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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.'

Arms embargo: South Sudan recalls its ambassador to United States

The Donald Trump administration on Friday announced arms embargo on South Sudan and urged the UN Security Council to enforce a global arms ban on South Sudan.

US warns South Sudan of new measures if violence doesn't end

Nikki Haley told the UN Security Council that ``words are no longer sufficient'' and it's time for action now, especially by President Salva Kiir.

South Sudan Videos

South Sudan becomes the youngest country

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

Shortage of blood donation in South Sudan

Shortage of blood is a leading cause of death in South Sudan’s main hospital. Patients, especially pregnant women and new mothers, are dying because of ignorance about blood donations.