South Sudan

S Sudan oil-state battles 'grave' concern - UN

2014-04-17 14:58

The UN peacekeepers say they are "gravely concerned" at heavy fighting in South Sudan’s key oil state of Unity, after rebels seized the town of Bentiu in a renewed offensive.

Ramaphosa returns from South Sudan

2014-04-17 07:23

Cyril Ramaphosa has concluded his visit to South Sudan, where he met with President Salva Kiir and other stakeholders on the process to resolve the ongoing conflict, the department of international relations says.

South Sudanese flood into Ethiopia

2014-04-16 11:49

Up to 1 000 refugees from war-torn South Sudan are fleeing to Ethiopia each day, many of then on the brink of death, the UN says.

UK man walks length of Nile

2014-04-11 22:32

Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveller have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.

Doctors Without Borders blasts UN in S Sudan

2014-04-09 18:56

In a blistering criticism of the UN mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders has said that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21 000 displaced people to safer grounds.

Obama clears way for S Sudan sanctions

2014-04-04 08:46

President Barack Obama is warning that the US may levy sanctions on individuals and entities involved in stoking violence and instability in South Sudan.

UN officials see severe hunger in S Sudan

2014-04-03 07:41

Desperate South Sudan villagers are eating grass and roots to survive as the World Food Programme starts costly air drops of food to northern parts of the country.

S Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need

2014-03-31 11:38

War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN says, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.

S Sudan troops in Abyei 'threaten peace'

2014-03-28 12:49

A top aide to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says the presence of South Sudanese troops in the disputed border area of Abyei threatens peace less than three years after the two countries split.

More humanitarian aid to South Sudan

2014-03-25 21:12

The United States is increasing humanitarian aid to South Sudan to $411m, funnelling it through UN agencies and non-governmental organisations.

Sudan, South to resume border monitoring

2014-03-20 07:53

Sudan and South Sudan have agreed to reactivate a joint monitoring force along their contested border, a source says, as the southern government fights a rebellion.

Sudan Islamists protest French role in CAR

2014-03-14 16:13

At least fundamental Muslim protesters in Sudan have gathered for the second week in a row to denounce France’s role in the CAR.

S Sudan army battles rebels in key oil town

2014-03-13 16:55

South Sudan’s army says it is battling rebels in the strategic oil city of Malakal, the latest clashes in the nearly three-month-long conflict.

AU opens probe into S Sudan atrocities

2014-03-12 12:21

The African Union has opened a commission of inquiry into atrocities carried out in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan.

UN to airlift food aid to S Sudan refugees

2014-03-07 14:19

WFP says it is planning to airlift and airdrop urgently needed food aid to thousands of refugees and others affected by the conflict in South Sudan.

S Sudan calm but tense after night of shooting

2014-03-06 11:42

South Sudan’s capital is calm but tense, witnesses say, a day after fighting broke out between soldiers, in an apparent pay dispute, and a night of heavy gunfire.

Gunfire erupts in army base in S Sudan capital

2014-03-05 10:34

Gunfire has erupted inside the main military barracks in the South Sudanese capital Juba, almost three months after fighting between soldiers in the city sparked a broader conflict.

S Sudan govt, rebels halt peace talks

2014-03-04 13:51

South Sudan’s government and rebels are taking a more than two-week break from key peace talks having seemingly made little to no progress in three weeks, mediators say.

S Sudan: Patients shot dead in hospital beds

2014-02-26 12:45

Warring fighters in South Sudan have looted hospitals and murdered patients in their beds cutting life-saving healthcare to hundreds of thousands of people, MSF says.

South Sudan: 150 treated for gunshot wounds

2014-02-22 09:00

South Sudan's government says that rebel fighters are in control of the capital of an oil-rich state that has seen several days of heavy fighting.

S Sudan says contact lost with key town

2014-02-19 14:32

South Sudan’s army says it has lost contact with its troops in the key oil hub of Malakal following a major offensive by rebels.

South Sudan: Rebels massing

2014-02-17 21:24

South Sudan's army has accused rebel forces of massing troops and preparing to launch an assault against the strategic northern oil town of Malakal.

3rd group at S Sudan talks

2014-02-14 05:45

South Sudan political detainees who form a 3rd group at the peace talks, have spoken for the first time since the violence.

S Sudan FM vows accountability for all behind violence

2014-02-13 09:06

South Sudan’s foreign minister has warned that all those behind the recent violence would be held accountable, regardless of ethnic origin.

