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South Sudan

SOUTH SUDAN NEWS

South Sudan diplomat widely criticised after urinating during panel discussion

July 10, 2020 3:07 pm

Panellists were discussing the newly-appointed governor of Upper Nile state when South Sudan's deputy ambassador to the US walked into the bathroom without switching off his camera or mic.

South Sudan ends 6-year war with formation of coalition government

February 23, 2020 11:28 am

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011 but was plunged into a civil war in 2013. There were two attempts at a peace deal in 2015 and 2018, but neither led to the formation of a stable government.

Any difficulty can be overcome with patience: UN Mission Force Commander in South Sudan

July 09, 2019 12:53 pm

The video shows Tinaikar inspecting the guard of honour, formally taking charge as Force Commander and interacting with UN peacekeepers and personnel from other nations deployed with the mission.

South Sudan jails prominent economist over media interviews

June 11, 2019 5:52 pm

The case of Peter Biar Ajak, a former child refugee who returned to his native South Sudan as an internationally renowned academic, has thrown the spotlight on what rights groups say is repression of dissent in Africa’s youngest country.

Pope Francis, in plea for South Sudan peace, stuns leaders by kissing their shoes

April 12, 2019 4:25 pm

The dramatic gesture happened during a spiritual retreat by the two men at the Vatican and came only hours after the military in neighbouring Sudan ousted its longtime leader, President Omar al-Bashir, after 30 years of authoritarian rule.

South Africa to invest one billion dollar in South Sudan oil sector

November 24, 2018 5:51 pm

South Africa would join Chinese, Indian, Malaysian and other interests in South Sudan's oil sector. The oil ministry said the South African money will be used for the refining and processing of oil and gas, research and development and the transfer of technology.

South Sudan's warring leaders sign peace deal to share power

August 05, 2018 10:49 pm

South Sudan's civil war erupted in December 2013 between supporters of Kiir and his then-deputy Machar. Tens of thousands have died in the war.

South Sudan's latest cease-fire is violated within hours

June 30, 2018 9:39 pm

Opposition spokesman Lam Paul Gabriel said government forces and Sudanese rebel militias launched a "heavy joint attack" in Mboro, Wau County in the northwest around 7 am on Saturday, arriving in armored personnel carriers, trucks and Land Cruisers.

Indian peacekeepers praised for bringing sense of hope, peace in troubled South Sudan town

June 20, 2018 1:41 pm

Indian peacekeepers operate a temporary base set up in February this year in the Jonglei region town of Akobo in the north-east of South Sudan, according to a UNMISS press release

Gang rapes and beheadings: UN reveals South Sudan's abuses

February 23, 2018 3:29 pm

The findings, with 'sufficient evidence' against both President Salva Kiir's government forces and rebels, identify more than 40 senior military officials, 'who may bear individual responsibility for war crimes.'

SOUTH SUDAN VIDEOS

South Sudan becomes the youngest country

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

On this day in 2011, South Sudan gained independence and became the youngest country in the world.