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.
VICE News and Reuters

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.
Kayla Ruble

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.
Aris Roussinos
war and conflict

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.
Samuel Oakford
war and conflict

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.
Samuel Oakford

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.
Johnny Magdaleno
war and conflict

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.
Jason Patinkin

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.
Johnny Magdaleno
war and conflict

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.
Samuel Oakford

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.
Katie Engelhart

South Sudan Risks Famine With Ban on Foreign Aid Workers

Humanitarian organizations say the ban could have devastating consequences for the war-ravaged country.
Samuel Oakford

South Sudan Ceasefire in Tatters as Rebels Try to Retake Former Headquarters

A rebel assault on Nasir is the latest disruption of various ceasefire agreements that both sides of the conflict have basically ignored.
Samuel Oakford