South Sudan


article 27 March 2014 World, Malaysia
48 years on death row: Japanese man finally released

As a Japanese man is released after 48 years on death row - a new report shows that publicly disclosed executions jumped nearly 15 per cent in 2013.

article 09 January 2014 World, South Sudan
South Sudan (Reuters)
South Sudan humanitarian crisis: inside Juba's hospital

The United Nations warns that overcrowding at the main South Sudanese hospital in the capital Juba is becoming an increasing problem, with thousands of people suffering from malaria or disease.

article 07 January 2014 World, Sudan
South Sudan peace talks begin in Ethiopia

South Sudanese rebels and a government delegation start face-to-face peace talks, aimed at ending fighting that has left the world's newest state on the brink of a civil war.

article 03 January 2014 World, Ethiopia
DECEMBER 26: South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit (C) meets with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (L) and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (R) on December 26, 2013 in Juba, South Suda
by Hopes pinned on peace talks as South Sudan violence worsens

Ethnic violence in Sudan has killed thousands, according to the UN, with an estimated 180,000 displaced. Can peace talks stop the violence?

article 25 December 2013 World, South Sudan
South Sudan: UN sends more peacekeepers as violence spreads

UN Security Council approves plans to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan as reports of mass graves fuel fears of a worsening of ethnic blood shed.

article 23 December 2013 World, South Sudan
Britons evacuated from 'dangerous' South Sudan

A plane carrying British nationals leaves South Sudan after the Foreign Office warns people to leave the country as violence spreads.

article 19 December 2013 UK, South Sudan
Fleeing South Sudan: UK sends plane to evacuate Brits

The Foreign Office is evacuating British nationals from South Sudan amid fighting that has killed up to 500 people.

post 18 December 2013
Read more from Lindsey Hilsum on her blog 'I need to get the word out about what's happening in South Sudan'

"I think we are on the verge of civil war," said my friend Jok Madut Jok in South Sudan. Yesterday Jok saw 200 bodies in the barracks where the fighting started and 40 in the morgue of the hospital.

article 18 December 2013 World, South Sudan
Lindsey Hilsum by On the verge of civil war: hundreds 'killed in South Sudan'

As many as 500 people are said to have been killed in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, the world's youngest country, after three days of fighting between rival factions within the presidential guard.

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