Latest South Sudan News

War-weakened South Sudan tries to prepare for Ebola

Jul. 20, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With the deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo now an international emergency , neighboring South Sudan and its war-weakened health system is a major concern, especially after one case was confirmed near its border. Health experts say there is an urgent need to increase prevention...

Ebola case reported not far from South Sudan border

Jul. 2, 2019 9:43 AM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Authorities have confirmed an Ebola case not far from Congo's border with South Sudan, a country with a weak health care system after years of civil war that is vulnerable to the potential spread of the deadly disease. The 40-year-old woman had traveled nearly 500 kilometers (289...

Record number of South Sudanese face critical lack of food

Jun. 14, 2019 7:59 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A record number of people in South Sudan face a critical lack of food. A new report by the government and the United Nations says almost seven million people, or more than 60% of the population, are at risk. The report released Friday says almost two million people are near starvation nine...

South Sudan sentences prominent activist to more prison time

Jun. 11, 2019 8:39 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A South Sudan court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent activist and economist to two years in prison after being accused of inciting an uprising behind bars in the capital, Juba. Relatives wept as Peter Biar Ajak and five other men were sentenced. They were accused of causing chaos...

Some shops reopen in Sudan's cities despite strike call

Jun. 10, 2019 3:12 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Shops and businesses reopened Monday and some traffic returned to the streets of the capital of Khartoum and another major city despite calls by pro-democracy protesters to continue a general strike and other civil disobedience to try to pressure Sudan's ruling military council to...

A timeline of key events in Sudan's unfinished revolution

Jun. 3, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces violently dispersed on Monday the camp at the center of the protest movement that in April forced the army to remove Sudan's strongman, Omar al-Bashir, after 30 years of rule — and then stayed in the streets to keep up pressure on the generals who took his place....

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 —...