeeping department says in a confidential note to the Security Council that recent increased fighting in two hotspots in South Sudan is having "devastating consequences" for civilians.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Lesotho, Ivory Coast

2017-02-13 20:08

SADC facilitator Cyril Ramaphosa has welcomed the return of three exiled opposition leaders in Lesotho, and a Zimbabwean traffic cop caught demanding a bribe has tries to do the most bizarre.

South Sudan general resigns, says leader 'disgraced' himself

2017-02-12 12:30

A South Sudanese general has resigned while telling President Salva Kiir "you have disgraced yourself" by subjecting the civil war-torn country to ethnic bias and "unacceptable cycles of violence".

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