South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member
South Sudan tearfully becomes 206th Olympic member

South Sudan on Sunday became the Olympic movement`s 206th member amid emotional scenes as the war-stricken African nation crossed the final hurdle to competing at next year`s Rio Olympics.

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.

UN aid chief warns of `devastating` toll in South Sudan war

UN aid chief Stephen O`Brien warned Thursday of the "devastating" toll on the people of South Sudan of 19 months of a civil war marked by atrocities.

Cholera outbreak in South Sudan: WHO

 The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported a cholera outbreak in South Sudan with more than 1,000 cases recorded so far.

Patients die as South Sudan fighting forces medics to flee: Red Cross

A dozen patients have died and dozens more wounded are without care in a South Sudanese hospital after fighting forced medics to flee, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said Friday.

Amid violence and hunger, South Sudan marks 4th birthday

Amid ongoing violence and the threat of famine, South Sudan is marking four years of independence from Sudan.

Indian peacekeepers facing greater risks in South Sudan

Escalating tensions in South Sudan are bringing the civil war to the doorstep of Indian peacekeepers, putting them at increased risk while the UN is unable to broker a peace between the young nation's warring sides or restrain them.

UN peacekeeping chief pushes for South Sudan arms embargo

United Nations peacekeeping chief Herve Ladsous pushed the UN Security Council on Wednesday to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan and to blacklist more rival leaders in the war-torn country, where he sees little prospect of a political solution.

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.

South Sudan rebels attack UN base in possible "war crime": UN
South Sudan rebels attack UN base in possible "war crime": UN

South Sudan rebels opened fire on a UN peacekeeping base sheltering 30,000 civilians, killing one and wounding six in a possible war crime, the UN has said.

UN accuses South Sudan government forces of abusing, burning women alive

The United Nations accused South Sudan`s government forces and its allies on Tuesday of sexually abusing women and girls and reportedly burning some alive in their homes during recent fighting in the conflict-torn nation.

South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN
South Sudan army raped then burnt girls alive: UN

 South Sudan`s army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday.

South Sudan rebels battle over key town as talks collapse

Warring forces in South Sudan battled Sunday over a key northern town with both rebels and the army claiming control after the latest peace talks collapsed without progress.

Hundreds more child soldiers recruited in South Sudan: Monitors
Hundreds more child soldiers recruited in South Sudan: Monitors

 Warring forces in South Sudan have abducted as many as a thousand more child solders in the latest abuses in the 18-month long civil war, military monitors said Thursday.

Top South Sudan leader reunites with rivals amid war

Top South Sudanese politician Pagan Amum, arrested and sacked as secretary general of the ruling party as civil war erupted 18-months ago, was reinstated to his post on Tuesday.

UN expands refugee camp in Kenya as South Sudan conflict rages

 Kakuma camp in northern Kenya is expanding by nearly a half, the UN refugee agency said on Saturday, to house refugees fleeing nearby South Sudan as hopes fade for peace in the world`s newest nation.

Children raped, castrated, thrown into fires in South Sudan: UN

Warring forces in South Sudan have carried out horrific crimes against children, including castration, rape and tying them together before slitting their throats, the UN has said.

129 children killed in South Sudan fighting in May: UNICEF

At least 129 children were killed, with boys castrated and girls raped, during a government offensive against rebels last month in South Sudan, according to the UN children's agency.

South Sudan accuses Sudan of airstrikes, killing one

South Sudan's government on Wednesday accused Sudan of bombing two locations in its territory, killing at least one soldier and wounding others.

250,000 children starving in South Sudan: UN

 A quarter of a million children face starvation in war-torn South Sudan, with an end to the 18-month conflict as distant as ever, the expelled UN aid chief warned Tuesday.