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

The United States applied sanctions on Wednesday to three officials from South Sudan accused of instigating and profiting from the four-year civil war in Africa's youngest country.

South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

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South Sudan refugees face long exile: UN's Grandi

The UN's refugee chief has said a long period of exile lies ahead for South Sudanese refugees fleeing the civil war.

Only democracy in the Middle East? Far from it

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Only democracy in the Middle East? Far from it

Comment: Free speech is an integral part of any democracy. The legal case against respected Israeli-Canadian reporter and analyst David Sheen ...

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 ...

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Violence, arson at South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan

The UN refugee agency and the White Nile police chief confirmed there was unrest at the camp where some 50,000 South Sudanese refugees live.

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South Sudan starves as aid agencies fail to deliver

Only 30% of the annual target has been reached so far, more than half-way through the year, a UN official in Khartoum has warned.

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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 ...

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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.

South Sudan sends peace delegation to meet rebel chief

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South Sudan sends peace delegation to meet rebel chief

A government-sponsored negotiations team flew to South Africa on Wednesday to discuss terms with rebel chief, Riek Machar, who has not been ...

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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 ...

One million children flee death in South Sudan

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One million children flee death in South Sudan

New statistics from UN agencies show that the number of child refugees has exceeded the million mark for the first time – with many leaving ...

Millions could die in South Sudan from unfolding famine

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Millions could die in South Sudan from unfolding famine

Aid agencies and NGOs are urging countries to increase their support for South Sudan which is in the grip of a famine that could result in ...

Dozens killed in fighting in South Sudan's second city

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Dozens killed in fighting in South Sudan's second city

The violence stemmed from an ambush of government troops near the city on Sunday, leading to clashes the following day, the United Nations ...

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 ...

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Starvation kills thousands while South Sudan 'spends on weapons'

UN experts say South Sudan's government is spending at least half its budget on weapons while 100,000 people are dying in a famine caused mainly by increasing government military operations.

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George Clooney blames South Sudan government for 'man-made' famine

South Sudan's leaders are using their power for war-profiteering and personal enrichment while civilians starve, the US actor wrote.

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Profitable crisis: Aid groups slam South Sudan's $10,000 visas

South Sudan is expected 'to profit' from its famine crisis after hiking visa prices to $10,000, aid groups warned on Saturday.

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South Sudan slams Khartoum's accusations of Egyptian military aid

South Sudan's government has denied claims made by Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir that Egypt has provided military aid to Juba.

South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

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South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine

The United Nations and others have long accused the government of blocking or restricting aid delivery in the East African nation.

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South Sudan declares famine in parts of the country

South Sudan Monday declared famine in some parts of the country, with more than three years of war leaving nearly five million hungry.

South Sudan minister defects to Machar's rebels

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South Sudan minister defects to Machar's rebels

South Sudan's labour minister resigned on Friday and declared allegiance to rebel leader Riek Machar, making him the second top official to quit ...

New militias 'spawning' in South Sudan's civil war

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New militias 'spawning' in South Sudan's civil war

New militia groups, some "opportunists", others "downright criminal", have emerged in South Sudan since renewed violence erupted there last ...

Egypt denies bombing South Sudan rebel positions

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Egypt denies bombing South Sudan rebel positions

Egypt and South Sudan officially denied that Egyptian warplanes have bombed the rebel-held state of Upper Nile, after SPLA-IO rebels accused ...

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