South Sudan

South Sudan to begin Ebola vaccinations as 'very high risk'

2018-12-10 14:11

The World Health Organisation says Ebola vaccinations will soon begin in South Sudan as the country is at "very high risk" in the current outbreak in neighbouring DRC.

More than 150 women, girls raped in South Sudan

2018-12-04 11:35

More than 150 women and girls have come forward in the past 12 days to seek help in South Sudan after they were raped or suffered other forms of sexual violence, the heads of three UN agencies say.

Rape figures soar as attackers exploit South Sudan aid handouts

2018-11-30 21:10

In the last 10 days, 125 women and girls have been raped while seeking emergency food in Bentiu, South Sudan, medical charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has said.

UN says millions misspent on Africa's biggest refugee crisis

2018-11-29 16:43

An internal inquiry says the United Nations refugee agency has misspent millions of dollars on Africa's largest refugee crisis, including paying for what became a parking lot at the Ugandan prime minister's office.

South Africa to invest $1bn in South Sudan oil sector

2018-11-24 19:00

South Sudan's oil minister says South Africa will invest $1 billion into the war-torn country's oil sector in what would be the largest investment in the east African country's history.

Child bride auction in South Sudan goes viral, sparks anger

2018-11-21 20:33

Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10 000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated bidding war for a child bride in South Sudan that went viral after the auction was pointed out on Facebook. It is the largest dowry ever paid in the civil war-torn country, the government has said.

South Sudan plans to build new capital in former game park

2018-11-15 14:23

South Sudan's government says it is planning to construct a new state capital in a central location in what was a wildlife park, to make the seat of government more accessible.

Machar's return signals a significant stage in South Sudan's peace process

2018-11-09 20:52

The return of South Sudan's opposition leader Riek Machar is likely to solidify the permanent ceasefire, writes The Conversation.

Top Africa stories: August 1 Zim massacre, pictures of Prince Charles in Ghana

2018-11-06 08:01

A Zimbabwean journalist recounts how he survived the August 1 violence that killed at least seven people, and Prince Charles and his wife have attend a traditional celebration of leaders in Ghana.

Top Africa stories: S Sudan frees retired SANDF colonel, Zim prophet

2018-11-03 07:06

South Sudanese authorities have released rebel leader Riek Machar's former spokesperson as well as a South African adviser, and a Zimbabwean prophet who claims to have found a cure for HIV is considering leaving the country.


At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

2018-12-09 20:17

Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. Read more...

125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan

2018-12-01 16:02

One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless.

Uganda diverted weapons to South Sudan despite arms embargo

2018-11-29 19:31

A key broker of the latest deal to end South Sudan's civil war diverted European weapons to South Sudan's military despite an EU arms embargo, a new report says.

In South Sudan, a new approach in ending child soldiers' use

2018-11-26 21:04

After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed UN peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide has dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.

Oil-rich South Sudan seeks investment in fragile new peace

2018-11-23 10:12

South Sudan is making its first big foreign investment pitch since declaring an end to civil war, but the oil-rich nation faces hesitation from some companies that want to make sure the fragile new deal holds.

S Sudan woos investors as peace deal revives oil industry

2018-11-21 17:30

South Sudan has said that the country's latest peace deal had helped revive its war-battered oil sector, with an increase of 20 000 barrels per day in the past two months.

UN report finds violations of South Sudan arms embargo

2018-11-13 11:42

A UN panel of experts has found violations of the arms embargo imposed on South Sudan, reporting to the Security Council that there are "alarming levels" of sexual violence, hunger and human rights abuses in the war-scarred country.

Rights group warns US against swift normalisation with Sudan

2018-11-08 20:29

Human Rights Watch is cautioning the United States against lifting its designation of Sudan as a state sponsor of terrorism.

President of war-torn South Sudan to mediate Sudan peace talks

2018-11-05 21:02

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has been appointed to mediate peace talks between Khartoum and rebels in the Blue Nile, South Kordofan and Darfur conflict zones.

Retired SANDF colonel on release from jail: 'My memories of South Sudan will always be positive'

2018-11-02 18:59

South Sudanese authorities has released rebel leader Riek Machar's former spokesperson as well as a South African adviser, a move seen as a gesture of goodwill in an ongoing peace process.

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