South Sudanese policemen and soldiers are seen along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, on July 10th, 2016. Photograph: Reuters

South Sudan’s president and vice-president ordered their rival forces to cease hostilities on Monday after days of fighting threatened to plunge the (...)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir (centre),  leaves a press  conference  as artillery fire broke out near the presidential palace in Juba on July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP/Getty Images

At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan’s rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians, a government source said o(...)

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 (...)