South Sudan

UN: South Sudan reverses stance to accept further peacekeepers

The South Sudanese government will accept the deployment of a 4,000-strong United Nations regional protection force, UN spokesman Stéphane Dujarric said in New York Thursday.

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 renews oil contracts with China, Malaysia companies

South Sudan has renewed oil mining contracts with China’s National Petroleum Corporation and Malaysia’s Petronas for five more years, Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth said Friday.

UN Security Council rejects weapons embargo for South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a resolution to impose sanctions and a weapons embargo on South Sudan, which has been embroiled in a years-long civil war.

Japan plans to oppose US-backed South Sudan arms embargo

Japan is expected to oppose a UN arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan, which its major ally the United States wants to impose, Japanese media reported on Wednesday.

South Sudan plans to increase oil production despite fighting

South Sudan is planning to increase its oil production from 130,000 to 350,000 barrels a day despite the ongoing armed conflict, Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lul Gatkuoth said Sunday.

UN: More than 17,000 children recruited as fighters in South Sudan

About 1,300 South Sudanese children have been recruited as fighters this year, bringing the total to more than 17,000 since a military conflict erupted between President Salva Kiir and his former...

Another Norwegian aid agency staffer expelled from South Sudan

South Sudan has expelled the second senior staff member of the Norwegian Refugee Council in less than a week, the aid agency said Wednesday, accusing the country of preventing aid organizations...

Norwegian Refugee Council official expelled from South Sudan

The humanitarian organization Norwegian Refugee Council (NRS) said Friday that one of its employees has been arrested by South Sudan’s National Security Service in Juba, the capital of the...

US journalist deported from South Sudan over critical reporting

A US freelance journalist working for the Associated Press has been deported from South Sudan after reporting on human rights violations in the violence-plagued country, the news agency said...

Japanese peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan with mandate to use force

The first batch of 130 Japanese peacekeepers arrived in South Sudan on Monday to support the UN mission and with a mandate to use force for the first time since World War II.

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.

Local authorities in South Sudanese state allege ethnic killings

Local authorities in South Sudan's Yei River State on Friday reported the killing of 11 people because of their ethnicity, following a UN warning that the country's civil conflict could escalate...

South Sudan closes USAID-funded radio station

South Sudanese authorities on Friday closed down Eye Radio, the popular broadcaster said in a statement on Twitter.

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.