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Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

Last Updated: Sunday, June 01, 2014, 06:35

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

South Sudan rebel leader in Kenya for talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 15:56

The leader of South Sudan`s rebels, former vice president Riek Machar, is in Nairobi for talks on regional efforts to end his country`s nearly six-month-old civil war, officials said Friday.

UN calls for wider use of surveillance drones

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:59

UN peacekeeping missions should deploy more drones and state-of the art technology to become more effective, limit boots on the ground and keep aid workers safer, their chief said on Thursday.

China to send peacekeeping battalion to S.Sudan: UN

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 03:28

China will soon send an infantry battalion to reinforce the United Nations peacekeeping mission in war-torn South Sudan, officials said Thursday.

South Sudan Army and rebels block UN peacekeepers

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 16:20

Warring forces in South Sudan are continuing to block United Nations peacekeepers as the civil war that has devastated the young nation continues to rage, the UN said Thursday.

US pledging $300M in aid to South Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 12:17

The United States is pledging nearly USD 300 million in assistance to address urgent humanitarian needs resulting from the crisis in South Sudan.

Norway pledges South Sudan aid ahead of donor conference

Last Updated: Monday, May 19, 2014, 20:59

Norway announced a $63 million aid package to South Sudan on Monday, the eve of an Oslo conference to raise money for desperately needed humanitarian assistance in the conflict-torn country.

At least 58 killed in attack on UN base in South Sudan

Last Updated: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 12:31

The United Nations said today at least 58 people were killed and more than 100 others wounded in an attack against one of its bases in South Sudan sheltering thousands of civilians.

South Sudan ceasefire crumbles as battles rage in oil-state

Last Updated: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 23:34

Forces in South Sudan on Thursday fought fierce battles and traded blame for breaking a ceasefire as the civil war entered its sixth month amid warnings of famine if bloodshed continues.

Troops needed to shore up shaky South Sudan peace: US

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 23:16

The United States called Wednesday for an immediate deployment of African troops to safeguard a fragile peace deal reached last week by warring sides in South Sudan.

South Sudan ceasefire broken as rebels and Army battle

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 11:41

Fighting between South Sudanese rebels and government troops raged Monday, just days after a fresh ceasefire deal, dashing hopes to a swift end to five months of civil war.

UN chief urges special tribunal for South Sudan

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 13, 2014, 03:19

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for a special tribunal for South Sudan, saying there are grounds to believe that crimes against humanity have been committee since widespread violence began five months ago.