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High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

Feb. 6, 2019 4:56 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — "I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his alleged kidnapping in neighboring Kenya, deportation to his home country and death sentence. James Gatdet...

UN envoy: Fighting in South Sudan 'has diminished greatly'

Feb. 5, 2019 8:16 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — After five years of civil war, the U.N. envoy for South Sudan said Tuesday that fighting in the world's newest nation "has diminished greatly" since last September's peace agreement — and so has political fighting. David Shearer said at a news conference that he is encouraged...

South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace

Jan. 26, 2019 10:09 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after years of civil war. "At the moment it's impossible for someone to leave," he said. The 33-year-old is among...

Ugandan troops enter South Sudan in possible violation

Jan. 22, 2019 6:12 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Observers say a number of Ugandan forces briefly entered South Sudan's Central Equatoria region last week in a possible violation of a United Nations arms embargo. Ugandan military spokesman Richard Karemire told The Associated Press that Ugandan forces entered under "a bilateral...

South Sudan pursues fragile peace, but people remain wary

Jan. 15, 2019 4:09 AM EST

KAJO KEJI, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition commander Moses Lokujo flipped through his notes, explaining international humanitarian law to an attentive group of senior officers. "Soldiers are not supposed to kill someone who's not an enemy," he said. "And if a civilian is walking with a goat it...

Africa in 2018: An extraordinary peace blooms amid crises

Dec. 22, 2018 1:52 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — As the roar of "strongman" politics rose in 2018, extraordinary developments in Africa offered an alternative to the noise. Millions watched, astounded, as one of the world's most reclusive leaders accepted a reformist's peace offer, bringing a two-decade conflict to a close. Not all...