- South Sudan rebel leader: Cease-fire, peace pact in danger Updated: Aug-31-15 1:34 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's rebel leader is warning attacks by government troops on rebel-held areas could sabotage a peace agreement.
- UN warns South Sudan of sanctions if peace deal isn't kept Updated: Aug-28-15 5:43 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council warned South Sudan's feuding president and ex-vice president that it is ready to impose an arms embargo and sanctions if they don't immediately stop fighting and implement a new peace agreement.
- South Sudan rebels urge president to respect pact Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - A spokesman for South Sudan rebels said Thursday the president's reservations about a peace deal he signed a day earlier signal "a lack of commitment" to peace, and a fighting reportedly broke out along the Nile River.
- South Sudan leader signs peace deal amid sanctions threat Updated: Aug-26-15 4:46 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday signed a peace deal with rebels, more than 20 months after the start of fighting between the army and rebels led by his former deputy.
- UN: China arms firm sold $20M in weapons to South Sudan Updated: Aug-25-15 2:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS - A U.N. panel of experts said that a major Chinese state-owned arms supplier sold more than $20 million of weapons to South Sudan's government last year, several months into the country's deadly internal conflict.
- 2 workers for Doctors Without Borders killed in South Sudan Updated: Aug-25-15 11:37 am
GENEVA - The humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders says two of its workers have been killed in separate attacks in villages in South Sudan.
- S.Sudan media switch off for 24-hours over journo's murder Updated: Aug-21-15 9:38 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Media organizations in Sudan imposed a 24-hour news blackout on Friday to demand a full investigation into the killing of a newspaper reporter and assurances of safety for journalists working in the war-torn nation, officials from media associations said.
- South Sudan president to sign peace deal in days, US says Updated: Aug-19-15 3:50 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has assured U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that he would sign a peace deal with his rival within days, the State Department said Wednesday, as fighting resumed in parts of the country.
- South Sudan's leader refuses to sign peace deal Updated: Aug-17-15 3:56 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir refused Monday to sign a peace agreement with rebel forces, saying he needs more time, mediators said Monday.
- South Sudan's warring leaders go into negotiations Updated: Aug-16-15 1:25 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Leaders from the South Sudan's warring factions are in Ethiopia in a last ditch effort to sign a peace deal ahead of Monday's deadline to end the country's civil war.
- Split among South Sudan rebels threatens peace efforts Updated: Aug-12-15 1:29 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - A rebel official negotiating with South Sudan's government says there is a split within the rebel ranks.
- UN social media campaign showcases humanitarian activism Updated: Aug-12-15 10:07 am
UNITED NATIONS - Tennis star Maria Sharapova, British mogul Richard Branson and Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai have signed up. So have actor Ashley Judd, Colombian singer Juanes and Brazilian football star Kaka.
- South Sudan shutters 2 newspapers in apparent crackdown Updated: Aug-05-15 1:01 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - The South Sudanese government has stopped operations of two newspapers, editors at the publications said Wednesday, in an apparent crackdown on the independent media.
- Obama, UN leader discuss climate change, other issues Updated: Aug-04-15 3:28 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says the world "has to step up" to help combat climate change and adds that the United Nations will continue to press other countries to take action.