Malnourished children receive treatment at the Leer Hospital, South Sudan. NGO’s say a proposed law to regulate aid ‘could cost lives’. Photograph: Nichole Sobecki/AFP/Getty Images

Aid agencies working in South Sudan have warned that a new Bill introduced by the country’s parliament could prevent charities from providing basic(...)

 As many as  12,000 children – most of them boys – have been used as soldiers by armed groups in  South Sudan over the past year. Photograph:  Samir Bor/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

The United Nations has secured a pledge for the release of about 3,000 child soldiers in South Sudan, in what it called “one of the largest ever demob(...)

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar (right) and South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir (left) hold a priest’s hands as they pray before signing a peace agreement in Addis Ababa yesterday. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters

The United Nations in South Sudan is readying aid for towns ravaged by conflict but is waiting to see if a new ceasefire deal holds between the presi(...)

South Sudanese refugees: the fighting between troops backing President Salva Kiir and soldiers loyal to his sacked vice-president, Riek Machar has exacerbated ethnic tensions between Mr Kiir’s Dinka people and Mr Machar’s Nuer. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

Rebels slaughtered hundreds of civilians when they seized the South Sudan oil hub of Bentiu, hunting down men, women and children who had sough(...)

Rebel fighters hold their weapons as they march yesterday in a village in the rebel-controlled territory of Upper Nile state in South Sudan. Photograph: Reuters/Goran Tomasevic

With a weary predictability, war started again in South Sudan in December, 2013. The latest round of peace talks recommence today. This is the world’s(...)

South Sudan’s government-delegation leader Nhial Deng Nhial (left) and the rebel-delegation leader Taban Deng Gai (right)  shake hands after signing a ceasefire agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday

South Sudan’s government and rebels signed a ceasefire yesterday to end more than five weeks of fighting that divided Africa’s newest nation and broug(...)

Children displaced by the unrest in Bor county play around boats in the port of Minkaman. 
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More than 200 women and children drowned when their overloaded boat capsized on the Nile as they scrambled to escape fighting in South Sudan, offic(...)

People displaced from fighting in Bor wash themselves in the White Nile river in Minkaman, in Awerial county, Lakes state, in South Sudan yesterday. Photograph: Andreea Campeanu/Reuters

At least 200 people died when a boat ferrying people fleeing reports of violence in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state sank, an army spokesman said. The (...)

A displaced woman waits for medical attention at an emergency clinic run by Medecins Sans Frontieres at Tomping camp in Juba, where some 15,000 displaced people who fled their homes are sheltered by the United Nations. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

South Sudan has rejected rebel calls for an immediate release of detainees after the two sides met briefly for the first time yesterday seeking to end(...)

President of South Sudan Salva Kiir (left) welcomes his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (centre) in Juba, South Sudan, for talks to aid efforts for a ceasefire deal. Photograph: Phillip Dhil

President of Sudan Omar al-Bashir has arrived in Juba for talks with his South Sudanese counterpart Salva Kiir, while China has called for an immed(...)