South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

World / Politics Feb 21, 2020

South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline

Oil-rich South Sudan's former rebel leader and its president will form a unity government by Saturday's deadline, they announced on Thursday, quashing fears the deadline would be pushed back again. South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but plunged into a civil war in ...

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

World Nov 7, 2019

Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa

Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region. South Sudan declared a national emergency last week after ...

Cease-fire monitors accuse South Sudan and rebels of killing civilians

World May 31, 2018

Cease-fire monitors accuse South Sudan and rebels of killing civilians

South Sudan's army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed cease-fire with rebels in December, according to reports by monitors appointed by the country's East African neighbors over a five-year civil war. South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, ...