South Sudan

UNICEF: South Sudan armed groups release 145 child soldiers

About 145 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the UN children's fund UNICEF said.

At least 62 killed in clashes between rebels and army in South Sudan

At least 62 rebels and militiamen were killed in a clash with soldiers in South Sudan’s oil-rich Upper Nile and Unity states, army spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said Saturday.

30 killed in attacks on passenger vehicles in South Sudan

About 30 people have been killed in two separate attacks on passenger vehicles in South Sudan, the army and police said Monday.

UN: Tens of thousands face hunger in South Sudanese town

The South Sudanese town of Yei is facing a humanitarian crisis, as tens of thousands of trapped civilians are threatened with serious shortages of food and medicine, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)...

South Sudanese refugee count climbs above 1 million

The internal conflict in South Sudan has forced more than 1 million people out of the country, the UN Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said Friday.

Report accuses South Sudanese leaders of using war to amass wealth

 South Sudan’s leaders have amassed fortunes while waging a brutal civil conflict that killed tens of thousands of people, a non-governmental organization said Monday...

South Sudan accepts UN plan to send 4,000 additional peacekeepers

South Sudan's transitional government on Sunday accepted the deployment of an additional 4,000 UN peacekeepers following three days of negotiations with diplomats from the United Nations over the...

South Sudanese rebel leader flees the country

South Sudanese former rebel leader Riek Machar has left the country after clashes with the army sent him fleeing the capital Juba last month, his spokesman said Thursday.

UN strengthens peacekeeping mission to South Sudan by 4,000 troops

The UN Security Council on Friday authorized the deployment of a 4,000-member regional protection force to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan and threatened to impose an arms...

UN: 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to Uganda since July

At least 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring Uganda since renewed violence broke out last month in the war-torn country, a top UN official said Wednesday.

UN failed to protect South Sudanese civilians, review finds

The UN peacekeeping mission to South Sudan failed to protect civilians sheltering at a UN camp in the northern town of Malakal where inter-ethnic clashes broke out in February, according to a...

UN: More than 70 people killed, 200 raped in South Sudan violence

At least 73 civilian deaths and 217 rapes have been recorded by the United Nations since renewed clashes broke out last month in South Sudan, a top UN official said Thursday, noting that violence...

Amnesty: South Sudan government committed war crimes after peace deal

South Sudanese forces and allied militia hunted down and killed civilians, raped women and torched villages in opposition strongholds last year after a peace deal was endorsed by its president,...

South Sudan swears in new vice president as incumbent still missing

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Tuesday swore in opposition leader Taban Deng Gai as his vice president Tuesday, less than 24 hours after dismissing Riek Machar, the man who held the office...

Uganda sends troops to help evacuate nationals from South Sudan

Uganda has sent troops to South Sudan to ensure the security of its citizens who are being evacuated after fighting erupted between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former...