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Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief on Wednesday after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter in which the UN says hundreds of civilians were massacred.
April 23, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has expressed disappointment with the way regional leaders are responding to his pleas for help to end the country's nearly four-month-old conflict which erupted after his former deputy, Riek ...

At least 1,000 southerners were murdered in Juba in 1965, and educated southerners were killed at a wedding party in Wau the same year, during the first conflict (1955-72); hundreds of thousands of others died in combat or through hunger.
Khartoum further accused Juba of using Sudanese rebel groups in its fight against rebels allied to former vice-president Riek Machar considering the move a violation of the security agreements signed between the countries.
April 22,2014 (Juba) - South Sudan government admitted on Tuesday that its forces had lost control of Unity state's Mayom county to anti-government rebels led by the country's former vice-president, Riek Machar.
Juba - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir sacked his army chief on Wednesday after rebels seized a major oil hub, unleashing two days of ethnic slaughter in which the UN says hundreds of civilians were massacred.

The African Union (AU) Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has embarked on a 10-day mission to the country amidst renewed violence in parts of the country's oil rich regions.
Juba South Sudan's army yesterday said it was battling rebels in three key states, as insurgents blamed for massacring hundreds of civilians in attacks last week continued an offensive targeting oil fields.
April 22, 2014 (Juba) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) said on Tuesday that it had repulsed rebel fighters under the leadership of former vice-president Riek Machar from attempting to extend their control on a number of fronts in Jonglei, Unity and ...
The African Union (AU) Commission of Inquiry on South Sudan has embarked on a 10-day mission to the country amidst renewed violence in parts of the country's oil rich regions.
Juba, South Sudan - Rebels in South Sudan rejected UN reports they had massacred hundreds of civilians as "lies" Tuesday, April 22 as they wrested another town from government troops in a worsening civil war.
Juba - A South Sudan army spokesman said Tuesday it was "a matter of time" before government forces regain control of Bentiu and another town in Unity state that have fallen to rebel forces.
Juba (AFP) - The world's youngest nation South Sudan is on the brink of collapse after four months of civil war, with battles spiralling into brutal ethnic massacres.
Juba, South Sudan (April 17, 2014) - A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response.
April 21, 2014 (Juba) - The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said on Monday that more than 200 people died in Bentiu after the strategic Unity state town fell to opposition forces last week.
Juba - Thousands of South Sudanese flooded to Churches this weekend to celebrate Easter, while the young nation contemplates the attacks on civilians in recent days in Bor and Bentiu that may have marked a turning point in the four-month-old conflict.
... South Sudanese should know that, Makuei Lueth is a criminal number one who deserves hanging from the President of the Republic of South Sudan because; he is the very person who is spoiling the government of Maryardit in Juba at this particular ...

