South Sudan News


Friday, 04-18-14, 11:29President Launches Famine-Averting Initiative[VOA]Juba -South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Wednesday launched a home-grown initiative aimed at averting famine in the country where four months of violence have displaced more than a million people and prevented farmers from planting crops. read more...
Friday, 04-18-14, 6:44Hundreds Feared Dead After Rebels Overrun Town[Radio Dabanga]Bentiu -Hundreds of people are unaccounted for and feared dead after rebel forces overran Bentiu town in Unity State of South Sudan on Tuesday, with multiple sources describing incidents of forced disappearances and mass killings of civilians. read more...
Thursday, 04-17-14, 21:21Thirty Die in Clashes With Peacekeepers[Sudan Tribune]Juba -At least 30 people were killed in Jonglei state capital Bor on Thursday during clashes between local youth demonstrators and peacekeepers from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), medical sources told Sudan Tribune. read more...
Thursday, 04-17-14, 7:49Number of Civilians Protected At UN Peacekeeping Bases Is 'Swelling'[UN News]Spiraling violence has forced an increasing number of civilians in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state are seeking refuge with the United Nations peacekeeping mission, it was confirmed today. read more...
Wednesday, 04-16-14, 17:45Bad News for Beijing As Rebels Attack Oil Fields[African Arguments]The current conflict in South Sudan has now lasted nearly half a year, killing thousands and displacing hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese. Oil, South Sudan's only major source of revenue, has neither been the reason for nor the focus of the conflict up to this point. But this is rapidly changing as the flow and whereabouts of the oil revenue, as well as the security of the oil fields themselves, moves to the very centre of the conflict. read more...
Wednesday, 04-16-14, 7:51Opposition Says It Has Seized Bentiu - Again[VOA]A day after a top U.S. official warned that Washington will not hesitate to impose sanctions on anyone who blocks peace in South Sudan, army and opposition forces fought for control of Bentiu, the capital of the country's second biggest oil-producing state. read more...
Wednesday, 04-16-14, 3:43UN Official Calls Ongoing Violence 'An Outrage' to Country's People[UN News]The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba today. read more...
Tuesday, 04-15-14, 9:15'No News From Malakal'[MSF]Metal doors squeak. The wind stirs clothes, assorted rubbish, water bottles, plastic chairs. Life has disappeared from Malakal, a key town in the oil-rich Upper Nile state of South Sudan. The clashes between government and opposition forces have turned Malakal, a square grid bordering the river Nile, into a ghost town. But some people didn't manage to escape - they were forced to witness the horror. read more...
Tuesday, 04-15-14, 9:12Army Denies Attacking Rebels in Unity State[Sudan Tribune]Juba -The South Sudanese army (SPLA) spokesperson on Monday dismissed rebel claims that its forces instigated the fighting that erupted Sunday near an oil refinery under construction in Unity state. read more...
Monday, 04-14-14, 20:02After Surviving a Dash for Freedom, South Sudanese Just Happy to Have Home[UNHCR]Kule Refugee Camp, Ethiopia -The ordinary act of cooking sorghum stew comes as a nearly revolutionary blessing for 25-year-old Nyakuor Duer after all she's survived. The South Sudanese woman trekked 22 days on foot, feeding four small children wild leaves and fruit plucked from trees along the way, just to find safety in next-door Ethiopia. read more...

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