South Sudan


'I cannot go back': South Sudan refugee clan begins new life

2017-04-28 11:57

It begins with a walk across a wooden bridge, as Alfred Wani, 80, joins the ranks of 800 000 who have fled South Sudan's civil war to be refugees in Uganda

S Sudan hosting rebels to 'extend war' in Sudan: security

2017-04-25 13:00

Sudan's powerful security agency on Monday accused breakaway South Sudan of staging talks with rebels fighting Khartoum's forces in two southern states, with the goal of "extending the war" there.

South Sudan's hunger crisis drives students from classes

2017-04-22 13:02

In South Sudan, where hundreds of thousands are on the brink of starvation and famine has been declared in two counties, children are struggling to learn because of lack of food.

US to continue training regional troops against Uganda’s LRA

2017-04-21 17:06

The United States has said that it will still train east and central African troops to prevent Uganda’s notorious Lord's Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony’s fighters from regrouping.

UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees

2017-04-19 11:36

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have been released unharmed

Japan withdraws troops from war-torn South Sudan peacekeeping mission

2017-04-18 18:08

Japan has reportedly started to withdraw its soldiers from a United Nation peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after completing its five-year mandate in the war-torn nation.

South Sudan rebels say troops kill 14 civilians in Raga town

2017-04-15 21:55

South Sudan rebels say government troops kill 14 civilians in attack on Raga town

British official: South Sudan violence is tribal genocide

2017-04-13 11:18

A senior British official says she believes the violence in South Sudan is now genocide that is being perpetrated along tribal lines.

Nigeria sees 'massive spike' in death sentences: Amnesty International

2017-04-12 11:02

Nigeria handed down an astonishing 527 death sentences in 2016, three times more than the previous year, in what Amnesty International has described as a "massive and worrying spike".

At least 16 killed in fighting in S Sudan second city

2017-04-11 10:44

At least 16 civilians were killed in fighting between government troops and rebels in South Sudan's second-largest city Wau, the United Nations peacekeeping mission (UNMISS) said in a statement.

 

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25 000 people

2017-04-26 18:55

A spokesperson for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says more than 25 000 people have been displaced by fighting in the South Sudan town of Kodok.

No one detained over South Sudan civilian killings, UN says

2017-04-23 18:00

The United Nations' top human rights official in South Sudan says no one has been detained in connection with recent killings of civilians in the western town of Wau.

South Sudan fighting forces 100 000 to flee, says UN report

2017-04-21 20:24

A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100 000 civilians, the United Nations has said, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire humanitarian problems.

South Sudan war strains Uganda's generous refugee policy

2017-04-21 06:00

Ugandan motorbike taxi driver Sadiq Agotre grumbles as he waits for a rare client among thousands of South Sudanese refugees hoping to receive food rations in the outskirts of his town.

S Sudan ex-rebels hold dozen UN staff hostage in DRC: UN official

2017-04-19 06:01

South Sudanese former rebels are holding about a dozen UN staff hostage in a refugee camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official has said.

As famine looms, US senators seek more efficient food aid

2017-04-16 11:56

As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two US senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war.

WFP says 3 contract workers killed in South Sudan

2017-04-14 17:26

The World Food Programme has condemned the deaths of three contract workers in fighting that has engulfed Wau, South Sudan's second-largest city.

South Sudan's war disrupts farming, creates famine

2017-04-13 08:54

South Sudan's three-year civil war and economic crisis has disrupted farming so much that famine has been declared in two counties and threatens to spread. Millions of people are going hungry and thousands are at risk of starvation, say aid officials.

South Sudan famine could spread to 'catastrophe'

2017-04-11 19:20

Aid workers say two months after the world's youngest nation declared a famine, hunger has become more widespread than expected.

South Sudan residents say army carrying out ethnic killings

2017-04-11 06:01

Targeted ethnic killings and killings of civilians by government soldiers spread panic throughout the western town of Wau, residents have said.

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