South Sudan

Norwegian Refugee Council employee arrested in 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.

Kenya pulls peacekeeping troops from South Sudan after UN criticism

Kenya said Wednesday it would pull its peacekeeping troops out of South Sudan after the UN criticized a Kenyan-led troop of peacekeepers in the war-torn country for allegedly failing to protect...

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...