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Correction: South Sudan-Oil Production story

Jun. 1, 2019 8:30 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — In a story May 29 about South Sudan's oil production, The Associated Press reported erroneously that production in Unity state has increased to 175,000 barrels a day. That amount is for the entire country. A corrected version of the story is below: South Sudan struggles to increase...

UN extends arms embargo, sanctions against South Sudan

May. 30, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council approved a resolution Thursday extending an arms embargo and other sanctions against South Sudan over objections from African nations, Russia and China that the measure won't help promote peace. The U.S.-sponsored resolution received 10 "yes" votes —...

6-month extension of South Sudan unity government approved

May. 8, 2019 8:43 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Ethiopia says regional ministers have approved a six-month extension of the looming deadline for South Sudan's rival leaders to form a unity government. Ethiopia's government announced the approval in a Facebook post on Wednesday after a meeting of the council of East African...

South Sudan rivals agree on 6-month extension in peace deal

May. 3, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's once-warring parties on Friday agreed to delay key next steps in a fragile peace deal by six months after the main opposition warned it might walk away. The agreement came after closed-door talks in neighboring Ethiopia. The chairman of a smaller opposition party that...

UN experts: South Sudan security service works outside law

May. 2, 2019 5:28 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say South Sudan's National Security Service has been operating outside the law and poses "a significant threat" to last September's fragile peace agreement, including by allegedly killing two government critics and arresting others. The experts monitoring sanctions...

South Sudan paying US lobbyists $3.7M for better Trump ties

Apr. 29, 2019 7:53 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is paying a U.S.-based lobby firm $3.7 million to improve its relationship with the Trump administration and to block a path to justice for victims of the country's five-year civil war. The two-year contract, seen by The Associated Press, was signed earlier...