South Sudan war - updates

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South Sudan buys weapons during famine – UN report

Mar 18, 2017 - 11:34 AM

The report obtained by Agence France Presse calls for an arms embargo on South Sudan – a measure that has been backed by the United States but was rejected by the Security Council during a vote in December

DIRE CONDITIONS. A family from the Dinka community eats lunch inside a classroom of the Sobat Secondary School in Malakal, South Sudan, February 26, 2016. File photo by Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP

South Sudan troops 'suffocated 50 people in container' – report

Feb 01, 2016 - 6:53 PM

Ceasefire monitors also list other truce violations and crimes including rape

Internally displaced women and children wait for their food ration after an humanitarian airdrop by World Food Programme (WFP) in a small locality in Mayendit County of Unity State on July 25, 2015. Mayendit county was projected to be in phase 4 (Emergency) between May and July according to the integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report which was released in May 2015. It was also one of the areas which saw fighting and displacements in recent months. AFP PHOTO / CHARLES LOMODONG / AFP / CHARLES LOMODONG

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.

Kerry warns war-torn South Sudan risks genocide, famine

May 01, 2014 - 10:48 PM

UPDATED Kerry says he was frustrated at the apparent lack of concern by both South Sudan President Salva Kiir and ex vice president Riek Machar to stop the war

LACK OF CONCERN? US Secretary of State John Kerry echoes the concern of UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on the 'lack of concern' by both South Sudan President Salva Kiir and ex-vice president Riek Machar to stop the war. File photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

South Sudan on brink of collapse as war rages

Apr 20, 2014 - 12:50 PM

Although less than three years old the world s youngest nation is spiralling towards collapse