South Sudan

UN says S Sudan kills, beats, arrests journalists

2018-02-22 19:58

In at least 60 incidents over the last year and a half journalists in South Sudan were killed, beaten, detained, denied entry or fired for doing their jobs, a UN report has said .

UN warns of rising food insecurity across Africa

2018-02-19 19:12

About 224 million people are suffering from malnutrition across Africa as climate change and conflicts heighten food insecurity across the continent, a top UN food agency official has said.

200 000 more S Sudan refugees expected in Sudan: UN

2018-02-15 21:07

About another 200 000 South Sudanese refugees are expected to arrive in Sudan this year, fleeing fighting and food insecurity in their country, the United Nations has said.

Top Africa stories: Zim white farmers, Zim first lady, DRC

2018-02-14 08:10

Zimbabwean First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa's resignation from parliament has reportedly received mixed reactions from the country's opposition parties, and the US has urged pressure if needed to ensure DRC vote on December 23.

Top Africa stories: Zanu-PF, Tsvangirai, Chiwenga

2018-02-08 08:30

Expelled ex-Zanu-PF heavyweights, Didymus Mutasa and Rugare Gumbo say they're 'ready to rejoin party', and Morgan Tsvangirai has appointed one of his three deputies to take charge of the party while he undergoes cancer treatment.

Violence as South Sudan protesters denounce US arms embargo

2018-02-07 13:17

Anti-Trump demonstrations in South Sudan's capital has turned violent as people took to the streets to protest the US president's new ban on the supply of weapons to the army and rebels.

UN urges Uganda to probe refugee trafficking, corruption

2018-02-05 18:00

Uganda must investigate allegations of "human trafficking" and corruption in refugee camps, the UN's top official in the country has told AFP.

South Sudan rebels vow 'guerrilla war' if peace talks fail

2018-02-01 13:07

South Sudan's opposition is threatening to resort to "guerrilla warfare" if peace talks in Ethiopia fail in the coming days as government forces advance on remaining rebel strongholds in the fifth year of civil war.

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.

UN troops returning to only base in rebel-held South Sudan

2018-01-23 15:37

The UN peacekeepers are returning to the only United Nations base in South Sudan "clearly" in an area under opposition control as residents hope for protection from what they call growing attacks by government troops.


Two Kenyan pilots released by S Sudan rebels

2018-02-20 15:12

Two Kenyan pilots held for over a month after crash-landing their plane in rebel-held South Sudan have been released, a rebel spokesperson has said.

UN envoy hopes for some agreement at South Sudan peace talks

2018-02-16 10:30

The UN envoy for South Sudan says he hopes "some of agreement" will be signed in Ethiopia's capital where talks are taking place aimed at ending the country's five-year civil war.

6 African nations among the worst to be young in a war zone

2018-02-15 18:39

Six African nations among the world's worst to be a child in a war zone, new report says

Oxfam faces fresh claim of abuse in South Sudan

2018-02-13 16:31

Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam is reeling after fresh claims of sexual assault and rape, this time between aid workers in South Sudan.

More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan

2018-02-07 21:30

More than 300 child soldiers have been released by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since civil war began five years ago.

S Sudan told to end 'nightmare' of war as new peace talks open

2018-02-05 20:58

Another round of South Sudan peace talks has began in Ethiopia, amid growing international impatience with the country's years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict.

US slaps arms embargo on South Sudan, urges UN to do same

2018-02-02 20:00

The Trump administration is imposing a US arms embargo on South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same.

'Time has come' for S Sudan sanctions: AU chief

2018-01-29 10:38

AU chief Moussa Faki says that "the time has come" to slap sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, one of the most intractable wars facing African leaders as they meet in Ethiopia.

Rebels in S. Sudan seize 2 Kenyan pilots after plane crash

2018-01-24 18:47

Two Kenyan pilots have been seized by rebels in South Sudan after their plane crash-landed, killing one person, the UN has said.

28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

2018-01-18 18:42

The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed.

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