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South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years

Juba - South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years Wednesday for a ceremony to welcome the latest peace accord for the war-ravaged country.

Mistrust hampering S.Sudan peace, UN says as Amnesty flags 'war crimes'

Juba - The United Nations warned Wednesday that entrenched suspicion was clouding a newly-minted deal to restore peace to South Sudan, as Amnesty International accused government forces of war crimes."There's currently a key ingredient that is lacking.

South Sudan plane crash toll rises to 20

Juba - A total of 20 people died when a plane crashed in South Sudan with an Anglican bishop and four foreigners among the dead, officials said Monday, a day after the deadly accident.

Plane crash kills 19 in South Sudan

Juba - Nineteen people were killed on Sunday when a small plane crashed into a lake in the centre of South Sudan, while four people including two children survived, a regional official told AFP.

S.Sudan court jails soldiers for aid workers rape, journalist murder

Juba - A South Sudan military court on Thursday found 10 soldiers guilty for their role in an attack on a Juba hotel in which five foreign aid workers were gang-raped, and a journalist was killed."The military court has found out that the accused...

South Sudan court finds 10 soldiers guilty of raping aid workers, murder

Juba - A South Sudan military court on Thursday found 10 soldiers guilty of raping five foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during fighting in Juba in July 2016."The military court has found out that the accused...

South Sudan president pardons rival, rebels: state radio

Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has issued a decree offering a blanket amnesty to rebels, including his bitter rival Riek Machar, state radio reported Thursday.

S.Sudan's Kiir vows power sharing deal with rival will hold

Juba - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said Friday he was committed to a power-sharing deal with his arch-rival Riek Machar, vowing it would not collapse like similar agreements had in the past.

War-ravaged South Sudan at a glance

Juba - South Sudan, the world's youngest country, has been mired in a devastating civil war for more than four years, with tens of thousands of people killed, nearly four million displaced and its economy in ruins.

Bangladeshi UN peacekeeper killed in South Sudan ambush

Juba - A Bangladeshi peacekeeper in South Sudan was killed Tuesday when an aid convoy was ambushed in the west of the country, the United Nations mission said.

Living across the front lines in South Sudan

Thar Jath - Nyakol was 15, healthy and strong when South Sudanese soldiers attacked her hometown of Leer, forcing her to flee with her mother into the surrounding swamps.

UN wants prosecutions for South Sudan war crimes

Juba - A UN rights commission in South Sudan said Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

Former S.African soldier sentenced to death in S.Sudan

Juba - A former South African soldier was sentenced to death in South Sudan on Friday for attempting to overthrow the government.

UN wants prosecutions for South Sudan war crimes

Juba - A UN rights commission in South Sudan said Friday there was sufficient evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

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.
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