South Sudanese vice-president James Wani Igga holds up a flag the government claims is of the rebel forces loyal to former vice-president Riek Machar, at a press conference in Juba. Photograph: AP Photo/Ben Curtis

South Sudan’s army fought yesterday with the “White Army” ethnic militia, accusing rebels of mobilising the force despite its offer of a truce to end (...)

United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNAMIS) personnel guard South Sudanese people displaced by recent fighting in Jabel, on the outskirts of capital Juba. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters.

A mass grave containing some 75 bodies has been found in South Sudan’s Unity State and two other mass graves have been reported in Juba after ethnic (...)

A man from Dinka tribe holds his AK47 rifle in front of cows in a Dinka cattle herders camp near Rumbek, capital of the Lakes State in central South Sudan. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.

South Sudan’s government said today it will start a major offensive to retake two strategic towns controlled by rebels loyal to former vice president (...)