South Sudan News


Wednesday, 08-27-14, 8:36Rebels Deny Shooting Down UN Helicopter in Unity State[Sudan Tribune]Kampala -South Sudanese rebels have denied allegations its forces shot down a UN helicopter near the capital of oil-rich Unity state on Tuesday. read more...
Wednesday, 08-27-14, 6:38UN Helicopter Crashes[Deutsche Welle]A UN helicopter has crashed in South Sudan, with unconfirmed reports saying it was shot down. Three crew members have died and one survivor is being treated for injuries. read more...
Tuesday, 08-26-14, 7:41IGAD Gives Rivals 45 Days to End Conflict[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa/Juba -The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has given South Sudan's warring parties 45 days to negotiate and reach an agreement to form a transitional government of national unity. read more...
Monday, 08-25-14, 10:59Rebels Accuse Monitors of Spying[Sudan Tribune]Addis Ababa -The South Sudanese rebels led by the former vice-president Riek Machar accused the regional bloc, IGAD, of aiding "government spies" in their controlled territories in violation of the regulations and procedures government the monitoring and verification activities between the warring parties. read more...
Sunday, 08-24-14, 18:38Rebels Seize Monitors' Helicopter[VOA]Addis Ababa -South Sudan opposition forces seized a helicopter of the regional monitoring and verification teams early Sunday and a team member has reportedly died. The incident happened just hours before the East African bloc IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) opened a summit in Ethiopia on the fighting in South Sudan. read more...
Sunday, 08-24-14, 10:47U.S Ambassador Prepares 'Bittersweet' Departure From South Sudan[VOA]When U.S. Ambassador Susan Page arrived in South Sudan in 2011, the world's newest nation was celebrating its hard-fought independence and the world shared the hopes of the South Sudanese people for a bright future. read more...
Saturday, 08-23-14, 9:15Army Uncovers Rebel Plan for Major Military Offensive[Sudan Tribune]Juba -The South Sudanese army (SPLA) says it has discovered a master plan drawn up by rebel forces outlining arrangements for mass mobilisation with the aim of launching a major offensive despite the signing of a ceasefire agreement. read more...
Saturday, 08-23-14, 9:06Political Parties Disown Leader At Peace Talks[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudanese political parties in the ongoing peace talks mediated by the East African regional bloc (IGAD) have announced that Lam Akol was no longer their leader. read more...
Friday, 08-22-14, 13:46Ethnic Militias and the Shrinking State[African Arguments]Until early August, Maban county was mostly famous for the misery of others. Nearly 130,000 Sudanese refugees live - and sometimes die - in desperately difficult conditions in several makeshift camps in Maban, having fled the fighting in Blue Nile, over the border in Sudan. Their suffering has been a recurring news story over the last few years: Sudan's troubles exported to South Sudan. read more...
Friday, 08-22-14, 13:31Go Back to Peace Talks, Demand South Sudanese[VOA]South Sudanese civil society groups called on the government and opposition Wednesday to engage in meaningful talks to bring peace to South Sudan after the government failed to show up for the negotiations for a sixth day. read more...

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