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Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

Sep. 19, 2018 5:16 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles and hanging them in trees even as the government pursued a new peace deal to end a civil war, a new Amnesty...

UN envoy: Warring parties in South Sudan must silence guns

Sep. 18, 2018 4:56 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. envoy for South Sudan says the first step by the country's warring parties to demonstrate their backing for what they say is their final peace agreement is to silence their guns immediately and everywhere — which hasn't happened. Nicholas Haysom told the U.N. Security...

UN condemns 'direct attack' on peacekeepers in South Sudan

Sep. 15, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The United Nations condemned a "direct attack" on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper on Saturday. The shooting came three days after South Sudan's rival sides signed a peace deal to end the five-year civil war...

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

Sep. 14, 2018 9:20 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a "final final" peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when government...

South Sudan government and rebels sign another peace deal

Sep. 12, 2018 3:34 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. Several preliminary agreements have already been signed but both sides say this is the...

In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

Sep. 12, 2018 6:35 AM EDT

KAPOETA, South Sudan (AP) — Stained with mud, the 8-year-old traces her fingers over the infected wound on her elbow. "It's hard work digging and the shovel is heavy. I just want to be in school," Losika Losepio said. Standing in a gold mine outside the South Sudan town of Kapoeta, the girl says she digs...

Timber-Bulls: Minnesota signs Deng for another Thibs reunion

Sep. 10, 2018 11:00 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have signed free agent forward Luol Deng, the latest former Chicago Bulls player to reunite with coach Tom Thibodeau. Deng's one-year deal is for the minimum salary of $2.4 million for a player with his experience, according to a person with knowledge of the...

20 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

Sep. 9, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 20 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated...

17 people killed when aircraft crashes into lake in South Sudan

Sep. 9, 2018 5:29 AM EDT
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — 17 people killed when aircraft crashes into lake in South Sudan.

South Sudan judge convicts 10 troops for 2016 rampage

Sep. 6, 2018 6:55 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A military judge in South Sudan on Thursday sentenced 10 soldiers to jail for a 2016 rampage in which a local journalist was killed and five international aid workers were gang-raped. The case was widely seen as a test of South Sudan's ability to hold its soldiers to account during...