Latest South Sudan government News

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 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...

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...

South Sudan accused of killings, torture, squalor in jails

Sep. 4, 2018 6:08 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pushing filthy hands between the bars of his cell, Maluel Chol held up a small black plastic bag. "This is where I go to the toilet," he said. The 28-year-old has been detained for six months in South Sudan's capital, accused of murder but not yet officially charged and with no...

South Sudan claims civil war is over but skepticism abounds

Aug. 20, 2018 7:48 AM EDT

NYAL, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government claims the shattering five-year civil war is finally over, but there is considerable skepticism. It wasn't helped by the sight of President Salva Kiir refusing to shake the hand of rival Riek Machar after they signed a power-sharing deal this month,...

South Sudan's president grants amnesty to Machar, all rebels

Aug. 9, 2018 8:34 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's president has granted amnesty to armed opposition leader Riek Machar and all rebel groups days after signing a power-sharing agreement in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war. The South Sudan Broadcasting Corporation reported the announcement by President...

South Sudan's warring leaders sign peace deal to share power

Aug. 5, 2018 1:28 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring parties signed a peace deal on Sunday in the latest attempt to end the country's five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced millions. President Salva Kiir and former Vice-President and rebel opposition leader, Riek Machar signed the...

South Sudan's warring leaders agree to share power, again

Jul. 25, 2018 4:43 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said it was "skeptical" the two men whose rivalry has killed tens of thousands could lead the way to...