South Sudan

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 pursues fragile peace, but people remain wary

2019-01-15 19:02

South Sudan opposition commander Moses Lokujo flips through his notes, explaining international humanitarian law to an attentive group of senior officers.

South Sudan security forces strip, rob peace deal monitors

2018-12-19 16:27

South Sudan's National Security Service forced several officials assessing the country's new peace deal to strip and face "inhuman" treatment, an international monitoring group has said

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

2018-12-15 18:28

For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future.

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.


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.

Cholera alert: Travellers urged to be careful

2018-12-20 21:52

As the country winds down for the holidays, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases has urged people to take proper precaution to avoid contracting cholera.

US sanctions 3 over activities in South Sudan's civil war

2018-12-16 11:57

The United States has said it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan's five-year civil war, saying it will continue to target those who "profit off the misery and suffering of the South Sudanese people."

Top Africa stories: Zimbabwe's currency crisis, Boko Haram

2018-12-11 08:15

The holiday mood is not catching on in Zimbabwe where a currency crisis has forced people not to talk about Christmas anymore, and Boko Haram has killed two soldiers in Nigeria attack.

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...

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