South Sudan

32 killed in attack in disputed South Sudan border region: official

2020-01-22 21:46

At least 32 people have been killed after suspected nomadic Misseriya herders from Sudan attacked a village in the disputed oil-rich region of Abyei along the border of South Sudan, a local official says.

South Sudan president pardons prominent economist

2020-01-04 14:55

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has pardoned a Harvard-educated economist whose conviction earlier this year on spying charges drew international criticism.

#WorldAIDSDay | HIV campaign tackles sex taboos in South Sudan

2019-12-01 11:47

In Andrew Makech's home village near Rumbek in central South Sudan, few have ever heard of a condom, and broaching the topic of its use would be considered taboo.

South Sudan's Kiir vows to honour peace deal army funding

2019-11-08 19:21

South Sudan President Salva Kiir says a new delay to set up a power-sharing government is"endurable" as he vows to honour a peace deal funding pledge for a unified army.

South Sudan's Machar seeks delay to unity government

2019-10-30 19:33

South Sudan's government is failing to push through a peace deal, the country's main opposition says, calling for a six-month delay in the formation of a unity administration.

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.

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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.


US sanctions South Sudan vice president over human rights

2020-01-08 22:04

The United States has hit South Sudan's first vice president with financial sanctions, accusing him of ordering the deaths of two opposition leaders.

South Sudanese refugee killed in Uganda clashes

2019-12-13 14:15

A South Sudanese refugee was killed and several others seriously wounded in northern Uganda during clashes with locals, an official said Friday.

South Sudan leaders miss deadline for unity government - again

2019-11-12 19:15

South Sudan's rival leaders have, once again, missed a key deadline to form a transitional unity government, raising new concerns for a fragile peace process in a country devastated by years of ruinous civil war.

South Sudan rival leaders agree to 100-day delay to form unity government: minister

2019-11-07 19:46

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to extend by 100 days a deadline to form a power-sharing government, a regional official says.

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

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