South Sudan is expected 'to profit' from its famine crisis after hiking visa prices to $10,000, aid groups warned on Saturday.
Just days after President Kiir promised not to impede humanitarian access to famine-stricken areas, the ministry of labour announced a huge increased to business visa costs.
South Sudan's labour minister resigned on Friday and declared allegiance to rebel leader Riek Machar, making him the second top official to quit in the war-torn country this week.
The UN will vote on whether to adopt an arms embargo on South Sudan after warnings that the country faced the risk of mass atrocities.
The US pushed for a Security Council vote on an arms embargo on South Sudan as in attempt to cut off weapons flow to the war-torn country.
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A spokesperson for the World Food Programme has warned of child malnourishment in the north of the country, as the UN peacekeeping mission reports a rise in violence.
South Sudan's government are attempting to restore calm amid rumours of President Salva Kiir's death, while rebels battle troops near the capital.
A cessation of hostilities has been declared by both South Sudan's president and his estranged deputy, as hundreds are reported killed in fresh clashes between government forces and rebels
Sudan moves a step closer to intervention in southern neighbour state as Khartoum and Juba trade accusations of support for rebels.