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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...

US sanctions 3 over activities in South Sudan's civil war

Dec. 14, 2018 2:01 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United States said Friday it has sanctioned three people over their roles in South Sudan's five-year civil war, saying it will continue to target those who "profit off the misery and suffering of the South Sudanese people." A Treasury statement named the three as retired Israeli...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

Dec. 9, 2018 9:50 AM EST

NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped by four men with guns. "My body hasn't been the same since," the 18-year-old said. The men attacked during...

Tense 1st meeting of South Sudan armed leaders since peace

Nov. 30, 2018 11:29 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Stepping out of a helicopter last week, South Sudan armed opposition commander Ashab Khamis came face-to-face with his rival in a crushing five-year civil war, army Gen. Keer Kiir Keer. The meeting, witnessed by The Associated Press, was their first attempt at reconciliation since...

Uganda diverted weapons to South Sudan despite arms embargo

Nov. 29, 2018 10:10 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A key broker of the latest deal to end South Sudan's civil war diverted European weapons to South Sudan's military despite an EU arms embargo, a new report says. It also asks how a U.S. military jet ended up deployed in South Sudan in possible violation of arms export controls. The...