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US ambassador Haley to pay first visit to Africa

2017-10-20 20:59

US Ambassador Nikki Haley will be the highest-ranking administration official to visit Africa next week when she travels to South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ethiopia.

DRC, CAR crises under debate at 'Great Lakes' summit

2017-10-19 06:11

The crises in Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi and South Sudan are expected to come under the microscope at a 12-nation summit in Brazzaville, officials say.

South Sudan's government lukewarm about new peace push: UN

2017-10-18 09:47

South Sudan's government has shown little interest in a new regional peace initiative that the United States has described as a final chance to end the war, the UN peacekeeping chief has said.

At least 6 killed in northern Kenya school raid

2017-10-14 19:00

Six people, including five students, were killed in an attack by suspected South Sudanese raiders on a boarding school in Lokichogio, in Kenya's far north, authorities have said.

UN chief: Donors kept famine at bay, but more aid needed

2017-10-14 11:00

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says the need for humanitarian aid in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen and northeast Nigeria has increased.

Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as 'people suffer'

2017-10-13 17:45

An Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as corruption, civil war blamed; 'People suffer'

South Sudan winning against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter

2017-10-09 15:38

Wracked by civil war, South Sudan is still winning the battle against Guinea worm, says Jimmy Carter

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 12:42

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

South Sudan official expresses optimism at UN

2017-09-24 14:01

South Sudan's first vice president says the government is confident that peace will soon return to the world's newest nation after nearly four years of civil war

Riek Machar's men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

2017-09-21 14:09

Fighters loyal to an exiled former deputy president in South Sudan have attacked government forces in Unity state, leading to the deaths of 25 people including civilians, according to officials.

 

South Sudan forces 'assaulted' UN commander

2017-10-20 08:18

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report says.

UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan

2017-10-18 16:41

Despite warnings from officials and pleas from residents, UN, US has failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, especially in region of Yei.

Suspect lynched after deadly school attack in Kenya

2017-10-15 08:00

A student suspected of joining in an armed raid that killed six at a school in Kenya's far north was stoned to death by angry locals and his body burned, officials have said.

Civilians bear brunt of oil-rich South Sudan's fuel shortage

2017-10-14 15:01

South Sudan which is reliant on oil for 98% of its economy, is facing one of its worst fuel crises since civil war began in 2013.

UN fears 2017 will be record year for attacks on schools

2017-10-13 20:57

With 500 attacks on schools documented in just six months, 2017 is shaping up as a record year for the number of schools bombed and destroyed in war zones like Yemen, South Sudan and Syria, a UN official has said.

Growth to strengthen in sub-Saharan Africa: IMF

2017-10-11 10:32

Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa is set to accelerate to 3.4% next year, the International Monetary Fund has said, citing Nigeria's recovering oil and agricultural sectors.

UN chief: Over 8 000 children killed, hurt in conflicts

2017-10-06 13:43

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres says it's unacceptable and appalling that more than 8 000 children were killed or injured in conflicts last year and is urging combatants to do more to protect boys and girls.

Haley in South Sudan will warn leaders on peace deal

2017-09-27 08:30

US Ambassador Nikki Haley says she will tell South Sudan's leaders when she visits Juba next month to seize a final chance for peace and quickly revive a political deal to end the three-year war.

US boosts aid for war famines by $575m

2017-09-21 21:01

The United States has said it will spend another $575m to help the millions facing starvation and violence amid wars and unrest in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia.

At least 25 dead in S Sudan oil state battle

2017-09-19 20:00

An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official has said.

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