South Sudan

Risk of full-blown famine in South Sudan: UN

2016-06-29 21:20

Over a third of South Sudanese face starvation as the war-torn nation runs the risk of a full-blown famine, the UN and the government say.

MSF says UN failed to protect civilians in South Sudan

2016-06-22 09:05

Doctors Without Borders says the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan failed to protect civilians during a February attack on a base in the northern city of Malakal, where at least 25 people were killed.

More than 230 000 South Sudanese in Sudan

2016-06-17 06:06

Sudan is hosting the largest number of South Sudanese refugees, with 232 000 having entered since a civil war erupted at the end of 2013, the UN says.

Ethiopian children abducted by gumen freed

2016-06-09 22:10

Eighty-eight Ethiopian children abducted in April by South Sudanese gunmen have been released and returned home, the UN children's agency says.

British peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

2016-06-06 20:03

British peacekeepers have arrived in South Sudan to serve in a United Nations peacekeeping mission.

S Sudan soldier held over ivory, pangolin meat

2016-05-27 19:00

South Sudan authorities have arrested an army major and a Chinese oil worker for allegedly trafficking ivory and endangered pangolin meat through the country's Paloich oil fields.

Guns of war silent in South Sudan - Ramaphosa

2016-05-25 19:42

South Africa has been honoured to have been part of uniting warring factions and bringing peace to South Sudan, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says.

UN says Sudan 'expels' senior humanitarian official

2016-05-22 21:36

Sudan has "de facto expelled" a senior United Nations humanitarian affairs official after refusing to renew his "stay permit" for another year, a UN statement says.

Ramaphosa security officer dies in Sudan

2016-05-15 12:16

A police officer who was part of the security detail for Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa, has died in Sudan, the Presidency has said.

19 kidnapped Ethiopian children freed

2016-05-10 16:05

Nineteen Ethiopian children who were kidnapped last month by South Sudanese gunmen have been released.


Thousands flee South Sudan fighting

2016-06-29 08:33

More than 40 people have died in days of fighting in a South Sudan town, the government says, with aid agencies warning of dire conditions for over 10 000 people sheltering at a UN base.

S Sudan: More than a ton of Asia-bound ivory seized

2016-06-17 19:12

A South Sudanese wildlife official says more than a ton of ivory has been seized at the airport in the capital, Juba.

4 Kenyans get life for stealing KES1.4bn from South Sudan president's office

2016-06-15 15:07

Four Kenyans have been sentenced to life imprisonment in South Sudan for stealing KES1.4bn from President Salva Kiir's office, reports say.

South Sudan to set up its own Truth and Reconcilaition Commission

2016-06-09 12:08

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir is set to establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission alongside the country's Vice President Riek Machar.

S Sudan resumes talks with Sudan

2016-06-05 14:45

South Sudan has esumed talks with Sudan on a raft of thorny issues, including borders and oil revenues.

Prisoners 'tortured' in South Sudan shipping container prisons

2016-05-27 08:46

Dozens of prisoners in South Sudan are being held in conditions amounting to torture, crammed into metal containers in baking heat with minimal water and food, Amnesty International says.

EU condemns parties in South Sudan for human rights abuses

2016-05-24 07:18

The EU is criticising "all parties" in South Sudan for human rights abuses and killings of civilians and says they "must cease immediately."

Nun shot dead in South Sudan - UN radio

2016-05-20 20:00

A Slovakian nun working as a nurse in war-torn South Sudan has died after being shot, UN radio reports.

Over 8 million people displaced by conflict in 2015

2016-05-11 22:06

Over 8.6 million people were internally displaced due to violence and conflict in 2015, with Yemen, Syria and Iraq accounting for more than half the total number, according to a new report.

South Sudan forms unity government: presidential decree

2016-04-29 17:00

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has named his transitional unity government, sharing power with ex-rebels in a key step in a long-delayed peace process, a decree read out.

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