UN says civilians targeted in South Sudan violence

Civilians in South Sudan have been the main target of recent ethnic violence that likely killed thousands and subjected thousands more to rape, arbitrary arrest, torture and the looting of their homes, the United Nations has said.

US officials worry over South Sudan violence, may cut aid

South Sudan risks losing hundreds of millions of dollars in US aid if its government and rebel leaders do not end a wave of violence in the fledgling democracy formed with Washington`s strong support, US officials said on Thursday.

South Sudan fighting rages as peace efforts drag

Warring parties in South Sudan delayed direct peace talks on Saturday dashing hopes of a swift ceasefire to end raging fighting and risks of a slide into all-out civil war.

S Sudan government, rebels in Ethiopia for ceasefire talks

South Sudan`s warring parties arrived in Addis Ababa Wednesday for talks aimed at ending nearly three weeks of conflict that has left thousands dead, even as fighting continued in the world`s newest nation.

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond to a ceasefire agreement offered to him.

Thousands flee threatened South Sudan town: UN

Thousands of people have fled a South Sudan town fearing an attack by rebel forces as the country`s conflict spreads, the United Nations said Monday.

Battles rage in South Sudan as ceasefire hopes fade

South Sudanese rebels allied to ex-vice president Riek Machar sought to retake control of a key town on Monday, the army said, as hopes faded that an upcoming ceasefire deadline will be obeyed in the violence-wracked nation.

South Sudan rivals under international pressure to end violence

International pressure bore down Saturday on the two sides in South Sudan`s bloody violence to open peace talks to keep the young nation from sliding into civil war.

UNIMSS denies reports of mass grave in South Sudan

The reports of mass graves being found in South Sudan are incorrect, the United nations mission in South Sudan has reportedly stated.

UN says mass grave of 75 found in South Sudan

The United Nations has discovered a mass grave containing about 75 bodies in South Sudan, the world body said on Tuesday, evidence of the wave of ethnic killings taking place in the world`s newest country over the last week.

South Sudan fighting spreads to half country`s states: UN

At least 45,000 South Sudanese civilians have sought protection at badly overstretched UN bases amid brutal fighting that has spread to half of the young nation`s 10 states, the UN said on Tuesday.

S Sudan`s Kiir ready for talks with Machar `without preconditions`: US

South Sudan`s President Salva Kiir has said he is ready for talks with rival Riek Machar "without preconditions" to end the violence there, the US special envoy to the country said Monday.

Witnesses recount massacre, murders and rape in South Sudan

ecovering from four gunshot wounds on a mattress in a UN base in South Sudan`s capital Juba, Simon recounts how he survived what he says was a brutal massacre carried out by government forces.

South Sudan clashes spread beyond Juba, UK withdraws embassy staff

The United Nations received reports from local sources in South Sudan that between 400 and 500 people had been killed and up to 800 wounded in the latest violence, and the government said it had arrested 10 politicians in connection with a "foiled coup".

Heavy gunfire heard in South Sudan capital

Sporadic gunfire rang out early Monday in the South Sudan capital, Juba, in what appeared to be clashes between sections of the country`s military.

South Sudan: 150 children lose parents in violence

Violence broke out late last month between two South Sudanese
tribes in the town of Pibor.