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  • South Sudan peace negotiations stall over agenda

    South Sudan peace negotiations stall over agenda
    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...
  • Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag

    Deaths, displacements mount in South Sudan as peace talks drag
    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...
  • Curfew imposed in South Sudan after apparent coup attempt

    Curfew imposed in South Sudan after apparent coup attempt
    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...
  • Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence

    Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence
    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...
  • South Sudan calmer, but hundreds reported dead in violence so far

    South Sudan calmer, but hundreds reported dead in violence so far
    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...
  • Fears of civil war in South Sudan grow as army loses key town

    Fears of civil war in South Sudan grow as army loses key town
    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...
  • 4 Americans wounded as South Sudan militia fires on military planes

    4 Americans wounded as South Sudan militia fires on military planes
    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...
  • South Sudan fighters fire on 3 U.S. military aircraft

    South Sudan fighters fire on 3 U.S. military aircraft
    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...
  • Obama warns of further military action, if needed, in South Sudan

    Obama warns of further military action, if needed, in South Sudan
    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....
  • U.N. says mass grave of 34 found in South Sudan

    U.N. says mass grave of 34 found in South Sudan
    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...
  • U.N. finds mass grave in South Sudan as fighting spreads

    U.N. finds mass grave in South Sudan as fighting spreads
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations said Tuesday that its staffers have found a mass grave in South Sudan, one of at least three reported as fighting, often based on ethnicity, has spread rapidly to half the country's 10 states. "Mass...