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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 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...

Bolton: International Criminal Court 'already dead to us'

Sep. 11, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in Afghanistan....

US relationship with international court crashes under Trump

Sep. 10, 2018 4:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — America's long-running reluctant relationship with the International Criminal Court came to a crashing halt on Monday as decades of U.S. suspicions about the tribunal and its global jurisdiction spilled into open hostility, amid threats of sanctions if it investigates U.S. troops in...

Interpol: Sudan rescues 94 human traffic victims, 85 minors

Sep. 10, 2018 9:08 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Police in Sudan have rescued 94 victims of human trafficking, including 85 minors, from open-air gold mines near Khartoum and the city's international airport among other places, Interpol said on Monday. A statement by the international police organization, which coordinated the operation late...

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...

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...