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South Sudan army soldiers walk to board a military helicopter at Juba international airport, before heading to Bor. Photograph: James Akena/Reuters

South Sudan accused rebels today of mobilising a feared ethnic militia for new attacks despite a government offer of a truce to end two weeks of confl(...)

 South Korean soldiers provide water at a refugee camp in South Sudan  this week. Hundreds of South Korean soldiers are stationed in Bor, 170 kilometers south of the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as part of United Nations peacekeeping forces there.

South Sudan troops will attack the main stronghold of rebel forces loyal to former vice president Riek Machar if the government’s offer of a ceasefire(...)

From left: Ethiopia’s prime minister, Hailemariam Desalegn, South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, and Kenya’s president, Uhuru Kenyatta, meet in the South Sudanese capital Juba yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Hakim George

Rebels in South Sudan have seized some oil wells and may damage them, the petroleum ministry said, as African leaders met President Salva Kiir to try (...)

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 (...)

 A United Nations handout photograph shows the remains of two peacekeepers from the UN Indian Battalion arriving to Juba, South Sudan. The soldiers were killed in action on Thursday. Photograph: EPA/UN/Handout.

Two US military aircraft responding to the outbreak of violence in South Sudan were hit by incoming fire, wounding three US service members.Officials (...)

South Sudan civilians, who are fleeing violence, seek refuge in the UN Mission in South Sudan  compound in Bor, capital of Jonglei state, South Sudan. Photograph:  EPA/Hailemichael Gebrekrstros/UNMISS.

US president Barack Obama has urged clashing factions in South Sudan to end violence, restore calm, and work toward reconciliation. Mr Obama said th(...)

An internally displaced man holds his son inside a United Nations Missions in Sudan (UNMIS) compound in Juba today. South Sudanese government troops battled to regain control of a flashpoint town and sent forces to quell fighting in a vital oil producing area today, the fifth day of a conflict that that has deepended ethnic divisions in the two-year-old nation. Photograph: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters
UN base in South Sudan stormed
  • Africa
  • December 19, 2013, 16:19

A United Nations base sheltering civilians in South Sudan was stormed today, with peacekeepers among the believed casualties. The compound of the UN m(...)

South Sudanese rapper Lual D’Awol: “I’m not a politician but I’m talking about the government. Things are not moving as swiftly as we would like.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

As he drives around the streets of South Sudan’s ramshackle capital, Lual D’Awol performs the rap song that has made him famous – and not a little con(...)

Civilians take shelter at the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan  compound on the outskirts of capital Juba. Photograph: Reuters

The United Nations received reports from local sources in South Sudan today that between 400 and 500 people had been killed and up to 800 wounded in (...)

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