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South Sudan US-backed radio resumes broadcasting week after shutdown

South Sudanese authorities on Saturday allowed apopular US-backed radio station to resume broadcasting after a week-long shutdown.

Gunmen fire into crowd of football fans in South Sudan, killing 11

Three gunmen fired at a crowd of people watching a football match on television in the South Sudanese capital Juba, killing 11 people, police said Monday.

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.

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.

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...

Fighting intensifies in Juba as South Sudan sinks into chaos

Fighting intensified Monday in South Sudan’s capital Juba, following several days of clashes between the army and troops loyal to former rebel leader Riek Machar that have killed hundreds and sent...

Nearly 150 reported killed as South Sudan marks independence

Nearly 150 people were killed in a new outbreak of violence in South Sudan's capital Juba one day before the world's youngest nation marked the fifth anniversary of its independence from Sudan on...

Situation in Juba calm after skirmishes on anniversary eve

The situation in the South Sudanese capital of Juba was calm late Friday after gunfire erupted earlier just one day before the world's youngest nation is set to mark five years of independence...

South Sudanese rebel leader sworn in as vice president

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in Tuesday as the country's vice president in a move to end his 28-month conflict with President Salva Kiir, which has killed tens of thousands of...

South Sudan facing food shortage crisis, commission says

South Sudan is facing a major humanitarian crisis, a commission monitoring the country's peace process warned Tuesday, saying only a fraction of the necessary food aid is arriving where needed....