South Sudan

Tribal militia kill 43 in South Sudan's Jonglei state, abduct women, children

Tribal militia kill 43 in South Sudan's Jonglei state, abduct women, children

Raiders from the Murle ethnic group killed 20 men, 22 women and one child, and injured 19 people in the village of Duk Payel on Tuesday, Jonglei Information Minister Jocab Akech Deng said.  

Nov 29, 2017, 23:44 PM IST

50 dead in South Sudan tribal raids: Officials

Fifty people were killed in raids by a tribal militia in eastern South Sudan, a local official said Wednesday, the latest in a series of attacks between rival communities.

Nov 29, 2017, 17:53 PM IST

More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said Thursday, with no end in sight to the war behind the world`s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Aug 17, 2017, 16:47 PM IST
20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria: United Nations

20 million face war-linked famine in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria: United Nations

According to the UN`s humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, only $2.5 billion have so far been paid up by donors to tackle the crisis, out of a total of $4.9 billion urgently needed.

Aug 09, 2017, 21:29 PM IST

Rwandan soldiers arrive in South Sudan ahead of thousands more extra UN troops

About 120 Rwandan peacekeepers have arrived in South Sudan, United Nations said on Tuesday, the first detachment of 4,000 extra troops approved by the U.N. last year to help protect the capital of Africa`s newest country. 

Aug 08, 2017, 19:15 PM IST

Indian army expedites buying military hardware for UN missions

A report by the UN pointed out poor maintenance and serviceability of equipment and platforms used by the Indian troops and held back a reimbursement amount of Rs 338 crore, official sources said.

 

Jun 25, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Record 65.6 million people displaced worldwide: UN

Devastating conflicts, violence and persecution in places like Syria and South Sudan left a record 65.6 million people uprooted from their homes by the end of 2016, the UN said today.

Jun 19, 2017, 12:00 PM IST

South Sudan rebels say they carried out deadly road ambush

Gabriel claimed the ambush destroyed four military vehicles and nine private ones and killed more than 40 people including civilians "caught in crossfire".
 

Jun 09, 2017, 19:46 PM IST

South Sudan rebels claim responsibility for deadly convoy attack

South Sudan`s rebels have claimed responsibility for an ambush on a convoy of buses and other vehicles travelling on a major highway that killed at least 14 people.

Jun 09, 2017, 15:09 PM IST

Contaminated vaccines kill 15 children in South Sudan: Health Minister

Fifteen children died in a South Sudanese village last month after being administered with contaminated measles vaccines, the country's health minister said Friday.

Jun 02, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

South Sudan frees UN journalist held for 2.5 years without charge

The South Sudanese government on Friday freed a South Sudanese journalist working for a United Nations radio station after two and a half years of imprisonment.

May 26, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017.

May 19, 2017, 19:51 PM IST

Boko Haram traps starving people in Nigeria, UN warns

Two million people are teetering on the brink of famine in northeastern Nigeria but efforts to reach some are being thwarted by Boko Haram jihadists, the UN`s food agency said Thursday.

May 19, 2017, 00:15 AM IST
USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

May 15, 2017, 15:54 PM IST

South Sudan's ousted army chief in a fighting mood: President Salva Kiir

A showdown between South Sudan`s President Salva Kiir and his ousted army chief intensified on Friday after the general failed to return to the capital Juba following his dismissal amid a worsening civil war. 

May 12, 2017, 19:37 PM IST

South Sudan's sacked army chief quits Juba, dismisses fears amid civil war

South Sudan`s sacked former army chief Paul Malong sought on Wednesday to allay concerns he might join a revolt after leaving the capital Juba soon after his dismissal, saying he had no "problems" with the government.

May 10, 2017, 22:35 PM IST

UN denied access to South Sudan town alleged to be massacre site

South Sudanese authorities are blocking United Nations peacekeepers from visiting a town where soldiers are alleged to have killed civilians including children this week.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

More than 3,000 South Sudanese flee to Uganda after raid on border town: Refugees

More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighbouring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said.

 

Apr 04, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

2 Indians abducted in South Sudan released: Sushma Swaraj

Two Indian petroleum engineers who were abducted in South Sudan have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

Mar 31, 2017, 11:29 AM IST

South Sudan rebels raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

Mar 28, 2017, 16:33 PM IST

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