South Sudan


South Sudan bill gives security forces 'excessive' powers

2014-10-01 16:03

South Sudanese lawmakers have proposed granting security forces the ability to make "virtually unrestricted powers of arrest" in the war-torn nation, Amnesty International warns.

Scores killed in South Sudan bus crash

2014-09-29 17:42

At least 56 people have been killed after a bus travelling from South Sudan to Uganda crashed into a truck, doctors say.

Hungry South Sudanese 'under the radar': Red Cross

2014-09-25 22:09

The scale of South Sudan’s food crisis remains a massive unknown, with aid workers fearing the worst in isolated parts of the conflict-ravaged country, the international Red Cross says.

South Sudan bans foreign aid workers

2014-09-16 23:41

Authorities in war-torn South Sudan have announced a ban on foreign workers, including staff with foreign aid agencies.

UN: Chopper which crashed in South Sudan shot down

2014-09-09 20:38

The UN mission in South Sudan says a preliminary investigation shows its helicopter that crashed in the country last month was shot down.

Rights groups call for South Sudan arms embargo

2014-09-04 14:44

South Sudanese rights groups have demanded an international arms embargo for their conflict-wracked nation, as millions of dollars worth of newly-bought weapons fuel an almost nine-month long civil war.

S Sudan army, rebels trade blame for downing UN helicopter

2014-08-28 08:59

South Sudan’s rebels and army have traded blame for shooting down a UN helicopter killing three crew and scuppering a day-old ceasefire deal, the fourth in eight months of war.

South Sudan rivals sign another ceasefire

2014-08-25 19:39

South Sudan's warring leaders have signed a fresh ceasefire vowing to end more than eight months of conflict.

S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

China presses South Sudan over new violence

2014-08-20 12:39

China's foreign minister has pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and dialogue in the country which is reliant on Chinese investment.

Celebrating South Sudan troops fire on UN base

2014-08-19 16:37

South Sudanese soldiers opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 40 000 civilians, wounding a child and spraying bullets across the camp.

South Sudan shuts key radio station

2014-08-18 14:15

Security forces in South Sudan have shut one of the country's main independent radio stations and arrested its news editor after it broadcast rebel views, the station says.

UN threatens S Sudan leaders with sanctions

2014-08-13 10:15

The UN has warned South Sudan's warring leaders they would face sanctions if a civil war that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine does not stop.

US gives $180m for food in South Sudan

2014-08-12 19:50

The United States will provide approximately $180m to help feed the people of South Sudan due to a risk of famine there.

Kerry slams failed South Sudan peace deal

2014-08-12 10:45

The United States has lambasted South Sudan's warring factions after they missed a key deadline to forge a unity government.

E Africa drought, war puts 14m at risk

2014-08-09 08:18

Poor rains and multiple conflicts across eastern Africa have put over 14 million people in need of food aid, three years since extreme drought devastated the region.

Violence puts South Sudan close to catastrophe - UN

2014-08-07 10:14

A top UN official has told the Security Council that a fresh wave of violence in South Sudan is dragging the country closer to a 'humanitarian catastrophe'.

World bodies move toward South Sudan ultimatum

2014-08-06 12:18

The international community is moving toward issuing an ultimatum to the parties in South Sudan's civil war raging since 2013, US secretary of state John Kerry warns.

South Sudan media crackdown hurting progress

2014-08-01 14:39

Amid civil war and famine warnings, South Sudan's tough security forces have cracked down on journalists, suffocating debate on how to end the fighting, rights groups say.

UN: South Sudan food crisis worst in the world

2014-07-26 09:03

South Sudan's food crisis is now the worst in the world, the UN Security Council says as it called for urgent funding to step up deliveries of desperately-needed aid.

S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda

2014-07-22 18:52

South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president.

South Sudan truce crumbles

2014-07-22 09:07

South Sudan rebels and government troops have battled over the strategic town of Nasir, the UN says, with rebels launching their largest offensive since an oft-broken May truce.

S Sudan rebels launch new offensive

2014-07-21 09:01

South Sudan rebels have launched an offensive to retake a key town near the border with Ethiopia in what the UN says is a clear violation of a truce agreement.

