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South Sudan rebels release three abducted foreign oil workers

South Sudanese rebels have released three foreign engineers they abducted in early March in the oil-rich Upper Nile region, Foreign Affairs Ministry official Mawein Makol Arik said on Friday.

South Sudanese rebels demand million-dollar ransom for oil workers

South Sudanese rebels have demanded a ransom of one million dollars for four kidnapped oil workers, the South Sudanese government confirmed on Tuesday.

South Sudan soldiers charged with rape, murder to face execution

South Sudanese soldiers guilty of rape or murder amid the country's civil war will be executed by firing squad, the country's president, Salva Kiir, announced Monday.

Morocco to help finance new capital for war-torn South Sudan

Morocco will contribute 5.1 million dollars towards the construction of a 10-billion-dollar new capital for war-torn South Sudan, the two countries announced during a visit by Moroccan King Mohammed VI to the current capital Juba.

South Sudan rejects regional protection force planned by UN

South Sudan said Wednesday it would no longer accept the deployment of a 4,000-strong regional protection force planned by the United Nations for the violence-plagued country.

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 security situation in the east African country.

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 rebel leader Riek Machar, the Ugandan army said Friday.

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 thousands fleeing.

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 Saturday, local broadcaster Radio Tamazuj reported.

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 from Sudan.

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 people.

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.