- IOC executive board recommends South Sudan gain recognition Updated: Jul-28-15 6:53 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - The IOC executive board recommended Tuesday that South Sudan be granted Olympic recognition, a step that would allow the world's newest nation to send a team to next year's games in Rio de Janeiro.
- The Latest: Obama says South Sudan needs urgent attention Updated: Jul-27-15 7:43 am
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - The latest on President Barack Obama's visit to Ethiopia (all times local):
- Obama, African leaders to hold talks on South Sudan crisis Updated: Jul-26-15 1:22 pm
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - U.S. officials are voicing pessimism about the prospect of a peace and power-sharing agreement in South Sudan as President Barack Obama prepares to hold talks on the crisis with African leaders.
- Splinters in South Sudan rebellion as 2 generals dropped Updated: Jul-22-15 2:15 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's main rebel group says its leader Riek Machar has removed two top generals in a move interpreted as an internal purge to prepare for peace talks with the government.
- Rights group: South Sudan troops committed war crimes Updated: Jul-22-15 9:25 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudanese troops committed war crimes and possibly crimes against humanity by killing and raping civilians during an offensive in rebel-held parts of the country's Unity State, an international human rights group said Wednesday.
- South Sudan hopes IOC recognition will unite newest nation Updated: Jul-15-15 4:35 am
JUBA, South Sudan - Torn by civil war and facing a humanitarian crisis, South Sudan is finding hope on the sporting front: The world's newest nation is in line for international recognition that would allow it to send a team to next year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.
- South Sudan state to bar UN official over rights report Updated: Jul-12-15 2:11 pm
JUBA, South Sudan - A U.N. diplomat based in South Sudan's northern Unity state will be expelled from the state in a retaliatory move following the publication of a human rights report last month that accused government forces of committing widespread attacks on civilians there, a South Sudanese official said Sunday.
- Amid violence and hunger, South Sudan marks 4th birthday Updated: Jul-09-15 11:27 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan marked four years of independence from Sudan on Thursday, but the celebrations were tempered by concerns about ongoing violence and the threat of famine.
- Myanmar ratifies world chemical weapons convention Updated: Jul-09-15 6:04 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Myanmar has ratified the chemical weapons convention, bringing the treaty a step closer to its goal of acceptance by every country in the world.
- South Sudan rebel leader calls on president to resign Updated: Jul-08-15 9:46 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - A South Sudan rebel leader Wednesday called on President Salva Kiir to resign along with all ministers and the parliament or risk sparking a revolution.
- Africans seeking better lives pass through Ethiopian town Updated: Jul-05-15 10:43 am
METEMA, Ethiopia - The mood in the border town of Metema these days is quiet and watchful.
- UN: 29 die in South Sudan cholera outbreak as cases rise Updated: Jul-03-15 8:58 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's agency said Friday.
- Analysts say UN sanctions on South Sudan not very helpful Updated: Jul-02-15 10:31 am
JUBA, South Sudan - The U.N. sanctions imposed on South Sudanese generals are not likely to help the peace process, some analysts said Thursday.
- UN sanctions 6 generals for fueling South Sudan conflict Updated: Jul-01-15 5:09 pm