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Child killed in South Sudan when plane strikes house

A 5-year-old girl has been killed in South Sudan when a World Food Program-contracted aircraft struck a house while attempting to land in bad weather in the capital, Juba. The … Click to Continue »

Foreigner returns to testify in South Sudan hotel rampage

A lawyer says a foreign aid worker has returned to South Sudan to identify her alleged attackers in a rampage by soldiers on a hotel compound in the capital a … Click to Continue »

South Sudan runs out of fuel

In South Sudan, gas stations across the country are running out of fuel. Imports have slowed down because roads to east Africa are either blocked or frequently attacked. On top of this, the fuel import business has become difficult with inflation at about 800 percent. As a result, many fuel traders have simply given up importing.

South Sudan grounds U.N. planes in airport row

NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudan has grounded planes belonging to United Nations peacekeepers in a dispute over control of the airport in the capital Juba, the government said on Monday.

Aid workers face unique crisis in South Sudan war, says ICRC

South Sudan's civil war presents humanitarian workers with "one of the unique crises" in the world, the president of the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday. "This is … Click to Continue »

The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted

Americans are exhausted keeping up with Donald Trump’s every tweet. People in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are exhausted by violence and hunger.

The Latest: 1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda

The Latest on Uganda reaching 1 million refugees from South Sudan (all times local): 12 p.m. The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the … Click to Continue »

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says

The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis. … Click to Continue »

How Not to Create a State: Lessons from South Sudan to Kurdistan

Kurdistan will vote on independence soon. Here are some practical tips from a recently failed state.

How online gaming is being used to spread peace in South Sudan

South Sudan is Afrika’s newest country. Before it’s split from Sudan after three years of civil war, and after its independence, it continues to endure war and famine which is compounded by drought. The famine in South Sudan persists...Show More Summary

South Sudan rebels say have retaken town near border with Ethiopia

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South Sudan's rebels on Saturday said they had wrested control of Pagak, their stronghold town near the country's border with Ethiopia, from government forces, a day after launching an offensive to drive them out. Formerly controlled...Show More Summary

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan near border with Ethiopia

Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel told Reuters that the rebels were seeking to regain Pagak, which was captured by government forces on Aug. Show More Summary

UN for first time links conflict to famine in 4 countries

The U.N. Security Council for the first time on Wednesday linked conflict to the threat of famine facing more than 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeast … Click to Continue »

U.N. urges action to avert famine threatening 20 million people worldwide

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UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday called on warring parties in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and northeastern Nigeria to allow humanitarian aid access and urged countries to donate more money to avert famines threatening 20 million people.

UN: 20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria

More than 20 million people are at risk from famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and the northeast of Nigeria, the United Nations warned on Wednesday. The Security Council officially declared for the first time that the threat was directly linked to the armed conflicts raging in the afflicted areas. Show More Summary

First batch of regional troops arrive in South Sudan

The head of South Sudan's UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country. The UN Security Council decided a year ago to deploy...Show More Summary

U.N. investigating reports of 25 killed in South Sudan

The United Nations said on Monday it was investigating reports that 25 people had been killed in South Sudan's central Gok state in clashes between two tribal factions. Thousands of people have already died in South Sudan from a four-year civil war pitting forces loyal to incumbent President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar. Show More Summary

South Sudan army capture rebel headquarters near Ethiopia

An official for South Sudan's opposition says that government forces have captured the rebels' headquarters in Pagak, along the Ethiopian border. William Gatjiath Deng, spokesman for the IO opposition told … Click to Continue »

South Sudan army captures main rebel base, rebels say

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South Sudan's army has captured the main rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, forcing thousands of people to flee, the rebels said on Monday. Rebel spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel said rebel forces pulled out of Pagak after coming under attack in the early hours of Sunday. Show More Summary

Sudan plans to split S.Sudanese refugee camp after unrest

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Sudan is planning to split a camp housing tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees into three separate units after a wave of violence, a minister said Sunday. A group of youths went on a rampage this week at the Al Waral camp in Sudan's southern White Nile state -- the country's biggest camp, which houses more than 50,000 South Sudanese refugees. Show More Summary

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