South Sudan

Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence

2015-05-21 16:29

Rape and killing driven by revenge is spiralling to new highs in South Sudan after months of fighting, aid groups say.

South Sudan fighting continues near major oilfield, 4 killed

2015-05-20 19:31

Four people have been killed after two mortar bombs hit a UN compound and a site housing civilians in the town of Melut, near South Sudan's Paloch oilfields, a state official says.

South Sudan army advancing

2015-05-18 21:02

South Sudan's army is advancing on a key rebel enclave, as UN and aid agencies warn fighting has cut hundreds of thousands of civilians off from aid.

South Sudan rebels in major assault on key town

2015-05-16 17:01

Rebels in South Sudan have launched a large-scale attack on the strategic northern town of Malakal, an official and aid sources say.

UN in South Sudan air dash as harvest fears mount

2015-05-14 18:07

The UN is airlifting seeds to farmers in civil war-wracked South Sudan in a race against time to ensure a grain harvest this year in the worst-hit areas.

'Girls raped, boys abducted, towns torched' as South Sudan battle rages

2015-05-12 14:17

Gunmen in South Sudan have raped girls, seized boys to become soldiers and torched towns in some of the heaviest fighting seen in the 17-month-long civil war, the UN says.

100 000 flee week of South Sudan fighting

2015-05-08 17:01

Up to 100 000 people have fled a week of heavy fighting in South Sudan's civil war in the key northern oil state of Unity.

Kerry endorses 'hybrid court' to try South Sudan crimes

2015-05-05 08:57

US Secretary of State John Kerry says South Sudan is at “grave risk” as he announced US backing for a “hybrid court” to hold warring parties to account.

Sudan's Bashir warns South Sudan over rebels

2015-04-29 10:26

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says South Sudan is supporting and hosting Sudanese rebels inside its territory, and has warned Juba to disarm them or face repercussions.

South Sudan opposition leader says troops surround his home

2015-04-24 14:48

An opposition leader in South Sudan says his house in the capital is surrounded overnight by the country's security forces.


US condemns worsening violence in South Sudan

2015-05-21 12:29

The US has condemned intense fighting in war-wracked South Sudan, where government forces recaptured a key rebel enclave after a weeks-long assault marred by accusations of right abuses.

South Sudan rebels say they captured oil refinery in Upper Nile

2015-05-19 21:14

South Sudan’s rebels have captured a refinery near a key oilfield in Upper Nile State, where fighting has flared up in recent days, their spokesperson says.

South Sudan rebels say killed 'many' government soldiers

2015-05-18 17:25

South Sudanese rebels have killed “many” government soldiers in three days of fighting in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State, a rebel military spokesperson says.

'Grave' abuses in S Sudan army offensive

2015-05-15 22:06

South Sudan's army has carried out 'grave' human rights abuses in an all-out offensive that has cut off aid from half a million people.

South Sudan new aid bill a problem

2015-05-12 21:20

A new South Sudan bill requires international aid agencies, civic organizations and volunteer groups to employ South Sudanese in 80% of staff positions.

Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw

2015-05-09 20:56

Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan's northern Unity State and humanitarian organisations have withdrawn staff from the area.

South Sudan seeks to strengthen ties with Zimbabwe

2015-05-06 14:45

South Sudan has reportedly expressed its desire for Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe to attend its fifth independence celebrations in July, as the two countries seek to strengthen bilateral relations.

South Sudan's future at grave risk - Kerry

2015-05-04 19:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says South Sudan's government and rebels have failed to make compromises needed to end a civil conflict.

S Sudan leaders must strike deal for sake of nation - UN

2015-04-25 16:05

South Sudan’s warring leaders must strike a compromise deal, the EU’s aid chief says, warning the international community is running out of patience over the country’s civil war.

South Sudan dissident says under 'house arrest'

2015-04-24 12:21

A South Sudanese opposition leader who has spoken out against both sides in the civil war says he appears to have been placed under house arrest.

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