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UN denied access to South Sudan town alleged to be massacre site

South Sudanese authorities are blocking United Nations peacekeepers from visiting a town where soldiers are alleged to have killed civilians including children this week.

More than 3,000 South Sudanese flee to Uganda after raid on border town: Refugees

More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighbouring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said.

 

2 Indians abducted in South Sudan released: Sushma Swaraj

Two Indian petroleum engineers who were abducted in South Sudan have been released, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

South Sudan rebels raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

Outgoing UN peacekeeping head praises Indian, South Asian troops

As of February, there were 7,606 Indians serving in the peacekeeping operations, the second largest contingent, after Ethiopia with 8,321.
 

Passenger plane crashes in South Sudan, at least 44 feared dead

A passenger plane is reported to have crashed at an airport in South Sudan on Monday.

South Sudan government to blame for famine, still buying arms: United Nations report

South Sudan`s government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report.

South Sudan rebels claim to abduct two Indian engineers

South Sudan rebels claim to abduct two Indian engineers

South Sudan's armed opposition says it has abducted two Indian engineers and accused them of working with the government.

UN chief arrives on emergency visit to Somalia for famine

The United Nations estimates that 5 million people in Somalia need aid, amid warnings of a famine. 

UN Security Council rejects arms embargo on South Sudan

The UN Security Council has defeated a US-sponsored resolution that would have imposed an arms embargo on South Sudan and three key figures in the conflict in the world's newest nation.

United Nations divided over US measure on South Sudan

The UN Security Council decided to extend for one day the mandate of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan to allow more time for negotiations on a new measure to bolster its mandate.

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.