| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:01 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Sudan’s rebel leader agreed to begin talks with the government Tuesday, a tentative step toward peace though one hampered by continued fighting in the world’s newest country.
The talks are due to take...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 11:58 AM
PRETORIA, South Africa — Face-to-face peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan were stalled Saturday, government officials and rebel delegations said, dashing hopes of a swift end to the bloodshed.
Representatives of President Salva...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 11:23 AM
Despite peace talks under way in Ethiopia, government forces and rebels in South Sudan continued fighting for control of key oil-producing venues, driving more people to flee their homes to escape the deadly clashes.
More than 250 people drowned when an...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:16 AM
CAIRO -- South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt.
Barrages of gunfire broke out at two presidential guard barracks in the capital, Juba, in the early...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:38 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dozens of soldiers were killed as clashes continued for a second day in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as more than 13,000 civilians took refuge at a U.N. peacekeepers’ base.
The fragile state is confronting...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:16 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The capital of South Sudan was calmer Wednesday after two days of heavy fighting, but the government said 500 people had died in the clashes between two rival military factions and there were fears that the violence...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 2:47 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Fears of civil war in South Sudan grew Thursday, after South Sudan's military admitted losing control of a key town in the country's east to army mutineers.
The army lost Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, to a military...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 9:57 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on two U.S. military aircraft Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, one of them critically, according to American military officials.
The two planes were headed to Bor, north of the...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 8:58 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on three U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate American citizens Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, according to military officials.
The planes were headed to Bor, the...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 4:12 PM
HONOLULU -- President Obama told congressional leaders Sunday that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further action to support the security of U.S....
| Dec 24, 2013
| 7:02 AM
NAIROBI, Kenya -- The United Nations has discovered a mass grave in South Sudan containing about 34 bodies, the world body said Tuesday, amid a wave of ethnic killings in the world's newest country over the last 10 days.
The U.N. said it received...