South Sudan could be on the brink of war, again
Renewed fighting between South Sudan's rival factions in the capital has left at least 272 people dead, as civil war threatens to rear its head.
South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar Sworn in as Vice President After Two Years of War
The development is a necessary step in the reconciliation that may end two and a half years of war, but it comes amid a precarious, oft-broken ceasefire and a humanitarian disaster.
Ethiopia Is Carrying Out a Cross-Border Raid to Rescue 108 Abducted Children
Ethiopian media is reporting the military has located the scores of children abducted by South Sudanese gunmen during a cross-border cattle raid last week, and is in the process of rescuing them.
We're Waiting With 245 South Sudanese Rebels Whose Homecoming Is Not Going to Plan
South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was supposed to return to the capital Juba on Monday to be sworn in as vice president. Three days later his men are still stuck at an Ethiopian airport.
Victims of South Sudan's War Were Raped, Burned, Made to Drink Blood and Eat Flesh
African Union investigators have released a report recounting a litany of horrors committed in the course of South Sudan's ongoing civil war, including routine gender-based violence and the indiscriminate killing of civilians.
South Sudan's President Signs Deal to End Civil War, But Peace Still in Doubt
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed the deal a week after refusing to do so, but it's not clear that the pact will actually end his country's bloody conflict.
South Sudan's President Refuses to Endorse Peace Deal as Deadline Passes
The agreement gives President Salva Kiir a majority stake in a transitional government. Rebel leader Riek Machar expressed shock to reporters after learning that Kiir had declined to sign.
The Battle for Cattle: Civilians Starve as Soldiers Loot Livestock in South Sudan
It appears that South Sudan’s government is using hunger as a weapon of war against civilians in rebel-held parts of the country.
South Sudan Leaders Start Up Talks to End Bloody Civil War — Again
Another round of peace talks between the country's warring factions has begun, but if Thursday's opening remarks are any indication, compromise will be as challenging as ever.
South Sudan's Warring Factions Sign Yet Another Ceasefire in Latest Effort to Stop the Bloodshed
The latest agreement is the conflict's eighth — each of the previous pacts were violated within days or even hours of their signing.
Three Thousand Child Soldiers to Be Set Free by South Sudan Militia
Almost 300 underage fighters were handed over to officials by the South Sudan Democratic Army Cobra Faction, the first phase of a wider release deal.
South Sudan Risks Famine With Ban on Foreign Aid Workers
Humanitarian organizations say the ban could have devastating consequences for the war-ravaged country.