South Sudan

UN: S Sudan rebels attack UN base in possible 'war crime'

2015-07-02 17:12

South Sudan rebels have opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 30 000 civilians, killing one and wounding six in a possible war crime, the UN says.

UN accuses S Sudan govt forces of abusing, burning women alive

2015-07-01 12:59

The UN has accused South Sudan’s government forces and its allies of sexually abusing women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes during recent fighting in the conflict-torn nation.

South Sudan's rival leaders meet as fighting continues

2015-06-29 12:58

South Sudan's warring rival leaders have held face-to-face talks in Kenya but failed to make progress as fighting continues on the ground.

6 South Sudan commanders targeted for UN sanctions

2015-06-27 11:00

A UN committee is weighing imposing sanctions on six senior commanders from South Sudan, the first to face penalties over the 18-month war, diplomats say.

100s more child soldiers recruited in South Sudan

2015-06-25 17:49

Warring forces in South Sudan have abducted as many as a thousand more child soldiers in the latest abuses in the 18-month long civil war, military monitors say.

Cholera outbreak kills at least 18 in South Sudan

2015-06-23 13:15

At least 18 people have died of cholera in war-torn South Sudan, the health ministry says, as it declares an outbreak of the highly contagious infection.

Don't reduce force in Darfur - US diplomat

2015-06-20 11:02

The US ambassador has urges the UN not to reduce peacekeepers in Darfur where conditions are worsening and called for sanctions to be enforced.

Unicef: Boys castrated, girls raped in South Sudan

2015-06-18 19:28

The UN children's agency says at least 129 children have been killed - with boys castrated and girls raped - during a government offensive last month in South Sudan.

UN: Attacks on peacekeepers, civilians in Darfur increasing

2015-06-11 06:34

The United Nations has warned that violent attacks on international peacekeepers and civilians in Sudan's conflict-torn Darfur region have been increasing while tens of thousands of people have been forced to flee.

US slams UN envoy expulsion from South Sudan

2015-06-03 09:49

United States has condemned South Sudan's expulsion of an outspoken UN aid co-ordinator as an 'affront to the international community' and called for the strife-torn country to reverse its decision.


UN imposes first sanctions on 6 South Sudan commanders

2015-07-02 10:59

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on six commanders from South Sudan, the first to be blacklisted in a country where 18 months of war have brought horrific violence.

South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive - UN

2015-06-30 11:43

South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report says.

South Sudan rebels battle over key town as talks collapse

2015-06-28 18:58

Warring forces in South Sudan have battled over a key northern town with both rebels and the army claiming control after the latest peace talks collapsed without progress.

Mediator proposes peace plan for South Sudan

2015-06-26 06:06

The chief mediator in South Sudan peace talks hpes a new 'compromise' proposal would put an end to 18 months of ethnic bloodletting in the world's youngest country.

At least 18 die of cholera in South Sudan in 3 weeks

2015-06-25 08:24

Cholera has killed at least 18 people in Juba, capital of South Sudan, in the last three weeks and the government will step up measures to counter the spread of the disease, an official says.

South Sudan cholera outbreak kills 7

2015-06-22 20:33

A Cholera outbreak in South Sudan has killed 7, with 37 more cases confirmed.

129 children killed in South Sudan fighting - Unicef

2015-06-19 07:51

At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children’s agency.

Helicopters deliver aid to 1000s fleeing S Sudan violence

2015-06-17 07:30

Helicopters have delivered life-saving supplies to thousands of people uprooted by fighting in South Sudan to help them survive the lean season, aid agencies say.

South Sudan rebels claim key oilfields

2015-06-06 23:00

South Sudan's rebels have claimed they had seized control of key oilfields in the north of the country after weeks of heavy fighting with government forces.

Sudan's Bashir vows 'new page' for Sudan

2015-06-02 21:04

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has vowed at his swearing in for another five-year term he would bring peace and mend relations with the West.

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