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South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia: mediators

Last Updated: Monday, April 28, 2014, 21:47

Peace talks between South Sudan`s government and rebels aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war resumed in the Ethiopian capital on Monday, regional mediators said.

South Sudan court frees four top leaders accused of `rebellion`

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 05:00

South Sudan has released four top leaders accused of rebellion and treason, dropping charges of attempting to overthrow the government in a move aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war.

UN rights chief sent to South Sudan to end violence

Last Updated: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 04:32

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has asked UN high commissioner for human rights Navi Pillay and his special adviser on the prevention of genocide, Adama Dieng, to travel to South Sudan this weekend in a bid to stop violence in the world`s youngest country.

South Sudan court frees four top leaders accused of `rebellion`

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 22:11

South Sudan on Friday released four top leaders accused of rebellion and treason, dropping charges for attempting to overthrow the government in a move aimed at ending a four-month-old civil war.

UN rights chief heads to South Sudan after massacres

Last Updated: Friday, April 25, 2014, 18:25

UN human rights chief Navi Pillay is heading to conflict-torn South Sudan after a wave of mass killings of civilians, her office said Friday.

South Sudan to drop charges against rebel leaders: minister

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 23:16

South Sudan`s government announced today that it was dropping charges against four alleged top rebels on trial for attempting to overthrow the government, in an effort to promote peace and end a four-month-old civil war.

UN Security Council threatens sanctions over South Sudan violence

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 22:46

The United Nations Security Council today brandished the threat of targeted sanctions against those responsible for deadly violence in South Sudan, in a firm and unanimous statement.

South Sudan rebels claim to be closing in on oil fields

Last Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 18:54

Rebels in South Sudan said Thursday they were closing in on key oil fields and two state capitals, predicting an imminent collapse of the government and a "bloodbath".

Internationsl efforts aiming to reduce south sudan crisis

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 21:43

As ethnic massacres in South Sudan spiral out of control and politicians lose their grip on rampaging militias, only a concerted international effort stands any chance of ending the four-month-old civil war, analysts say.

India conveys deep concern to UNSC over attacks in S Sudan

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014, 13:03

In the wake of last week`s attack on a UN base in South Sudan that injured two Indian peacekeepers, India has conveyed its "deep concern" to the Security Council over the continued hostilities and lack of political dialogue in the troubled nation.

South Sudan rebels deny massacres, blame government

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014, 15:21

South Sudanese rebels on Tuesday rejected UN accusations they massacred "hundreds" of civilians in ethnic killings when they captured a key oil town last week, turning the blame instead on the government.

UN `outrage` over South Sudan base attack

Last Updated: Saturday, April 19, 2014, 21:24

The United Nations Security Council expressed "outrage" and demanded the South Sudan government prevent attacks on its bases and civilians in the war-torn country after dozens of people were killed.