China deploys women soldiers for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan

China has deployed women soldiers for the first time in its 700-strong infantry battalion to South Sudan to bolster a UN peacekeeping mission in the strife-torn country.

China sends infantry battalion for UN peacekeeping

 China`s infantry battalion to South Sudan is set for departure, marking the country`s first batch of soldiers to participate in the United Nations peacekeeping mission.

UN reports October atrocities by South Sudan rebels

South Sudan rebels killed, raped and kidnapped civilians during an attack in October, leaving at least 11 dead, the United Nations said in a report.

UN reports October atrocities by South Sudan rebels

 South Sudan rebels killed, raped and kidnapped civilians during an attack in October, leaving at least 11 dead, the United Nations said in a report.

South Sudan peace talks resume in Ethiopia

 The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional body of eight east African states, launched the multi-stakeholder peace talks here Thursday to discuss the year-long conflict in South Sudan.

South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters 2nd year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

South Sudan`s descent into horror as civil war enters second year

War in South Sudan is worsening with "extreme violence" and growing hunger, rights groups warned Monday, one year on since the start of conflict in which tens of thousands have died.

UN mission in South Sudan reports heavy fighting

The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has reported heavy fighting between the government troops and armed youth in the town of Nassir in Upper Nile state, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here Friday.

2014 devastating year for children: UN

2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency said.

2014 devastating year for children: UN

2014 has been a devastating year for children with up to 15 million swept up in wars in the Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, the Palestinian territories, Syria and Ukraine, the UN children's agency said.

UN peacekeepers facing `complex challenges`

Dozens of UN peacekeepers have been killed in northern Mali and kidnapped on Syria`s Golan in recent months, while in South Sudan they shelter 100,000 civilians fleeing merciless fighting.

Polio cases confirmed in South Sudan, Madagascar: WHO

 The World Health Organization said Friday it had confirmed unrelated cases of polio in South Sudan and in Madagascar, blaming low vaccination coverage. 

Sudan warplanes bomb South Sudan border zones: Reports

Sudanese warplanes have bombed South Sudan, wounding six civilians in areas bordering war zone regions where Khartoum is trying to crush rebel fighters, reports said Friday.

First food aid convoy from Sudan reaches South: UN

The United Nations said on Sunday it has sent its first aid convoy from Sudan into South Sudanese territory, with enough supplies to feed 45,000 people for a month.

South Sudan truce already broken, rebels claim

South Sudan`s rebels on Saturday accused government forces of attacking their positions, just hours after the two sides promised an immediate halt to their nearly 11-month-old civil war.

Rebels accuse South Sudan army of breaking truce deal hours after signing

 South Sudanese rebels accused the government on Saturday of violating their latest ceasefire deal, just hours after both sides pledged to end almost a year of fighting.

South Sudan rivals told to end war or face sanctions

East African nations have told South Sudan`s government and rebels to immediately halt their nearly 11-month-old civil war or else face sanctions and even a regional intervention.

Sudan, South Sudan to resume work on disputed border

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Tuesday to resume work to demarcate their contested border, a dispute that boiled over into armed conflict between the countries in 2012.

UN in South Sudan sees possible deal but no peace

The UN mission in South Sudan is bracing for ongoing fighting even if a political deal is reached between rival leaders, the new head of mission said Wednesday.

Warring South Sudan leaders accept `responsibility` for civil war

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his arch-rival rebel chief Riek Machar said Monday they accepted mutual responsibility for a 10-month civil war in which thousands of people have been killed.