Jul 28, 2015

South Sudan gains IOC support for Olympic recognition

The IOC executive board has recommended that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the war-torn African country to send a team to next year’s games in Rio de Janeiro. IOC spokesman says the full International Olympic Committee will vote ...

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 ...