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.

Court orders Sudan president to stay in South Africa until arrest ruling

A South African court on Sunday issued a temporary ban on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir leaving the country after the International Criminal Court called for him to be arrested at a summit of African leaders in Johannesburg.

UN says over 14,000 South Sudanese fled to Sudan

 The UN refugee agency has said that more than 14,000 South Sudanese civilians had fled to Sudan during the past two weeks due to the violence in their home country`s oil-rich areas.

14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan in two weeks: UN
14,000 South Sudanese flee to Sudan in two weeks: UN

Some 14,000 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have fled their country`s civil war to Sudan in the past fortnight, creating an "emergency within an emergency," the UN refugee agency warned Saturday.

Sudan`s Bashir to visit SAfrica for AU summit: Radio

 Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court over war crimes charges, will travel to South Africa for an African Union summit, official radio said Saturday.

Regional interests "undermine" South Sudan peace: Report

 South Sudan`s floundering peace talks are being undermined by the economic interests of the regional states leading the process, an advocacy group warned Wednesday.

South Sudan rebels claim control of key oilfields

South Sudan`s rebels claimed Saturday they had seized control of key oilfields in the north of the country after weeks of heavy fighting with government forces.

Two Russians abducted in Sudan`s Darfur freed: Embassy

 Two Russians kidnapped in Sudan`s Darfur in January have been freed by their captors, a spokesman for Russia`s embassy in Khartoum said on Saturday.

South Sudan rebels deny getting weapons from Khartoum

South Sudan`s rebels on Friday denied a report alleging they were getting weapons delivered by air from Khartoum, claiming it was government troops who were using arms bought from Sudan.

UN condemns firing in South Sudan that injured Indian peacekeeper

The UN Security Council has condemned a cross-firing last month in South Sudan's troubled Malakal town that injured one Indian peacekeeper and three civilians, calling on the government to swiftly investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice.