South Sudan civil war - updates

Rappler's latest stories on South Sudan civil war


South Sudan foes meet after 2 years

Jun 21, 2018 - 11:36 AM

The official scope of the talks is broad but analysts say the outcome remains unclear given their notoriously volatile relationship and entrenched positions

MEETING. This combination of pictures created on June 19, 2018 shows South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar. Photo by Simon Maina and Isaac Kasamani/AFP

South Sudan's peace deal hangs by a thread

Apr 23, 2016 - 11:15 AM

The latest stumbling block to the return of rebel chief Riek Machar concerned the number of machine guns and rocket propelled grenades that rebel troops protecting Machar would be allowed to carry

CIVIL WAR. In this file photo, rebel chief Riek Machar addresses journalists at a news conference held in Khartoum, capital of Sudan, September 18, 2015. File photo by EPA

South Sudan is dying, and nobody is counting

Mar 11, 2016 - 4:27 PM

We ve lost count says UN peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous although no one – including the 14 000 strong UN peacekeeping force – ever kept a tally

CIVIL WAR. This file photo taken on February 26, 2016 shows Akki Adduok, a displaced woman residing in the Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Malakal, South Sudan, sitting in the spot where her shelter used to be. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

Children massacred in South Sudan battles – UN

Nov 07, 2015 - 5:55 PM

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs reports that at least 57 children in Leer alone were killed because of the civil war

CIVIL WAR. Massacres and widespread hunger remain rampant in South Sudan, which is facing a two-year civil war.

UN fears hundreds of children kidnapped in South Sudan

Mar 01, 2015 - 7:31 PM

An earlier statement by UN pegged the number of kidnapped boys at 89 UN has said fighting forces in South Sudan have used 12 000 children as soldiers

CIVIL WAR. UNICEF estimates there are at least 12,000 children used by both sides in South Sudan's ongoing civil war. File photo by AFP

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

10,000 flee to Sudan from S. Sudan fighting – UN

Jan 12, 2014 - 11:18 PM

The new UNHCR figure makes Sudan the second largest recipient of refugees from South Sudan s internal conflicts

SEEKING REFUGE. Civilians at the UN House compound on the southwestern outskirts of Juba, South Sudan. UN Photo/Julio Brathwaite

South Sudan's new democracy risks 'shattering' – US

Jan 10, 2014 - 2:52 AM

US Assistant Secretary for Africa Linda Thomas Greenfield said the world s youngest country is in danger of shattering