Jun 30, 2015

South Sudan army raped, burned girls alive: U.N. human rights report

South Sudan’s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its “new brutality and intensity,” a U.N. rights report said Tuesday. Rights investigators from the U.N. mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) warned of “widespread human rights abuses” ...

South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers: U.N.

Mar 23, 2015

South Sudan rebels free 250 child soldiers: U.N.

A South Sudanese rebel group has freed 250 child soldiers — including a girl as young as 9, the U.N. children’s agency said on Sunday, but warned that thousands were still being forced to fight. The rebel Cobra Faction is also set to release ...

Feb 19, 2015

British aid worker killed in South Sudan capital

A British worker for the U.S.-based Carter Center was killed Tuesday night in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, bringing to 14 the number of aid workers killed over the course of the country’s 14-month conflict. The man was entering the Carter Center’s compound ...

Feb 6, 2015

South Sudan fighters carried out 'month of rape' campaign: U.N.

South Sudanese fighters carried out a “month of rape” campaign, a top United Nations rights chief has said, warning that atrocities continue with a seventh cease-fire broken. “Violations continue to take place,” said U.N. Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic after visiting the “destroyed” ...

Mediator says South Sudan rivals reach deal to end conflict

Nov 8, 2014

Mediator says South Sudan rivals reach deal to end conflict

South Sudan’s warring parties committed to ending fighting and bringing their months-long conflict to an end without conditions, the chief mediator for the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)regional African group, said Saturday after two days of talks in the Ethiopian capital. Fighting erupted last ...

Oct 21, 2014

Cabinet extends SDF mission in South Sudan

The Cabinet decided Tuesday to extend the Self-Defense Forces deployment in South Sudan by four months to the end of February. The decision came after the U.N. Security Council extended the operation of the U.N. mission in South Sudan, which the SDF personnel are ...

Oct 19, 2014

Sudan could be arming S. Sudan rebels, says report

Sudan’s government plans to increase military assistance to rebels in South Sudan, which could prolong the south’s civil war and return the region to a wider conflict, according to a leaked document. Sudan will provide tanks and artillery and share intelligence with rebels fighting ...

Oct 17, 2014

South Sudan headed for upsurge in fighting: U.N.

The end of the rainy season in South Sudan could re-ignite fierce fighting, with factions battling for control of oil fields while the threat of famine looms, a U.N. official warned Thursday. “The rainy season is ending and this could be the signal for ...

U.N. helicopter shot down in South Sudan; three dead

Aug 27, 2014

U.N. helicopter shot down in South Sudan; three dead

A rebel commander who warned the U.N. not to fly over his territory shot down a U.N. helicopter Tuesday in rural South Sudan, charged a spokesman for a state governor. The U.N. confirmed that three people died and one survived — all Russian citizens ...