South Sudan troops held women as sex slaves: UN

A UN report says South Sudanese government troops held women as sex slaves while attacking scores of civilians just outside UN bases.

Sudan, S. Sudan extend agreement on transit of humanitarian aid

Sudan and South Sudan agreed on Sunday to extend their agreement on transit of humanitarian aid through Sudanese territory in the South, a media report said.

Pope honours Ugandan martyrs on Africa tour

Vast crowds of Ugandans greeted Pope Francis on Saturday as he honoured Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope".

South Sudan declares end of cholera outbreak: Report

South Sudan has declared itself to be free of cholera which had been spreading in the new-born state since last June, the media reported on Tuesday.

Plane that crashed in South Sudan was in no state to fly

"The An-12B was is no state to fly because it failed to undergo timely technical servicing... That should have included work on extending its resources and exploitation timeframe," Antonov said in a statement.

South Sudan seeks AIIMS help to strengthen health care

South Sudan has sought the help of AIIMS New Delhi, to strengthen its health care infrastructure and for training of doctors, nurses and paramedics at the premier institution here.

Rebels in South Sudan detain 16 UN peacekeepers on barges

Rebels in South Sudan said on Thursday they have seized UN barges they suspected were transporting weapons for government troops, and have been holding 16 peacekeepers who were aboard.

South Sudan makes plea against 'undeserved' UN sanctions

South Sudan's vice president has urged the United Nations not to impose "undeserved" sanctions against leaders working to implement a peace deal to end 21 months of war.

South Sudan makes plea against 'undeserved' UN sanctions

A peace accord was signed in August between President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, but fighting has continued in certain parts of the country, which broke away from Sudan in 2011.

British troops to be deployed in Somalia, South Sudan

Prime Minister David Cameron announced the deployment of British troops in Somalia and South Sudan to train African peacekeeping forces in order to have "less terrorism and less migration", the media reported.

Women held as sex slaves in South Sudan `rape camps`

One woman was abducted by soldiers and taken to a military camp, tied up and raped repeatedly for two months.

34 children die from malnutrition in South Sudan

At least 34 children have died from malnutrition in the first week of September in South Sudan's Bentiu town, a UN spokesman has said.

South Sudan: Death toll rises to 193 in fuel tanker blast

South Sudan: Death toll rises to 193 in fuel tanker blast

The death toll rose to 193 in South Sudan's fuel tanker explosion on Saturday as the government declared three days of mourning.

South Sudan oil tanker blast deaths top 150: Reports

At least 150 people died in South Sudan when a crashed oil tanker exploded as a crowd scooped up spilled fuel, reports said on Friday.

Oil tanker explosion kills over 100 in South Sudan

 Over 100 people were killed and many injured in South Sudan when an oil tanker exploded, authorities said.

At least 85 killed in South Sudan oil tanker blast

At least 85 people were killed in South Sudan when a crowd tried to gather fuel from an oil tanker that had veered off the road on its way to a region west of the capital Juba, the presidential spokesman said on Thursday.

At least 85 killed in South Sudan oil tanker blast

At least 85 people were killed in South Sudan when a crowd tried to gather fuel from an oil tanker that had veered off the road on its way to a region west of the capital Juba, the presidential spokesman said on Thursday.

South Sudan calls for ceasefire monitors as it denies attacking rebels

 South Sudan`s army on Tuesday called for international monitors to observe a ceasefire, as it rejected repeated rebel claims of heavy battles in the war-torn country.

South Sudan ceasefire takes effect after eleventh-hour clashes

A ceasefire aimed at ending a brutal civil war in South Sudan has come into effect, hours after fresh clashes between government forces and rebels, which sparked concern for a hard-won peace deal.

South Sudan Army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

South Sudan Army ordered to end fighting ahead of ceasefire

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has ordered all government troops to cease fighting rebel forces as part of a peace agreement, his spokesman said, ahead of a full ceasefire on Saturday.