South Sudan

South Sudan rebel leader says he could return next month

2016-10-21 11:07

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to his home country next month, and a wants fragile peace deal revived.

Drought, hunger add to South Sudan's woes

2016-10-20 14:38

A serious food crisis in the north of South Sudan is reaching critical levels, as a biting drought across much of east Africa serves up even more woes for the troubled country.

UN peacekeeping chief pleads for S Sudan arms embargo

2016-10-19 15:47

The UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous is pleading with the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan where he expects an upsurge in fighting with the coming end of the rainy season.

At least 56 rebels killed in weekend fighting in S Sudan - army

2016-10-17 21:05

At least 56 rebels and four government soldiers were killed over the weekend as heavy clashes erupted in northeastern South Sudan, an army spokesperson says.

Top Africa stories: Nigeria, S Sudan, Burundi

2016-10-14 20:00

ISS says release of Boko Haram is a great achievement by Nigeria government, President Buhari's wife says she won't support his re-election bid and award winning Burundian journalist believes his country can still be healed.

Top Africa news: Nigeria, Malawi, Zim, S Sudan

2016-10-13 21:00

Boko Haram frees at least 21 kidnapped Chibok girls, Zimbabwe's Mujuru offers $1.4m compensation to ex-white farmer and questions raised over South Sudan's Riek Machar travel to SA.

Is S Sudan's Riek Machar coming to SA purely for medical tests?

2016-10-13 13:02

Is South Sudan's Riek Machar travelling to South Africa only for medical tests? This is a question asked by many after the rebel leader announced that he was headed for South Africa.

S Sudan denies rumours of leader Kiir's death as tensions rise

2016-10-12 18:20

South Sudan's government has been forced to deny President Salva Kiir has died, following days of rumours over his health that have heightened tensions in the capital Juba.

UN sees no concrete action from South Sudan on regional force

2016-10-12 06:04

South Sudan's government has yet to take concrete steps to allow a UN-mandated regional force to deploy in Juba, the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says.

S Sudan weekend road ambush leaves 21 dead

2016-10-10 19:42

A road ambush blamed on South Sudanese rebels left 21 people dead over the weekend in a fiercely contested region in the south of the country, a police spokesperson says.


S Sudan rebel leader in SA says he could return next month

2016-10-20 21:05

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says he could return to the country as early as next month, even if he has to enter the way he fled - on foot

South Sudan monitor says cease-fire violated almost daily

2016-10-20 13:00

The monitor of South Sudan's peace deal is reporting "near-daily violations" of the cease-fire and says fighting could "trigger an uncontrolled escalation of violence".

South Sudan's second city scorched by renewed fighting

2016-10-18 21:07

Malakal used to be South Sudan's second largest city, a bustling centre on the White Nile River of more than 120 000 people, but today, it is almost entirely deserted by civilians.

EXCLUSIVE: I want to meet President Zuma, says S Sudan rebel leader

2016-10-15 15:18

South Sudan's former vice president Reik Machar says he wants to meet with President Jacob Zuma and his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa to tell his side of the story in the ongoing civil war that has ravaged his country.

S Sudan's Riek Machar now in SA for medical treatment

2016-10-14 10:00

South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar is reportedly in South Africa to receive medical treatment after he fled fighting that erupted in the east African country in July.

UN: South Sudan unrest rises amid Kiir's death rumours

2016-10-13 18:30

The UN has warned of increasing violence in South Sudan as the government was forced to publicly dismiss rumours of President Salva Kiir's death to quell rising tensions.

Top Africa Stories: Zimbabwe, DRC, S Sudan

2016-10-12 19:23

South Sudan leader Riek Machar heads to SA for "medical check-up", Zimbabwean pastor petitions pope Francis over Mugabe and , DRC stability at "extreme risk".

S Sudan rebel leader heads to SA 'for medical tests'

2016-10-12 09:10

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar, a pariah for the West since his call last month for renewed civil war, is headed to South Africa for medical check-ups, a report says.

UN says South Sudan again suspends airdrops of food aid

2016-10-10 21:30

The World Food Programme says South Sudan's government has suspended airdrops of food aid, the latest obstacle humanitarian officials have faced in this troubled country.

Obama grants waiver to South Sudan, others on child soldiers

2016-10-07 17:03

President Barack Obama has issued waivers that continue US military assistance for troubled South Sudan and six other nations where child soldiers have been used.

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