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South Sudan announced it is joining the Chemical Weapons Convention outlawing the use of toxic arms on Friday, leaving just three nations left to sign on to the treaty.

As the world's youngest nation approaches its fifth year of civil war, rape has often been used as a weapon by both government and opposition forces.

US threatens 'measures' against South Sudan

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US threatens 'measures' against South Sudan

South Sudan's government could face unspecified measures unless it moves to end the nearly four-year war and stops harassing UN peacekeepers and aid workers, the US warned on Tuesday.

Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

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Sudan's President Bashir to visit Russia this week

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by The International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes related to the Darfur conflict, ...

Standoff in <em>Juba</em> as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

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Standoff in Juba as troops encircle ex-army chief's home

Streets across South Sudan's capital are largely empty as fears a standoff between two rival groups bring fears of a new civil war.

Robert Cusack

Presidents Kiir, Bashir discuss peace deal for South Sudan

Following a recent warning from Washington over conditions for future investment in both countries, senior ministers met in Khartoum to discuss oil exports, border issues and other disputes.

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S. Sudan's Salva Kiir in Khartoum to 'ease tensions'

Salva Kiir makes his third visit to Khartoum as President of South Sudan to discuss border disputes and 'normalising relations'.

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US ambassador to UN evacuated from South Sudan camp

The US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley was evacuated from a camp in South Sudan after protests over the country's president descended on the ...

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Red Cross driver killed in S. Sudan ambush

An ambush on a humanitarian aid convoy left a Red Cross driver dead in South Sudan, the organisation said on Saturday.

US slaps sanctions on senior South Sudan officials

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US slaps sanctions on senior South Sudan officials

The United States applied sanctions on Wednesday to three officials from South Sudan accused of instigating and profiting from the four-year ...

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Director who hated 'American Sniper' to make Iraqi version

Clint Eastwood’s Hollywood film “American Sniper” was so bad, that Egyptian director Amr Salama has decided to create his own alternative ...

South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

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South Sudan world's 'most difficult place' for aid workers

South Sudan is the most difficult place in the world for aid workers, a senior UN official said on Friday, with at least 15 killed so far in ...

South Sudan military captures rebel headquarters near Ethiopia border

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South Sudan military captures rebel headquarters near Ethiopia border

The South Sudanese army say they have captured the border town of Pagak, which has been the main base of fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek ...

South Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

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South Sudan clashes force patients, doctors to flee hospital

Patients and doctors at the clinic in the town of Maiwut risked being caught up in an army offensive closing in on the nearby ...

South Sudan political prisoner amnesty essential before peace talks

Robert Cusack

South Sudan political prisoner amnesty essential before peace talks

The Japanese ambassador lobbied for the release of rebel prisoners to help move peace talks along on Wednesday.

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US airstrike 'destroys' al-Shabab training camp in Somalia

A US military airstrike destroyed an al-Shabab training camp, killing eight suspected militants, officials said.

Robert Cusack

South Sudan soldiers in dock for mass rape cases

The case against 13 soldiers has been postponed in order to allow the prosecution to build a case effectively.

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South Sudan president sacks controversial army chief

A South Sudanese commander whose forces were said to be behind the killing of hundreds in bloody attacks in July, has been sacked a government ...

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Nearly 50,000 at risk as South Sudan violence soars

South Sudanese government forces launched an offensive on a town in the north on Wednesday, displacing civilians who may be headed toward the ...

Sudan says South Sudan attempting to 'extend war'

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Sudan says South Sudan attempting to 'extend war'

Sudan's security agency accused South Sudan of staging talks with rebels fighting Khartoum's forces in two southern states, with the goal of ...

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South Sudan group release UN hostages following brief capture

A group of South Sudanese former rebels released 16 UN staff members on Tuesday, after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in ...

South Sudan refuses UN peacekeepers access to 'massacre site'

Robert Cusack

South Sudan refuses UN peacekeepers access to 'massacre site'

UN peacekeeping forces have been repeatedly refused access to the scene of fighting between government and rebel troops in South Sudan where ...

Six killed in 'heinous murder' of Sudan aid workers

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Six killed in 'heinous murder' of Sudan aid workers

The attack marks the deadliest targeting aid workers in Sudan since civil war broke out in 2013, and threatens to derail aid distribution with ...

South Sudan: An urgent priority for the international agenda

Monique Bouffé

South Sudan: An urgent priority for the international agenda

Comment: Japan's decision to withdraw its peacekeeping forces from South Sudan came as no surprise, but as the conflict continues to escalate, ...

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