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Gunmen kill 20 in attack on S. Sudan UN base

Juba - At least 20 people were killed and another 70 injured by gunmen posing as peaceful protestors who stormed a UN base in South Sudan, the US ambassador to the world body said.
In the Media by Waakhe Simon Wudu (AFP)

South Sudan army battles rebels in key oil-state

Juba - Rebels in South Sudan battled government forces Thursday in a renewed offensive targeting the young nation's key oil fields, the army said, amid famine warnings by the United Nations.
In the Media by Waakhe Simon WUDU (AFP)

South Sudan rebel leader vows to take key oil fields, capital

Rumbek - The leader of South Sudan's rebels has vowed to attack the capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning in an exclusive interview with AFP that the civil war will not end until the country's president is removed from power.
In the Media by AFP

Homes torched, displaced cry for aid in Sudan's Darfur

- First their homes were torched, and now the people themselves are burning, huddled under crude shelters to escape Sudan's fierce desert sun after fleeing Darfur's worst violence in a decade.
In the Media by AFP

Over a million flee South Sudan conflict: UN

Juba - Over a million people in South Sudan have been forced from their homes during more than three months of ongoing fighting, with conditions continuing to worsen, the UN has warned.
In the Media by AFP

Sudanese Red Cross worker killed in Darfur, Red Cross says

Khartoum - A Sudanese worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross has been killed in Sudan's Darfur, the agency said on Friday, as violence worsens in the region.
In the Media by AFP

Sudan isolation mounts as Europe, Saudi banks stop dealings

Khartoum - Major European and Saudi banks have stopped dealing with Sudan, diplomatic and other sources say, adding to the sanctions-hit country’s isolation and further straining its indebted, cash-starved economy.While Khartoum blames increased "pressure" from...
In the Media by Ian Geoffrey Timberlake (AFP)

Sudan isolation mounts as Europe, Saudi banks stop dealings

Khartoum - Major European and Saudi banks have stopped dealing with Sudan, diplomatic and other sources say, adding to the sanctions-hit country’s isolation and further straining its indebted, cash-starved economy.While Khartoum blames increased "pressure" from...
In the Media by Ian Geoffrey Timberlake (AFP)

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan army barracks

Juba - Five soldiers died when heavy fighting broke out in the main military barracks in war-torn South Sudan's capital Juba, underscoring serious tensions within the national army as it battles a rebel uprising.Fierce gunfire lasting two hours was heard comi...
In the Media by AFP

Arson, looting may have displaced 40,000 in Sudan's Darfur

Khartoum - Almost 40,000 people may have been displaced by militia arson and looting in Sudan's Darfur region, according to new data obtained by AFP on Tuesday.More than 19,000 arrivals have been recorded at two camps for displaced people near the South Darfur st...
In the Media by AFP

South Sudan oil production down 29%

Khartoum - Fighting in South Sudan has cut production from the country's lifeline oilfields by about 29 percent, the press secretary to President Salva Kiir said in Khartoum on Sunday."South Sudan is still getting more than 175,000 barrels a day," said Ateny Wek ...
In the Media by AFP

South Sudan violence targeting healthcare says MSF

Juba - Warring fighters in South Sudan have looted hospitals and murdered patients in their beds, cutting life-saving healthcare to hundreds of thousands of people, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.Warning of an "alarming pattern of lootings and attacks...
In the Media by AFP

South Sudan violence targeting healthcare says MSF

Juba - Warring fighters in South Sudan have looted hospitals and murdered patients in their beds, cutting life-saving healthcare to hundreds of thousands of people, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday.Warning of an "alarming pattern of lootings and attacks...
In the Media by AFP

South Sudan says contact lost with key town

Malakal - South Sudan's army said it had lost contact with its troops in the key oil hub of Malakal following a major offensive by rebels.The rebels have said they now control the northeastern town after launching an assault on Tuesday, prompting the US to denou...
In the Media by Waakhe Simon Wudu (AFP)

South Sudan says contact lost with key town

Juba - South Sudan's army said Wednesday that it had lost contact with its troops in the key oil hub of Malakal following a major offensive by rebels.The rebels have said they now control the northeastern town of Malakal after launching an assault on Tuesday,...
In the Media by AFP

S. Sudan rebels launch major attack on key oil town

Malakal - Rebel forces in South Sudan launched a major assault early Tuesday against the key town of Malakal, the government-controlled capital of the oil-rich Upper Nile state, witnesses told AFP."The fighting is very heavy.
In the Media by AFP

Sudan-rebel peace talks begin amid UN call for ceasefire

Khartoum - The Sudanese government and rebels opened peace talks in Ethiopia on Thursday amid UN calls for a ceasefire to end three years of fighting that has affected over one million people.The government said it was committed to ending the gruesome violence at...
In the Media by Jenny Vaughan (AFP)

South Sudan fighters trade blame for ceasefire violations

Rumbek - Ten days into a South Sudan ceasefire, violated on multiple occasions, the two sides are trading blame for the renewed fighting.
In the Media by Nichole Sobecki (AFP)

South Sudan to try rebel leaders, risking ceasefire

Juba - South Sudan released seven rebel detainees Thursday but vowed to put on trial key leaders accused of launching weeks of fighting, a move likely to threaten a fragile ceasefire.
In the Media by Nichole Sobecki (AFP)

Sudan paper suspended over corruption report: editor

Khartoum - A Sudanese newspaper which reported on commodity shortages and alleged corruption has been suspended from publishing, its editor said on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP
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