South Sudan

Norwegian Refugee Council staffer detained in South Sudan

2016-12-09 17:03

The Norwegian Refugee Council says that one of its staffers in South Sudan has been detained by the turbulent east African country's National Security Service.

WATCH: Austerity measures fuel discontent in Bashir's Sudan

2016-12-08 09:45

Tensions are high as Sudan’s government tries to resolve the country's economic troubles. Following the secession of South Sudan in 2011, Sudan’s economy has struggled to recover after losing three-quarters of its oil production.

China sends another 120 army peacekeepers to South Sudan

2016-12-06 20:25

China has sent 120 troops to South Sudan as part of a 700-member U.N. peacekeeping force, deepening its commitment to the troubled East African nation

Top Africa News: Gambia, Libya, Zim

2016-12-02 20:30

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh has conceded defeat to opposition leader Adama Barrow, and UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' is under way in S Sudan.

US envoy: South Sudan govt prepares attack in border state

2016-12-01 06:27

A top US diplomat says the US has "credible information" that South Sudan's government is targeting civilians in Central Equatoria state and preparing for "large-scale" attacks within days and weeks.

Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force, have landed in South Sudan in the first such deployment of the country's troops overseas with those expanded powers in nearly 70 years.

Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force, have landed in South Sudan in the first such deployment of the country's troops overseas with those expanded powers in nearly 70 years.

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US seeks sanctions against South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

2016-11-19 19:00

The US has proposed that South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar as well as the army chief and information minister face UN sanctions for their role fueling violence in the war-torn country.

Wave of ethnic killings engulfs town in South Sudan

2016-11-18 17:13

Once a haven of coexistence for South Sudan's ethnic groups, the town of Yei is now the scene of violence, and the UN warns it could spiral into genocide.

UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

2016-11-17 13:24

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning of a "very real risk of mass atrocities" in South Sudan and that peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country will not be able to stop such a bloodbath.

South Sudan: 1 dead, 6 hurt in gun attack on soccer team

2016-11-13 12:01

Gunmen have attacked a bus carrying players and officials of one of South Sudan's top-flight soccer clubs, killing the driver and injuring six others


New Zealander to head UN mission in South Sudan

2016-12-09 11:23

A New Zealand lawmaker who has led UN aid efforts worldwide is to be named the UN mission chief in South Sudan, one of the world's toughest peacekeeping jobs, diplomats say.

AP reporter deported from South Sudan

2016-12-07 15:01

Government agents have ordered a journalist working for The Associated Press out of South Sudan, taking him to the airport in Juba and putting him aboard a flight to Uganda

Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says UN team

2016-12-03 19:00

Rape in South Sudan is "one of the tools being used for ethnic cleansing," a UN team of human rights investigators has said, adding that sexual violence in the east African nation "has reached epic proportions".

UN rights team says 'ethnic cleansing' under way in S Sudan

2016-12-02 07:28

The UN human rights experts say "ethnic cleansing" is under way in South Sudan after visiting the country where violence has soared since a peace deal collapsed in July.

South Sudan accepts UN peacekeepers with no conditions

2016-11-27 07:16

A top South Sudan official says the government has accepted to have with "no conditions" an increased peacekeeping force as mandated by the UN Security Council in August.

Japanese peacekeepers arrive in S Sudan with new mandate

2016-11-21 21:00

Japanese peacekeepers, with a broader mandate to use force have landed in South Sudan, the first overseas deployment of the country's troops with those expanded powers in nearly 70 years.

US to seek UN arms embargo against South Sudan - ambassador

2016-11-18 17:13

The US will in the coming days present a draft Security Council resolution that would impose an arms embargo and targeted sanctions on South Sudan, Ambassador Samantha Power says.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, S Sudan

2016-11-17 19:20

Zimbabwe is at risk of mass atrocities, says the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has urged his supporters to abstain from violence.

Japan OKs additional role for its troops in South Sudan

2016-11-15 17:00

Japan's cabinet has given its approval for an additional mission for Japanese troops in South Sudan to assist the UN peacekeepers with rescue operations, a task opponents say would risk embroiling the troops in international fighting.

Kenya peacekeepers begin withdrawal from South Sudan

2016-11-10 06:09

The first of around 1 000 Kenyan soldiers have returned from South Sudan as the government followed through on a threat to withdraw from the UN peacekeeping mission.

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