A shopkeeper with little to sell to customers who have little money to spend in Wau Shilluk, a village where the population has swelled with refugees, in South Sudan, on June 17th. Photograph: Tyler Hicks/The New York Times

In places where the fighting is fiercest, no one is even attempting to count the dead. Nearly half the population of the world’s newest nation, South(...)

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 (...)