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South Sudan crisis deepens as 'ethnic cleansing' under way

South Sudan crisis deepens as 'ethnic cleansing' under way

The African nation has been hit by fresh violence ever since a peace deal between the government and the rebels collapsed in July. 

South Sudan government agrees to deploy regional force, again

The South Sudan government has agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba after months of hesitation, a spokesman said.

Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2

Japanese troops land in South Sudan, fears of first foreign fighting since WW2

The deployment of 350 soldiers is in line with Japanese security legislation to expand the military`s role overseas. 

US seeks sanctions against South Sudan rebel leader, army chief

The United States on Friday proposed that South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar as well as the army chief and information minister face UN sanctions for their role in fueling violence in the war-torn country.

US to seek UN arms embargo against South Sudan

The United States has launched a bid at the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan following UN warnings that the war-torn country could descend into genocide.

South Sudan army and rebels clash, at least 15 dead

The army said it moved in after spotting rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar trying to steal cattle in Adaab el Bahr village in Unity State.

UN warns mass atrocities real risk in South Sudan

UN warns mass atrocities real risk in South Sudan

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warns that there is a real risk of mass atrocities being committed in South Sudan, following a sharp rise in hate speech and ethnic incitement.

Kenya says withdrawing from South Sudan after Kenyan head of UN force is fired

Kenya announced Wednesday it was withdrawing from United Nations peacekeeping duties in South Sudan after UN chief Ban Ki-moon fired the Kenyan head of the force for failing to protect civilians.

UN peacekeepers failed to respond to South Sudan hotel attack: Inquiry

United Nations peacekeepers failed to respond to an attack on civilians by South Sudanese government troops at the Hotel Terrain in the capital Juba in July, less than a mile from a U.N. compound, a U.N. inquiry found on Tuesday.

UN warns of increasing violence as tensions rise in south Sudan

The UN warned Wednesday of increasing violence in parts of South Sudan, as the government was forced to publicly dismiss rumours of President Salva Kiir`s death to quell rising tensions.

South Sudan says rebels kill 21 civilians in ambush

Rebels attacked trucks carrying civilians in South Sudan, killing 21 people, the government said, as violence between rival forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his former vice president risks dragging the country back into civil war.

US threatens UN arms embargo on South Sudan

The United States on Wednesday threatened to push for a UN arms embargo on South Sudan if the government blocks the deployment of a new regional force and impedes the work of UN peacekeepers.

South Sudan leader agrees to extra UN peacekeepers

South Sudan`s President Salva Kiir on Sunday agreed to the deployment of a regional protection force to beef up the UN`s large UN peacekeeping mission in the war-scarred nation after initially opposing it as a breach of national sovereignty.

Security Council urges South Sudan to accept `protection force`

The UN Security Council on Saturday urged South Sudan to drop its opposition to the deployment of a regional protection force to beef up a large UN peacekeeping mission in the war-scarred country.

John Kerry tells South Sudan leaders to stick to peace deal or face sanctions

US Secretary of State John Kerry has urged South Sudan`s leaders to "get the job done" by fully implementing a peace deal or face a UN arms embargo and sanctions.

Kerry urges deployment of South Sudan `protection force`

US Secretary of State John Kerry called on Monday for the deployment of a 4,000-strong "protection force" to bolster the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

22 killed from Cholera outbreak in South Sudan

At least 22 people were killed in a cholera outbreak in South Sudan representing a case fatality rate of (CFR) of 2.49 per cent, the UN humanitarian agency said on Tuesday.

South Sudan accepts deployment of regional force: IGAD

South Sudan on Friday accepted the deployment of a regional intervention force after escalating violence put a fragile peace deal in danger.

South Sudan security forces killed, raped civilians: UN

Government security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang raped women and girls during and after heavy fighting last month in the capital Juba, the United Nations human rights chief said on Thursday.

South Sudan on brink of an abyss: UN chief

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that South Sudan remains precariously poised on the brink of an abyss, and warned that the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity have been squandered.