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Over one million S.Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

Site - The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said Thursday, with no end in sight to the war behind the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

More than one million S. Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

Geneva - South Sudan's brutal civil war has forced more than one million people to flee to neighbouring Uganda alone, with another million seeking refuge elsewhere in the region, the UN's refugee agency said Thursday.

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.

US warns South Sudan regional plan is last chance for peace

New York - The United States warned Thursday that a new regional plan to shore up South Sudan's failing peace agreement was the last chance for Juba's leaders to end the war, now in its fourth year.

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.

At refugee summit, UN chief urges 'solidarity' with Uganda

Kanpala - UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for international solidarity with Uganda at a fundraising summit to help the country deal with nearly a million South Sudanese fleeing war.

EU pledges 85 mn euros to Uganda for S.Sudan refugees

Lira - The EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda on Thursday as UN chief Antonio Guterres urged donors to give 20 times that amount to help the country deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.

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.

War leaves no winners, only rubble in S.Sudan oil town

Bentiu - What was once Bentiu, the gateway to South Sudan's oil fields, is now a cluster of bullet-riddled buildings and piles of scrap metal, its ghostly avenues abandoned.

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.

South Sudanese refugees need $1.4 bn this year: UN

Geneva - The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

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.

S. Sudan 'man-made' famine could kill 6 million, charity warns

Durban - The famine ravaging South Sudan and its neighbours could claim six million lives, a charity warned Friday, as the international community struggles to raise the $4.4 billion needed to avert a full-blown disaster.

UN calls for halt to South Sudan fighting

New York - The United Nations on Saturday called for a halt to fighting in South Sudan after the government launched a new offensive earlier this week.

South Sudan forces launch new offensive: UN

New York - South Sudanese government forces on Wednesday launched an offensive on a town in the north, displacing civilians who may be headed toward the border with Sudan, the UN envoy said.

South Sudan war strains Uganda's generous refugee policy

Site - Ugandan motorbike taxi driver Sadiq Agotre grumbles as he waits for a rare client among thousands of South Sudanese refugees hoping to receive food rations in the outskirts of his town."Business is not good.

South Sudan ex-rebels release UN hostages in DR Congo

New York - South Sudanese former rebels on Tuesday released 16 UN staff after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official 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.

UK says South Sudan violence amounts to 'genocide'

Entebbe - Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan's civil war amount to "genocide", according to Britain's International Development Minister Priti Patel.

In Pajok, South Sudan: 'We buried Jacob, Paul and Amos'

Lira - In the no man's land between South Sudan and Uganda wind lashes though scrubland, whipping hot dust into the eyes of David Otong Oroma and his sister as they struggle to push their heavily laden motorbike over the border.

Hungry S.Sudanese 'eat leaves and seeds to survive'

Nairobi - South Sudanese villagers are eating leaves from trees and precious seed stocks as food runs out in areas where famine has not been declared, a humanitarian aid group said Monday.

S.Sudan's leaders force famine on their people: analysts

Nairobi - South Sudan's famine is a disaster created by its leaders, say analysts who argue that while food may save some lives now it is only peace that can bring lasting relief.

UN Security Council again eyes sanctions on South Sudan

New York - The UN Security Council voiced alarm about the deepening humanitarian crisis and famine in South Sudan, with the United States, Britain and France raising anew the idea of sanctions and a weapons embargo.

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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