Some 65 percent of South Sudanese women have experienced sexual or physical violence, twice the global average
The upsurge in violence in the world's youngest state comes ahead of planned peace talks and amid desperate humanitarian conditions
South Sudan faces a cholera crisis without more aid says UN
Millions of South Sudanese children suffering famine and war
UN says makeshift refugee camps on the border with Uganda are full to over flowing following a further spread in ethnic killings
Thousands of families caught up in South Sudan’s famine are hiding from marauding gunmen in the swamps and islands of the River Nile.
Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation
Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.
President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.
The commander of the UN force in South Sudan, Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, has been sacked following a damning report UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that he was “deeply distr
Under increasing international pressure, South Sudan has agreed to accept 4,000 extra peacekeepers.
The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…
One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…
South Sudan’s embattled government has agreed to allow an international protection force to be deployed in the country, after a United Nations mission failed to prevent…
Evacuees from South Sudan have been arriving in the Kenyan capital Nairobi following days of violence and tension in Juba.
Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…
Salva Kiir has ordered his SPLA army to observe a ceasefire in South Sudan.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Juba between forces loyal to the president and those supporting the vice president, renewing fears South Sudan will slip back into full-blown civil…
Fears are growing of a return to civil war in South Sudan after renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country’s president and vice president.
Gunbattles in South Sudan’s capital Juba erupted for a fourth day between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who support the vice president Riek Machar around a military…
Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.
Eyewitnesses say dozens of people have died after a cargo plane crashed on take-off at the main airport in Juba, the capital of South Sudan
A cargo plane with passengers on board has crashed on take-off at the main airport in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. There are reports from the
A reluctant President Kiir calls on the leaders from other African nations in the region to help implement a peace deal for South Sudan after expressing reservations about the agreement.
The deadline has passed but the peace deal hasn’t been signed between South Sudan’s warring factions. President Salva Kiir said he needed more time
Gunmen in South Sudan have abducted at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, from their school in Upper Nile State. According to the UN they were taken