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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 coup has been foiled in South Sudan, according to its minister for foreign affairs. Tension has been mounting in the world’s youngest nation since South Sudan president Salva Kiir (pictured) fired his deputy Riek  Machar in July. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters.
Attempted South Sudan coup foiled
  • Africa
  • December 16, 2013, 12:12

South Sudan has foiled an attempted coup led by a group of soldiers and politicians, according to its foreign minister. Barnaba Marial Benjamin said s(...)