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South Sudan clashes leave more than 170 dead: lawmaker

Juba - More than 170 people have been killed in fighting between rival cattle herders in central South Sudan in the past week, a lawmaker said on Tuesday.

Over 60 killed in South Sudan cattle battles: officials

Juba - At least 60 people have been killed and dozens wounded in battles over livestock in South Sudan, local officials said Friday, the latest in a series of attacks between rival communities.

No letup in Juba standoff around ex-army chief's home

Juba - Troops remained deployed around the home of South Sudan's powerful former army chief Paul Malong on Sunday in a dispute over the fate of his 30 bodyguards, an army spokesman told AFP.

Tense standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

Juba - South Sudan's capital Juba was tense on Saturday as more than 100 soldiers surrounded the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong in a bid to disarm his bodyguards.

Haley rushed out of UN camp as South Sudan protesters turn up

Juba - US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Wednesday was quickly escorted out of a UN camp she was visiting in South Sudan when protesters angry with President Salva Kiir turned up, officials said.

At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

Juba - An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan's oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday.

First batch of regional troops arrive in South Sudan

Juba - The head of South Sudan's UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country.

S. Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

Rumbek - Thouk Reath, 19, was recovering from a leg amputation after being shot in fighting in northeastern South Sudan when the clinic he was in had to be evacuated because of approaching gunfire.

South Sudan marks another year of freedom without peace

Juba - South Sudan on Sunday marked its sixth independence anniversary in muted fashion, with no official celebration as the world's newest nation reels from a brutal and destructive ongoing civil war.

S.Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

Juba - A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, UN aid agencies said Wednesday, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country.

S.Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

Juba - A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, UN aid agencies said Wednesday, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country.

Set adrift in South Sudan's war, a family is reunited

Rumbek - Their hug is long and moving but awkward as Jorgina, sobbing, strains to embrace her teenage son Emmanuel who has grown taller since South Sudan's war tore them apart.It has been three and a half years since they last saw each other.

S.Sudan troops tried for rape, murder in Juba compound attack

Juba - A South Sudan military court on Tuesday opened the trial of 13 soldiers accused of raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba last July.

Sacked South Sudan army chief returns to Juba

Juba - Sacked South Sudanese army chief Paul Malong, returned to the capital Juba on Saturday claiming he had been asked to return by the authorities and insisting that he'd never had any intention of rebelling."If I want to rebel I can rebel here (in Juba).....

President seeks to assert South Sudan authority after sacking army chief

Juba - South Sudan's president insisted Friday that the security situation was "normal" and that people had no reason to worry, three days after dismissing powerful army chief Paul Malong.

South Sudan president sacks controversial army chief

Juba - South Sudan President Salva Kiir sacked his powerful, hardline army chief Paul Malong on Tuesday, a government spokesman said.

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Juba - A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation.

Sudan may have bought weapons amid famine

South Sudan has been accused of buying weapons to fight rebellions instead of using money to help their starving people.

Plane crash-lands in S.Sudan with 45 onboard: officials

Juba - A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan's northwestern city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials said.It was unclear however if the rest of the those on board were alive or dead.

South Sudan 'to profit' from crisis with $10,000 visas: aid groups

Juba - International aid agencies on Saturday slammed South Sudan's decision to raise foreign worker visa fees to as much as $10,000 (9,300 euros), warning it would worsen a humanitarian crisis in the famine-hit country.
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