South Sudan

UN Security Council considers sanctions in south Sudan

2015-02-25 08:26

The UN Security Council is considering a way to place sanctions against both sides of the power struggle in South Sudan, as fighting continues despite several ceasefire agreements.

Distress at South Sudan peace talks - mediator

2015-02-23 12:30

The Ethiopian mediator of the South Sudan peace talks says he is distressed by the violation of a truce signed earlier.

British aid worker shot dead in South Sudan

2015-02-18 15:45

A British aid worker in war-torn South Sudan has been shot dead by a gunman who followed him into his compound in the capital Juba, colleagues say.

South Sudan bans journos from interviewing rebels

2015-02-16 19:13

South Sudan’s government has threatened to silence journalists if they broadcast interviews with rebels involved in the civil war.

South Sudan journalist freed after questioning

2015-02-13 11:45

South Sudanese security forces have released a leading journalist without charge after two days of questioning in the latest crackdown on press freedom, the reporter says.

Fighting erupts in two South Sudan states

2015-02-11 09:49

Rebels in South Sudan have stormed towns in two states and were repulsed, the army says.

Kerry backs arms embargo on South Sudan

2015-02-07 06:45

US Secretary of State John Kerry is pressing for a UN vote creating an arms embargo on South Sudan in an effort to end the civil war there, a US official says.

UN concerned about South Sudan's lack of power-sharing deal

2015-02-04 07:53

The United Nations secretary-general is welcoming the latest cease-fire agreement between South Sudan's warring sides but regrets that they haven't agreed on a way to share power.

South Sudan rivals agree new ceasefire deal

2015-02-02 08:09

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a new agreement to end more than 13 months of fighting in a civil war that has left tens of thousands dead.

African leaders: Drop cases against top Africans

2015-02-01 12:57

The ICC should drop or suspend charges against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir and Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto until African concerns about the court and proposals to change its founding treaty are considered.


S Sudan talks: It's final opportunity, negotiators warn

2015-02-23 14:32

South Sudan’s warring rivals have opened the latest round of peace talks to end over 14 months of conflict with negotiators warning it is the "final opportunity" to strike a deal.

Unicef: 89 boys abducted by South Sudan group

2015-02-21 15:45

The United Nations children's agency says an armed group in South Sudan has abducted 89 boys in a northern state.

More heavy fighting in South Sudan

2015-02-17 17:13

Warring forces in South Sudan battled Tuesday in the oil-rich Upper Nile state, the defence minster said, claiming insurgents were trying to capture a key town ahead of peace talks.

Warring forces in South Sudan 'recruiting children'

2015-02-16 12:17

South Sudan government and rebel forces are both recruiting children as young as 13 to fight in the country's civil war, a rights group says in a report rejected by the government.

South Sudan journo arrested while covering protest

2015-02-12 16:05

South Sudanese security forces have arrested a leading journalist for reportedly trying to cover a protest amid warnings of a growing press crackdown, colleagues and rights groups say.

UN wants $1.8bn for South Sudan

2015-02-09 20:02

Over 2.5 million South Sudanese are on the edge of famine and civil war is expected to continue, the United Nations has warned, making an appeal for $1.8bn in aid.

South Sudan fighters carried out a month of rape: UN

2015-02-06 13:32

South Sudanese fighters carried out a 'month of rape', a top United Nations rights chief says, warning that atrocities continue with a seventh ceasefire broken.

South Sudan's factions sign another peace deal

2015-02-03 19:51

South Sudan's warring factions have signed another peace deal in the latest effort to end hostilities that have raged for more than a year, but analysts expressed doubt about whether it will hold.

All talk but no peace in South Sudan

2015-02-01 21:41

Diplomats trying to negotiate peace in South Sudan say any deal to end the 13 months of fighting, will result in a stalemate.

AU threatens South Sudan factions with sanctions

2015-01-31 19:38

The African Union has joined regional and international organisations in threatening South Sudan's warring factions with sanctions.

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