South Sudan civil war toll estimated at 382 900

2018-09-26 16:32

South Sudan's civil war has caused the deaths of at least 382 900 people - far higher than previous estimates and more than the conflict in Syria, according to a new study.

South Sudan's Kiir hopes talks will bring 'immediate end' to war

2018-06-25 19:00

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir says he hopes his meeting with arch-foe Riek Machar in Khartoum will bring an "immediate end" to the devastating war in their country.

South Sudan's warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

2018-06-20 20:04

South Sudan's warring leaders have met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.

Do not 'squander' S Sudan peace push, mediators told

2018-01-28 08:33

African nations mediating South Sudan's peace efforts must not "squander" the opportunity of a renewed push to end the country's war, the head of an international ceasefire monitoring team has said.

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.

East Africa leaders commit security during Somali election

2016-09-14 11:22

East African Heads of State have called on the African Union to help ensure that upcoming elections in the country are conducted in a fair and peaceful manner.

South Sudan to unveil own plan to end conflict

2015-08-07 11:29

South Sudan's government is due to unveil its own peace plan in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, just days after it refused to sign a regional plan to end the country's ongoing conflict, a report says.

US envoy tired of South Sudan warring

2015-07-30 19:04

The US special envoy to South Sudan says that patience has run out over the country's civil war, pressing the message that the warring parties were running out of time to strike a deal.

Obama to wade into South Sudan peace drive

2015-07-27 07:01

US President Barack Obama will try to build African support for tough action against South Sudan's warring leaders if they reject an August peace ultimatum.

'Grave' abuses in S Sudan army offensive

2015-05-15 22:06

South Sudan's army has carried out 'grave' human rights abuses in an all-out offensive that has cut off aid from half a million people.


Weariness and low expectations greet latest S Sudan deal

2018-09-13 18:30

Scepticism and war-weariness have greeted the latest South Sudan peace deal between the president and main rebel leader aimed at ending a dragging conflict which has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions and triggered a regional refugee

South Sudan peace deal attempt fails as Kiir rejects Machar

2018-06-22 19:43

The latest attempt at ending South Sudan's five-year civil war have failed as President Salva Kiir rejected working again with rival Riek Machar after their first face-to-face meeting in almost two years.

South Sudan's latest civil war atrocities kept out of sight

2018-06-06 15:03

The accounts are horrific. A young girl strangled and gang-raped. Children burned alive as government soldiers blocked the door of their hut and set it aflame.

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.

US warns South Sudan regional plan is last chance for peace

2017-07-21 08:32

The US has warned that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan's failing peace agreement is the last chance for Juba's leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year.

South Sudan parliament ratifies peace deal

2015-09-10 14:56

South Sudan’s parliament has ratified a peace agreement aimed at ending a 20-month conflict between the government and rebels, though doubts persist about its implementation.

South Sudan rivals restart peace talks

2015-08-06 19:02

South Sudan's rival forces have restarted peace talks as international pressure mounts to strike a deal to end 19 months of civil war.

Manna from heaven for South Sudan hell

2015-07-28 21:23

The sacks of grain falling from the sky are the first food aid the people of Dablual have seen in months since fighting cut the South Sudanese village off in April.

Sanctions will worsen war: Kiir

2015-05-23 15:24

South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned that proposed international sanctions will only worsen the civil war ravaging his country.

South Sudan's future at grave risk - Kerry

2015-05-04 19:55

US Secretary of State John Kerry says South Sudan's government and rebels have failed to make compromises needed to end a civil conflict.

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