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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.

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, will visit Russia on Thursday, the Kremlin said.

Standoff in Juba 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.

Presidents <em>Kiir</em>, Bashir discuss peace deal for South Sudan

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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.

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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 ...

Violence, arson at South Sudanese refugee camp in Sudan

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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.

South Sudan starves as aid agencies fail to deliver

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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.

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 ...

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.

Robert Cusack

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 ...

Robert Cusack

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 ...

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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 ...

Starvation kills thousands while South Sudan 'spends on weapons'

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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 ...

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

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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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