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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.

South Sudan ceasefire broken as rebels and army battle

Last Updated: Monday, May 12, 2014, 14:28

South Sudanese rebels and government troops waged fresh battles on Monday, breaking a new ceasefire deal and dashing hopes to a swift end to five months of brutal civil war.

UN to expand food aid to South Sudan

Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014, 03:41

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said Saturday it plans to expand its emergency programmes in South Sudan.

UN chief hails South Sudan ceasefire agreement

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 13:18

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed a ceasefire agreement signed by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar.

South Sudan`s rebel leader agrees new ceasefire with president

Last Updated: Saturday, May 10, 2014, 09:32

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed a ceasefire deal on Friday after coming under growing international pressure to end ethnic fighting that has raised fears of genocide. 

Warring South Sudan rivals ready for peace talks

Last Updated: Friday, May 09, 2014, 21:55

South Sudan`s president and rebel chief prepared Friday to meet for the first time since brutal civil war broke out nearly five months ago, amid international pressure to stem bloodshed and avert famine and genocide.