- South Sudan president appoints rebel leader his deputy Updated: Feb-12-16 12:47 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan's president appointed his fierce rival as his deputy in a possible government of national unity, raising hopes for peace even as the rebels described the move as inconsequential.
- Official: Starvation in South Sudan as peace process stalls Updated: Feb-02-16 6:39 am
JUBA, South Sudan - The head of an international group monitoring South Sudan's peace process said Tuesday that people are starving in the country's Western Equatoria state as the government and rebels delay forming a transitional government to end the country's civil war.
- Researchers confirm lion population in remote Ethiopian park Updated: Feb-01-16 11:35 am
JOHANNESBURG - Conservationists confirmed the existence of lions in a remote national park in Ethiopia, a rare piece of good news for a threatened species whose numbers have plunged in many parts of Africa, a wildlife charity said Monday.
- South Sudan: Peace accord falters, refugees remain in camps Updated: Jan-28-16 8:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan - When a delegation of South Sudanese rebels returned to the government-controlled capital Juba last month after two years of war, Nyajok Koat thought she would finally return to the home she fled when the fighting began.
- Purdue archaeologist returning to Sudan for tomb excavations Updated: Jan-28-16 3:40 am
WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A Purdue University archaeologist is returning to Africa to resume excavating ancient burial tombs in the Nile River Valley that her team began unearthing last year.
- UN panel: South Sudan rival leaders qualify for sanctions Updated: Jan-25-16 7:35 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's president and a rebel leader both merit sanctions because their troops have targeted civilians and broken international law, a U.N. panel of experts says in a new report obtained by The Associated Press.
- Sudan's president orders change to oil deal with South Sudan Updated: Jan-22-16 6:23 am
KHARTOUM, Sudan - Sudan's state-run news agency says the Sudanese President Omar Bashir has ordered revisions to the economic agreements struck with South Sudan in a positive gesture to the breakaway southern state.