South Sudan

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba in bid to salvage peace deal

2019-09-10 06:09

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar has arrived in Juba for the first time in a year and held rare talks with President Salva Kiir as the rivals try to salvage a stalled peace agreement.

SA may find partners for $1 billion South Sudan oil block

2019-05-21 10:22

South Africa’s Strategic Fuel Fund is welcome to bring in partners to help it execute a $1bn agreement to drill for oil and build a refinery and pipeline in South Sudan, the central African nation’s oil minister said.

PIC: Pope kisses feet of South Sudan's leaders to encourage peace

2019-04-12 11:20

Pope Francis knelt and kissed the feet of South Sudan's rival leaders on Thursday, in an unprecedented act of humbleness to close a two-day retreat for the African leaders.

Radebe: We are pursuing an oil deal with South Sudan and it's all above board

2019-03-28 12:43

Energy Minister Jeff Radebe has hit back at reports that a costly South Sudan oil deal was shrouded in mystery.

South Sudan ceasefire largely holding but 'situation remains fragile' - UN chief

2019-03-06 21:00

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is encouraged that a ceasefire in South Sudan is largely holding and violence among signatories to September's peace agreement has decreased – but says sporadic clashes continue indicating 'the situation remains fragile'.

Sexual violence rampant in South Sudan's Unity area, says UN

2019-02-16 15:29

Brutal sexual violence committed with "pervasive impunity" and a level of "premeditation" persists in South Sudan's northern region, the United Nations has said

As Kagame steps down, Egypt takes helm at African Union

2019-02-10 17:24

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passes the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the powers of the body.

High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

2019-02-06 14:53

A high-profile detainee, now free, accuses Kenya, South Sudan of collaborating in his kidnapping and deportation.

S Sudan military court tries army general for treason

2019-02-04 21:02

A military court has began hearing the trial of an army general charged with treason for allegedly plotting a rebellion against President Salva Kiir's government.

South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace

2019-01-27 16:26

Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war. "At the moment it's impossible for someone to leave," he said.


South Sudan's Kiir bans singing of anthem in his absence

2019-07-23 05:13

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has banned anyone from singing the national anthem unless he is present, a minister says.

South Africa signs for South Sudan oil block after $1 billion plan

2019-05-06 13:52

The countries signed an exploration and production sharing agreement for block B2, the second such contract since South Sudan’s independence seven years ago.

Brexit boost for UK food | Chigaco makes history: WATCH the top World news videos for your Wednesday

2019-04-03 06:55

British food producers hope for Brexit boost | Voters choosing Chicago's 1st black female mayor; here are the top World news videos for today. WATCH.

MTN South Sudan gets boost as hopes rise that war is ending

2019-03-22 13:20

The MTN Group's South Sudan unit said it’s investing at least $30m in revitalising and expanding its operations as a new deal to end a five-year civil war brings relative peace to much of the country.

Former foes Ethiopia and Eritrea seek to boost South Sudan peace deal

2019-03-04 21:30

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday seeking to breathe new life into a flagging peace agreement signed six months ago between his government and rebels.

119 child soldiers released to families in South Sudan

2019-02-13 09:18

Nearly 120 children have been released from an armed group in South Sudan, bringing to total number of children released to 3 100.

UN chief sees 'wind of hope' in African peace deals, elections

2019-02-10 14:14

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has said that a slew of peaceful elections and truces in Africa were signs of a "wind of hope" on the continent.

UN envoy: Fighting in South Sudan 'has diminished greatly'

2019-02-06 08:23

After five years of civil war, the UN envoy for South Sudan has said that fighting in the world's newest nation "has diminished greatly".

Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, arrests 2 Vietnamese

2019-01-31 20:18

Ugandan authorities have seized 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales being smuggled from neighbouring South Sudan, the revenue agency has said, in one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband in the East African country.

Ugandan troops enter South Sudan in possible violation

2019-01-22 18:46

Observers say a number of Ugandan forces briefly entered South Sudan's Central Equatoria region last week in a possible violation of a United Nations arms embargo.

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