South Sudan violence persists despite cease fire

2014-02-12 18:28

Officials working to stop violence in South Sudan say that a cease fire signed in January appears not to be holding.


UN chief: 1m S Sudanese may face famine

2014-04-17 12:52

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has warned that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan in the coming months unless the world takes immediate action.

S Sudan army admits loss of key oil town

2014-04-16 13:52

South Sudan’s army says rebels have wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

S Sudan rebel leader vows to take key oil fields

2014-04-15 12:45

The leader of South Sudan rebels has vowed to attack capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning that the civil war will not end until the country’s president is ousted.

US announces sanctions in S Sudan conflict

2014-04-11 13:19

The US, which backed the independence of South Sudan, will take targeted sanctions against those involved in the conflict which has ravaged the young nation for the past four months.

MSF issues attack on 'shameful' UN in S Sudan

2014-04-09 14:21

A leading international aid agency has issued a stinging attack on the UN mission in South Sudan, accusing it of a “shameful attitude” and leaving thousands of displaced living in squalor.

S Sudan on verge of Africa's worst famine

2014-04-03 17:00

War-torn South Sudan could become the scene of the worst famine catastrophe in Africa in decades without more aid and a ceasefire to let farmers reach their fields, the UN has warned.

S Sudan peace talks break as crisis worsens

2014-04-02 17:30

Peace talks aimed at ending over three months of civil war in South Sudan have been paused until the end of April, rebels say.

UN: Over a million flee South Sudan conflict

2014-03-29 17:39

Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.

South Sudan facing major food crisis

2014-03-26 11:14

Millions of people in war-wracked South Sudan are facing a food shortage as the rainy season approaches, a top UN official warns.

West threatens sanctions against S Sudan

2014-03-20 10:01

South Sudan’s main Western backers have threatened to impose targeted sanctions against the country’s warring sides.

UN: 1 000s killed, abused in South Sudan

2014-03-19 09:47

Politically fuelled ethnic violence in South Sudan has led to the brutal killing and abuse of thousands of civilians, the UN peacekeeping chief says.

Spectre of famine in South Sudan

2014-03-13 17:53

South Sudan faces possible famine if warring government and rebel forces do not heed a ceasefire deal they have signed.

Leaders gather for S Sudan crisis summit

2014-03-13 14:47

East African heads of state have gathered in the latest push for peace in war-torn South Sudan, where almost three months of conflict has left thousands dead.

South Sudan treason trial opens

2014-03-12 05:30

The trial of four top South Sudanese leaders accused of treason for allegedly attempting to topple President Salva Kiir has started.

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

2014-03-07 08:59

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general says.

Sounds of war rattle South Sudan capital

2014-03-05 21:17

Sounds of war are rattling South Sudan's capital after a soldier pay dispute leaves five in the military dead.

East African states mull stabilisation force

2014-03-04 21:05

East African states are considering sending troops into South Sudan to help enforce a ceasefire deal between government forces and rebels.

HRW: All sides committing 'war crimes' in S Sudan

2014-02-27 10:58

War crimes have been committed by all sides in conflict-wracked South Sudan, HRW says, reporting widespread atrocities in weeks of carnage in the world’s younger nation.

S Sudan conflict deteriorating, Kenya warns

2014-02-26 07:43

Violence in war-torn South Sudan is worsening, neighbouring Kenya's top security body warns, condemning a "total disregard" by battling forces for a ceasefire deal it helped broker last month.

South Sudan UN base short of water

2014-02-19 18:17

The UN compound at Malakai in South Sudan is reporting a shortage of water and are trapped inside.

Fresh fighting breaks out in South Sudan

2014-02-18 11:50

Fighting has resumed in South Sudan after rebel forces attacked the capital of the oil-producing state of Upper Nile, a military official says.

Sudan-rebel peace talks begin

2014-02-14 07:32

The Sudanese government and rebels have started peace talks in Ethiopia amid UN calls for a ceasefire.

SA soldiers ambushed, robbed in South Sudan

2014-02-13 09:28

South African soldiers have been ambushed and robbed of equipment during a peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the SA Navy says.

Cluster bombs used in South Sudan

2014-02-12 22:11

UN leader Ban Ki-moon has condemned what he says was the use of cluster bombs in the war in South Sudan.

South Sudan rebels withdraw boycott threat

2014-02-11 22:32

South Sudanese rebels have withdrawn a threat to boycott peace talks with the government.

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