Juba, South Sudan (April 17, 2014) - A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response.
Hesham Shawky told reporters at the Juba International Airport. He said the visit came in line with a recent cooperation agreement penned between Egypt and South Sudan. "This [the doctors' visit] comes following a recent visit by the South Sudanese ...
Hesham Shawky told reporters at the Juba International Airport. He said the visit came in line with a recent cooperation agreement penned between Egypt and South Sudan. "This [the doctors' visit] comes following a recent visit by the South Sudanese ...
April 21, 2014 (Juba) - Thousands of South Sudanese flooded to Churches this weekend to celebrate Easter, while the young nation contemplates the attacks on civilians in recent days in Bor and Bentiu that may have marked a turning point in the ...
Juba - South Sudan's government on Saturday accused "enemies of peace" and regional stability of sabotaging improving relations with the government of neigbouring Sudan, asserting it remains committed to respecting the terms of the cooperation ...
This episode, which occurred in capital Juba, quickly spread throughout the country, with even examples of one time colleagues from rivaling communities, turning into bludgeoning and slaughtering each other without mercy.
Juba - The South Sudanese army on Friday rejected accusations that it backed attacks on the internally displaced persons at the United Nations base in Jonglei, saying it alerted the world body of youth movement towards its location.
... of ruling party's pastoralists and farmers' Secretariat on Thursday evening, said that Sudan's enemies who supported secession of the south in order to destroy the north regretted their action, noting they are now begging Khartoum to reunite with Juba.
The UN has about 8,500 peacekeepers in South Sudan, which became the world newest state after seceding from Sudan in 2011.
Juba - South Sudan revealed on Friday that the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will not be renewed in July without it being approved by the young nation's parliament.
Juba - South Sudan's army said on Saturday they had "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation.
"Flooding will hugely increase the chances of epidemic waterborne diseases, including cholera," says Doune Porter, chief spokesperson for UNICEF in Juba. "The fighting is preventing farmers from planting crops, and time is really running out on them now.".
Benjamin says ongoing communication between South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir will prevent the "enemies of peace and regional stability" from undermining the warming diplomatic relations between Juba ...
Juba - As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down on local media in an attempt to influence ...
He insisted that the fighting was necessary to "put pressure on Salva Kiir". If this did not force him to the negotiation table, he warned, then "we are coming to [South Sudan's capital] Juba to depose him". Thousands have been killed in South Sudan ...
April 19, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudan's government on Saturday accused "enemies of peace" and regional stability of sabotaging improving relations with the government of neigbouring Sudan, asserting it remains committed to respecting the terms of the ...
April 18, 2014 (Juba) - The South Sudanese army on Friday rejected accusations that it backed attacks on the internally displaced persons at the United Nations base in Jonglei, saying it alerted the world body of youth movement towards its location.
Nairobi - A Human Rights Watch (HRW) representative has accused Sudan and South Sudan of committing grave human rights violations amid reports about ill-treatment and torture of detainees.
April 19, 2014 (Juba) - The South Sudanese military on Saturday said it was scaling up major operations against rebels seeking to control the country's state oil fields, saying it had repulsed sustained attacks in Unity and Upper Nile states.
Juba, South Sudan: South Sudan sent troops to secure a United Nations base after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering there, in an attack that killed at least 48, the president's spokesman said on Friday.
Juba: South Sudan's army said Saturday that they had "lost communication" with commanders battling rebels in a key oil state where rebels have seized a major town, amid a worsening conflict engulfing the young nation.
April 18, 2014 (Juba) - The South Sudanese government has strongly condemned Thursday's incident in which armed gunmen attacked a United Nations base in Jonglei's state capital, Bor.
Juba - Senior South Sudan government officials on Friday blamed United Nations peacekeepers for provoking a deadly attack on a U.N.
Juba, South Sudan - The United Nations on Friday sounded the alarm over an upsurge in vicious communal violence in conflict-hit South Sudan, after dozens were killed in an attack on civilians sheltering in a UN base. UN officials said "dozens" of ...
Juba, South Sudan, April 18 - South Sudan is one of the most landmine-contaminated countries in the world. Killing thousands of people every year, it has prompted government to take action.
The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, speaks to Journalists in Juba, on April 17, 2014.
Juba, South Sudan - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body ...
Juba, Apr 18 2014 (IPS) - As rebel forces loyal to South Sudan's former vice president Riek Machar declared on Tuesday Apr. 15 that they had captured the key oil town of Bentiu, the government has been accused of clamping down on local media in an ...
April 17, 2014 (Juba) - The South Sudanese army (SPLA) on Thursday said it repulsed a rebel attempt to overrun Renk, another strategic Upper Nile state town located at the North-South Sudan border. JPEG - 20.7 kb; soldiers from the South Sudanese army ...
Juba, South Sudan - An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.
Juba, South Sudan - An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.
Juba, South Sudan - A military officer in South Sudan said about 12 people were killed and dozens injured when an angry mob of armed youths stormed a U.N.
April 17, 2014 (Juba) - South Sudan on Thursday downplayed the significance of the sanctions which the United States government threatened to impose on individuals believed to be blocking the peace process between Juba and rebels that split from its ...


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