Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, S Sudan

2016-11-17 19:20

Zimbabwe is at risk of mass atrocities, says the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, and Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has urged his supporters to abstain from violence.

South Sudan court martials 60 soldiers

2016-08-29 20:30

Sixty South Sudanese soldiers have been tried before a court martial for alleged crimes committed during last month's fighting in the capital Juba.

'Catastrophic' fighting in South Sudan's Pibor

2016-02-24 21:59

Fighting has raged for a second day in the eastern South Sudan town of Pibor, injuring at least 35 people and forcing some 1 000 others to shelter in a UN base.

UN extends South Sudan peacekeeping

2014-11-26 05:20

The UN has extended its South Sudan peacekeeping mission for another 6 months.

Blue berets to protect South Sudan civilians

2014-05-28 07:43

The UN Security Council has authorised peacekeepers in South Sudan to focus on protecting civilians instead of state-building activities.

S Sudan Kiir blasts UN for 'parallel' govt

2014-01-21 22:06

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has lashed out at the United Nations following heavy criticism including accusations of atrocities in the conflict gripping the young nation.

UN expedites reinforcements to raging S Sudan

2013-12-27 07:39

The United Nations says it is speeding reinforcements to its beleaguered peacekeeping force in South Sudan, where ferocious fighting is raging in the oil-producing north.


UN warns of mass atrocities in South Sudan

2016-11-17 13:24

The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is warning of a "very real risk of mass atrocities" in South Sudan and that peacekeepers deployed in the war-torn country will not be able to stop such a bloodbath.

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.

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.

Celebrating South Sudan troops fire on UN base

2014-08-19 16:37

South Sudanese soldiers opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 40 000 civilians, wounding a child and spraying bullets across the camp.

Sudan seeks probe into killing of nationals in S Sudan

2014-04-24 22:14

Sudan called for an investigation into the "assassination" of its nationals in a South Sudan oil town, where the UN has accused rebels of killing hundreds of civilians.

UN reinforcements start arriving in South Sudan

2013-12-28 08:15

The first UN peacekeeping reinforcements have arrived in South Sudan, where the government has agreed to an immediate ceasefire after nearly two weeks of heavy fighting with rebels.

Fighting rages in South Sudan oil regions

2013-12-26 17:00

Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels are raging in South Sudan's key oil-producing north, officials say, as Kenya and Ethiopia try to broker an end to the civil war.

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