US sending $22m more to aid S Sudan

2014-07-11 07:40

The US is sending an additional $22m in humanitarian assistance to refugees and people displaced by the violence in South Sudan.

 

South Sudan factions agree on federal govt

2014-09-30 16:10

Mediators say South Sudan's warring factions have agreed on the installation of a federal system of government in South Sudan.

Salva Kiir snubs talks on South Sudan in New York

2014-09-26 09:36

The US has warned of positive new sanctions on South Sudanese leaders as President Salva Kiir snubbed talks in New York on the nine-month conflict wracking his country.

South Sudan mediators condemns renewed fighting

2014-09-20 17:57

Mediators of the conflict in South Sudan say there is renewed fighting there between government and rebel troops.

South Sudan sets limits on foreign workers

2014-09-16 20:00

South Sudan will from next month require that companies and non-government organisations employ locals.

Ethiopia refugee camp flooded - DWB

2014-09-06 07:43

Doctors Without Borders says a camp in Ethiopia hosting 40 000 refugees from South Sudan is flooded from heavy rains and that it must be abandoned.

South Sudan faces possible famine

2014-08-28 16:02

War-torn South Sudan faces possible famine next year, the UN chief in the country warns, as aid workers say the shooting down of a UN helicopter threatens efforts to save lives.

South Sudan warring sides face sanctions

2014-08-25 13:06

Warring sides in South Sudan face "punitive sanctions", the rebels for killings a ceasefire and the government for violating a truce, the top mediator of the stalled peace talks has warned.

Ethiopia now Africa's biggest refugee host

2014-08-19 15:36

The spiralling crisis in war-ravaged South Sudan has sent nearly 200 000 refugees into Ethiopia, making it Africa's largest refugee-hosting country.

Heavy fighting in S Sudan amid sanctions warnings

2014-08-15 11:57

South Sudan's civil war has entered its ninth month with rebels and government troops engaged in heavy battles, diplomats say, days after UN warnings of sanctions in the conflict continues.

Threat of famine, fighting loom over South Sudan

2014-08-13 07:21

The risk of famine and reports of growing arms imports could bring fresh woe to South Sudan, a delegation from the UN Security Council has warned.

UN Security Council in S Sudan to push for peace

2014-08-12 14:41

UN Security Council ambassadors have landed in war-torn South Sudan in a bid to end eight months of conflict that has pushed the young nation to the brink of famine.

South Sudan rebel chief meets Sudan's Bashir

2014-08-10 21:50

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has held talks with Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir as a deadline passed to end months of civil war in the South.

S Sudan: Conditions 'an affront to human dignity'

2014-08-08 15:13

The aid group Doctors Without Borders says that residents in South Sudan living in a UN camp because of the fear of violence are enduring conditions that are an affront to human dignity.

South Sudan peace talks resume as famine looms

2014-08-04 19:37

Peace talks to end South Sudan's more than seven month-long civil war have resumed with mediators warning rival leaders would face repercussions if fighting continued.

Don't forget South Sudan, Tutu urges

2014-07-31 14:33

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu has urged world leaders focused on conflict in the Middle East and Ukraine not to forget the "ghastly suffering" in South Sudan.

S Sudan warring sides to resume talks

2014-07-24 09:19

South Sudan's warring leaders are set to resume peace talks by the end of the month, mediators say, as warnings grow of famine within weeks if fighting continues.

S Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pull out fails

2014-07-22 14:00

South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation have left without meeting officials, the foreign minister says.

Emaciated children in looming South Sudan famine

2014-07-22 05:00

A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding centre in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan, points to the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine.

At least 7 million need aid in Sudan

2014-07-16 11:08

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan have helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN says.

Cholera threatens 1 000s in South Sudan

2014-07-11 15:12

The aid group Save the Children says an outbreak of cholera is putting thousands of lives at risk in parts of violence-hit South Sudan.

EU imposes sanctions on S Sudanese military leaders

2014-07-10 14:54

The EU has imposed a travel ban and asset freezes on two South Sudanese military leaders it says are violating ceasefire agreements put in place to stop fighting that has killed thousands.

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