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China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

'I don't want any more bloodshed in South Sudan': president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir called on arch-rival Riek Machar on Thursday to meet for talks to salvage peace after days of intense gun battles in the capital Juba.

UN warns of new South Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grow

UN warns of new South Sudan fighting as humanitarian crisis grow

The United Nations warned Wednesday of the risk of fresh fighting in South Sudan after days of deadly gun battles that have sent thousands of people fleeing and prompted the urgent evacuation of foreign nationals.

South Sudan's vice president leaves Juba, not seeking war

South Sudan's vice president leaves Juba, not seeking war

South Sudan`s vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president`s forces entered its third day.

Three quarters of South Sudanese need humanitarian aid: UN

Three-quarters of the population of South Sudan needs humanitarian aid after four days of deadly fighting, the UN`s World Food Programme director Etharin Cousin told AFP on Tuesday.

UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

UN chief calls for arms embargo, sanctions on South Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged the Security Council on Monday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan, sanction leaders and commanders who are blocking the implementation of a peace deal and fortify a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

Ceasefire declared after deadly South Sudan clashes

South Sudan`s President and his estranged deputy ordered a ceasefire Monday after a new day of heavy fighting in the capital that sent thousands fleeing and threatened a return to civil war.

India planning evacuation of nationals from South Sudan, tweets Sushma Swaraj

India planning evacuation of nationals from South Sudan, tweets Sushma Swaraj

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday indicated that India was planning to evacuate its nationals from the African nation of South Sudan, where fighting has erupted again between forces loyal to the country's president and vice president.

Renewed fighting erupts in South Sudan as fears of civil war mount

Renewed fighting erupts in South Sudan as fears of civil war mount

Renewed fighting erupted in South Sudan`s capital on Sunday and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar said his residence was attacked by the president`s troops, raising fears of a slide back into full-blown conflict in the five-year-old nation.

Thousands flee heavy fighting in South Sudan capital

There were no immediate details of casualties from Sunday`s fighting.

UN chief urges South Sudan`s Machar to return to Juba

 UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday pressed South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar to return to Juba "without delay" and begin work in a transitional government.

South Sudan makes plea against 'undeserved' UN sanctions

South Sudan's vice president has urged the United Nations not to impose "undeserved" sanctions against leaders working to implement a peace deal to end 21 months of war.

South Sudan makes plea against 'undeserved' UN sanctions

A peace accord was signed in August between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, but fighting has continued in certain parts of the country, which broke away from Sudan in 2011.

South Sudan president to sign peace deal on Wednesday: Spokesman

South Sudan`s President Salva Kiir has finally agreed to sign a peace deal and power-sharing accord to end a 20-month civil war, his spokesman said Tuesday.

South Sudan peace deal: Key points to end war

South Sudan peace deal: Key points to end war

South Sudan`s government has until early September to sign a peace deal or face possible international sanctions.

South Sudan rivals hold peace talks on deadline day

 South Sudan`s warring rivals held peace talks on Monday in a bid to broker a deal to end its civil war, hours ahead of deadline to avoid possible sanctions.

South Sudan government suspends peace talks after rebel split

South Sudan`s government said on Friday it was pulling out of peace talks to end a 20-month long civil war after rebel forces split despite international threats of sanctions.

Warring South Sudan rivals restart peace talks

South Sudan's rival forces began peace talks on Thursday, as international pressure mounts ahead of an August 17 deadline to strike a deal to end 19 months of civil war.

War-torn South Sudan set to join Olympic family

War-torn South Sudan set to join Olympic family

South Sudan is set to become the 206th member of the Olympic family later this week, the International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday, despite ongoing fierce fighting in the African country.

South Sudan rebel leader says no peace while president remains

 The leader of South Sudan`s rebels said Wednesday that the country`s civil war would continue as long as President Salva Kiir remained in power.