South Sudan

South Sudan peace deal at 'critical' stage: AU

2015-11-29 19:44

South Sudan's repeatedly broken peace deal is at a "critical stage", the African Union has warned, calling on rival forces to honour commitments amid fears it is close to collapse.

More UN peacekeepers needed for South Sudan

2015-11-25 05:16

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wants 1 100 extra peacekeepers to be sent to South Sudan to help protect civilians.

South Sudan boosts presidential powers

2015-11-19 18:44

South Sudan's parliament changed the constitution to boost presidential powers amid fears violence is spreading to new areas in the country.

Black boxes in S Sudan air crash recovered – report

2015-11-10 11:03

Investigators in South Sudan have found the two black boxes from a Soviet-era Antonov plane which crashed last week killing at least 36 people, a report says.

Children massacred in South Sudan battles: UN

2015-11-07 14:42

Dozens of children have been killed in fighting in South Sudan, where battles rage despite political deals to end almost two years of civil war, the United Nations has said.

Famine looms in S Sudan war zones as aid agencies blocked

2015-11-06 08:41

Weeks after the UN-backed experts warned that thousands are dying of starvation in South Sudan war zones, aid agencies say they cannot access areas to stave off famine because of "spiralling" violence.

S Sudan aviation chief : Plane not OKed to carry passengers

2015-11-05 13:16

The chief of South Sudan’s Civil Aviation says a cargo plane that crashed, killing at least 36 people, wasn’t authorised to carry passengers.

South Sudan rivals boosting weapons stockpiles - UN

2015-11-04 22:50

Warring parties in South Sudan are expanding stockpiles of weapons and ammunition in violation of an August peace deal and President Salva Kiir risks fueling violence with plans to almost triple the number of states in the country.

S Sudan army, rebels agree joint troop deployment in capital

2015-11-04 14:22

South Sudan’s army and rebel forces have agreed to deploy joint military units in the capital, a key stage of a peace deal aimed to end nearly two years of war.

Cargo airplane crashes in South Sudan – report

2015-11-04 10:29

A cargo air plane has crash-landed shortly after taking off from South Sudan’s capital Juba, a UN-backed radio station says.


16 000 children in S Sudan forced into conflict this year: UN

2015-11-27 18:31

Up to 16 000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the UN children's agency says.

S Sudan army begins withdrawal from Juba

2015-11-23 22:51

The South Sudanese army, loyal to President Salva Kiir, has begun withdrawing from the capital Juba ahead of a peace deal deadline agreed with the rebels.

President Kiir seeks support for peace

2015-11-18 17:39

President Salva Kiir has asked South Sudan's lawmakers to back a peace deal aimed at ending two years of civil war and called for continued international support.

Poachers, rangers in wildlife 'guerrilla warfare'

2015-11-09 07:22

Some conservation efforts resemble a kind of guerrilla warfare in which rangers and soldiers stalk - and are stalked by - poachers who are slaughtering Africa's elephants and other wildlife.

Witness: Baby survived S Sudan plane crash in man's arms

2015-11-06 09:52

A 13-month-old baby and a man and infant were the only survivors of a cargo plane that crashed soon after taking off from a South Sudan airport, killing 37 people, a witness and relatives say.

UN divers search South Sudan plane crash site

2015-11-05 15:21

The UN divers in South Sudan are searching the Nile for victims and the black box flight recorder from a plane crash in which at least 36 people died.

South Sudan rival sides expanding arms stockpiles – UN report

2015-11-05 12:05

A UN panel of experts says both sides in South Sudan’s conflict are expanding their weapons stockpiles and violating a peace deal.

Hiding from horror in the swamps of South Sudan

2015-11-04 17:31

Civilians in one of South Sudan's most desperate regions accuse their government of indiscriminate killings in recent months, forcing thousands to flee to swamp islands for safety where there is little medicine or food.

At least 25 dead in cargo plane crash in S Sudan capital

2015-11-04 12:09

At least 25 people have been killed after a plane crash-landed shortly after taking off from South Sudan’s capital Juba, a report says.

13 UN hostages freed in South Sudan

2015-11-02 12:16

Thirteen United Nations workers in South Sudan kidnapped by rebels have been safely freed a week after their abduction, the UN says.

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