South Sudan

Report: South Sudan armed opposition seized girls as 'wives'

2018-10-18 20:05

South Sudan's armed opposition abducted women and girls as young as 12 and lined them up so commanders could choose "wives," and those not selected were left to be raped repeatedly by other fighters, a new UN report has said.

UN urges action on marking disputed Sudan-South Sudan border

2018-10-12 15:29

The Security Council has voted unanimously to extend the UN peacekeeping force in the disputed Abyei region on the Sudan-South Sudan border for the last time unless both countries demonstrate "measurable progress" on marking their border

UN, AU ask S Sudan's warring sides to deliver on peace deal

2018-10-09 20:58

The United Nations and African Union has called on South Sudan's warring parties to take concrete steps to implement the latest peace deal signed last month.

South Sudan inmates seize control of prison

2018-10-08 11:36

More than a dozen inmates have disarmed prison guards and seized part of a notorious detention centre in South Sudan's capital Juba, officials say.

South Sudan tells UN peace deal will take hold this time

2018-09-28 21:02

South Sudan's vice president has urged world governments to put aside skepticism about Juba's commitment to a new peace deal following a string of failed agreements.

South Sudan civil war toll estimated at 382 900

2018-09-26 16:32

South Sudan's civil war has caused the deaths of at least 382 900 people - far higher than previous estimates and more than the conflict in Syria, according to a new study.

Mistrust hampering S Sudan peace, UN says as Amnesty flags 'war crimes'

2018-09-19 18:12

The United Nations has warned that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes.

UN envoy: Warring parties in South Sudan must silence guns

2018-09-19 10:00

The UN envoy for South Sudan says the first step by the country's warring parties to demonstrate their backing for what they say is their final peace agreement is to silence their guns immediately and everywhere - which hasn't happened

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

2018-09-14 16:00

Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a "final final" peace agreement to end the civil war.

PICS: Warring South Sudan leaders sign peace deal

2018-09-12 20:19

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have signed a much-anticipated peace deal at a regional summit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa.


Sudan appoints new peace envoy to S Sudan

2018-10-18 09:13

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir has appointed a peace envoy to South Sudan, mired in conflict since it won independence from its northern neighbour in 2011.

Kenyan protest demands action over South Sudan's civil war

2018-10-11 18:04

Activists and refugees are pressuring Kenya's government to act against South Sudanese officials who have been sanctioned by the United Nations and are thought to be living freely in Kenya.

Top Africa stories: Man tries to sue Air Namibia, Mugabe's son-in-law

2018-10-09 08:00

Air Namibia plane has been impounded as Zimbabwean man sues for $1m, and former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe’s son-in-law is wanted by police on allegations he detained a senior airline company official against her will.

Sudan urges UN to double South Sudan regional force

2018-10-02 06:00

Sudan's foreign minister is calling for implementation of the latest agreement to end the civil war in neighboring South Sudan and urging the UN Security Council to quickly approve doubling a regional protection force to monitor the accord.

War-torn South Sudan launches youth rugby league for peace

2018-09-28 17:30

Clutching the ball with both hands, Gloria Nene charges past opponents and proudly scores a try.

WATCH: South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

2018-09-25 12:20

A South Sudanese doctor, who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics, has won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

2018-09-19 17:13

With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty International report says.

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

2018-09-15 18:03

The United Nations is condemning a "direct attack" on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper.

Weariness and low expectations greet latest S Sudan deal

2018-09-13 18:30

Scepticism and war-weariness have greeted the latest South Sudan peace deal between the president and main rebel leader aimed at ending a dragging conflict which has killed tens of thousands, displaced millions and triggered a regional refugee

In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

2018-09-12 19:17

South Sudan's five-year civil war has devastated the economy, fueling child labour in the most impoverished regions.

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