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South Sudan ex-rebel leader fires possible rival

Jul 23, 2016 - 11:15 PM

I will nominate his replacement as soon as I return to Juba once the security arrangement is put in place by a 3rd party force says South Sudan s vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar

FIRED. South Sudan's vice president and former rebel leader Riek Machar has fired the Minister of Mines and former head of the peace negotiations on sides of the SPLM-IO (Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-opposition, Taban Deng Gai (5-L). File photo by Gregor Fischer/EPA

At least 36,000 people displaced by S.Sudan violence since Friday – UN

Jul 12, 2016 - 7:03 PM

The violence raises fears of a return to civil war that broke out in December 2013

SOUTH SUDAN VIOLENCE. A handout photograph released on July 12, 2016 by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) showing civilians taking refuge at UN House headquarters during the initial clashes in Juba, South Sudan, July 8, 2016. Photo by Eric Kanalstein/EPA

Ceasefire declared after deadly South Sudan clashes

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:02 AM

UPDATED South Sudan s president orders a ceasefire after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital Juba that sent thousands of people fleeing and threatened a return to civil war

CLASHES. A file photo dated 25 April 2016 showing a group of the 195 opposition soldiers arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan. Photo by Phillip Dhil / EPA

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan capital

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:35 AM

UPDATED The clashes between former rebels and government soldiers force thousands of residents to flee

epa05418546 (FILE) A file photo dated 25 April 2016 showing a group of the 195 opposition soldiers arriving with General Simon Gatwech Dual, the chief of staff of the South Sudan rebel troops, in Juba, South Sudan. Reports on 10 July 2016 said hundreds were killed in two days of renewed fighting between supporters of President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar. The UN Security Council condemned the fighting that erupted in Juba, the worst violence since a peace deal was signed in 2015 and forming the national unity government in April this year. EPA/PHILLIP DHIL

South Sudan resumes talks with Sudan on independence issues

Jun 05, 2016 - 7:08 PM

The latest round of talks is the first since a unity government was formed in May in a bid to end the devastating civil war

PEACE TALKS RESUME. In this file photo, South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (left) walks prior to a meeting in Addis Ababa in 2015 as part of the past rounds of peace talks between Sudan and South Sudan. File photo by Zacharias Abubeker/AFP

South Sudan forms unity government

Apr 29, 2016 - 3:30 PM

UPDATED Under an August 2015 peace deal the 30 posts of ministers are split between South Sudan President Salva Kiir former rebel chief turned first vice president Riek Machar opposition and other parties

UNITY GOVERNMENT A handout photograph released on April 27, 2016 by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) showing South Sudan first Vice-President-Designate Riek Machar disembarking from a plane at Juba International Airport, Juba, South Sudan, April 26, 2016. Handout photo by Isaac Billy/UNMISS/EPA

South Sudan rebel chief awaits permit to return

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:52 PM

Riek Machar will miss an international deadline to return to the capital to take up the post of vice president as part of a peace deal

In this file photo, Riek Machar addresses journalists at a news conference held in Khartoum, Sudan, September 18, 2015. Stringer/EPA

At least 203 dead as S.Sudan tanker blast toll rises – minister

Sep 23, 2015 - 11:11 PM

The country declares 3 days of national mourning after the blast

At least 186 killed, many more injured in S. Sudan tanker blast

Sep 18, 2015 - 8:53 PM

UPDATED President Salva Kiir declares three days of national mourning

Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan – UN

Jun 19, 2015 - 8:32 PM

At least 129 children are killed in May in the northern state of Unity scene of some of heaviest fighting in the civil war

Aid agency reports 'unspeakable' suffering in South Sudan

Nov 11, 2014 - 1:32 AM

The current struggle of the Sudanese people is even worse than when the youngest nation sought independence the study finds

SUDANESE GIRL. A young girl smiles on August 1, 2014 as she plays next to flooded housing in the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Upper Nile State capital Malakal, South Sudan. File photo by Charles Lomodong/AFP

Hundreds infected by cholera in war-torn South Sudan –WHO

May 27, 2014 - 11:26 PM

Tens of thousands of refugees at UN bases are at risk of the disease

SPREADING DISEASE. Cholera, caused by rod-shaped bacteria, is transmitted to humans through dirty water or food

South Sudan army battles rebels in key oil-state

Apr 17, 2014 - 6:45 PM

UN Secretary General Ban Ki moon warns more than one million people are at risk of famine in the war torn country

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan army barracks

Mar 05, 2014 - 9:24 PM

The heavy fighting underscores serious tensions within the national army as it battles a rebel uprising

CIVIL WAR. Fighting between forces loyal to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and former vice president Riek Machar has not ceased since December 15, 2013. Photo from Agence France-Presse/ Fabio Bucciarelli

UN cites evidence of rebel abuses in South Sudan

Feb 22, 2014 - 8:53 AM

According to eyewitnesses armed opposition forces targeted and killed 10 unarmed civilians on the basis of their ethnic background

South Sudan army reports 'calm' as ceasefire starts

Jan 25, 2014 - 6:23 PM

South Sudan s army spokesman says clashes appeared to have ended with no reports of fighting on Saturday morning January 25

CEASEFIRE. South Sudanese politician Taban Deng Gai, envoy Seyoum Mesfin, Ethiopian Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom, Sudan People's Liberation Movement member Nhial Deng Nhial, and Chief mediator Lazaro Sumbeiywo sign a ceasefire agreement on Jan 23, 2014. File photo by AFP/STR

S. Sudan rebel chief sends peace envoys but still fighting

Jan 01, 2014 - 1:52 AM

The sending of envoys is seen as an important first step to end the conflict plaguing Africa newest nation

FIGHTING CONTINUES. South Sudanese soldiers on their vehicle patrol a street in Juba, South Sudan, December 20, 2013. Photo by Phillip Dhil/EPA

African Union threatens sanctions over South Sudan violence

Dec 31, 2013 - 4:17 PM

The African Union warns of sanctions on South Sudan over violence that left thousands dead

Battles rage in South Sudan as ceasefire hopes fade

Dec 30, 2013 - 6:15 PM

Hopes faded that an upcoming ceasefire deadline will be obeyed in the violence wracked nation

South Sudan army commander 'joins rebels'

Dec 21, 2013 - 8:43 PM

South Sudan s army spokesman said the army commander appeared to have defected alone

How the South Sudan fighting began

Dec 20, 2013 - 11:37 PM

Here is a timeline of the rapidly spiralling violence starting mid December 2013

South Sudan soldiers carrying out ethnic killings – HRW

Dec 19, 2013 - 9:38 PM

The international human rights watchdog says the heavy fighting could spiral into civil war