| Jan 22, 2014
| 2:12 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Days after South Sudan's president accused the United Nations of acting like a "parallel government" in the world's newest country, another official said Wednesday that the country was "at war" with the U.N.
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:23 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Sudan’s government and rebels signed an agreement Thursday to cease hostilities, the first breakthrough since combat erupted last month. The accord, signed in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia, called on both...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
MALAKAL, South Sudan — The looters came by the thousands. They were organized, systematic and took their time.
At two World Food Program warehouses in this dusty South Sudanese town, they opened thousands of USAID cans of vegetable oil and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:07 AM
JUBA, South Sudan -- Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires and the sour smell of too many people crowded into a small space. If things are bad now...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:08 PM
JUBA, South Sudan — Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires, and the sour smell of far too many people crowded into a small space.
| Dec 27, 2013
| 1:27 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa – South Sudan’s government has agreed to end fighting with rebel forces, East African leaders announced Friday, in a deal that will hinge on whether rebel leader Riek Machar agrees to the truce.
At a summit in...
| 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 26, 2013
| 10:41 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African leaders met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday as part of an intense international diplomacy effort to brake the country's slide into civil war, as fighting continued in the north of the country....
| Dec 25, 2013
| 5:33 PM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways.
In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...