South Sudan

South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

2015-08-02 20:18

South Sudan has become the Olympic movement's 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year's Rio Olympics.

US envoy tired of South Sudan warring

2015-07-30 19:04

The US special envoy to South Sudan says that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal.

Manna from heaven for South Sudan hell

2015-07-28 21:23

The sacks of grain falling from the sky are the first food aid the people of Dablual have seen in months since fighting cut the South Sudanese village off in April.

Obama holds talks on security, human rights in Ethiopia

2015-07-27 13:29

President Barack Obama huddled with Ethiopia's leaders for talks on counterterrorism, human rights and regional security issues, including the crisis in neighbouring South Sudan.

Warning of 'devastating' toll in South Sudan war

2015-07-23 22:10

UN aid chief Stephen O'Brien has warned of the "devastating" toll on the people of South Sudan of 19 months of a civil war marked by atrocities.

South Sudan army crushed civilians under tanks

2015-07-22 22:04

Report by rights group accuses government troops of committing war crimes in rebel-held parts of the Unity State.

Group accuses South Sudanese army of crimes

2015-07-22 14:40

The South Sudanese army and allied militia have committed human rights violations while fighting rebels in the country's oil-rich north, the rights group Human Rights Watch says.

S Sudan govt troops crushed civilians with tanks - HRW

2015-07-22 12:23

South Sudanese government troops crushed fleeing civilians with tanks, then reversed to check they had killed them, carried out public gang rapes and burned people alive, a rights group says.

South Sudan to bar UN official over rights report

2015-07-12 22:58

A South Sudanese official says a UN diplomat based in the country's northern Unity state will be expelled after the publication of a human rights report that accused government forces of committing widespread attacks on civilians there.

US 'heartbreak, horror' on South Sudan anniversary

2015-07-10 07:38

A top aide of President Barack Obama has spoken of her heartbreak and horror at the plight of South Sudan, which marked four turbulent years of independence under the shadow of civil war.


South Sudan: Thousands risk starvation amid Nile blockade

2015-08-01 16:09

Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food.

South Sudan soldiers stole relief food – official

2015-07-30 14:55

A local official says soldiers believed to be South Sudanese government troops and allied militia stole relief food and killed seven people in an attack in a rebel-held part of Unity state.

Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention

2015-07-27 14:13

President Barack Obama is warning the world can't wait long to address the deteriorating situation in South Sudan.

Obama to wade into South Sudan peace drive

2015-07-27 07:01

US President Barack Obama will try to build African support for tough action against South Sudan's warring leaders if they reject an August peace ultimatum.

South Sudan rivals get peace deadline

2015-07-23 21:07

South Sudan's warring leaders have been given a deadline to agree another peace deal to end 19-months of civil war, mediators say.

South Sudan rebel leader fires top commanders

2015-07-22 17:14

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has fired two high-ranking commanders, exposing widening rifts within the rebel movement and possibly weakening his negotiating hand at the latest peace talk.

George Clooney launches project to 'end war in Africa'

2015-07-22 13:25

Hollywood actor, George Clooney, has launched a new initiative called The Sentry aimed at ending conflicts on the African continent by tracking the money that fuels them.

S Sudan cholera outbreak spreads, deaths rise

2015-07-21 10:11

Cholera in war-torn South Sudan has spread to another state, with at least 39 dead since an outbreak was declared last month, the World Health Organisation says.

Patients die as S Sudan fighting forces medics to flee

2015-07-10 15:24

A dozen patients have died and dozens more wounded are without care in a South Sudanese hospital after fighting forced medics to flee, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

UN peacekeeping chief pushes for South Sudan arms embargo

2015-07-09 14:35

The UN peacekeeping chief has pushed the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, where he sees little prospect of a political solution.

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