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  • In South Sudan, fighting continues amid diplomacy efforts

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- African leaders met South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday as part of an intense international diplomacy effort to brake the country's slide into civil war, as fighting continued in the north of the country....
  • Latest Africa violence highlights limits of peacekeeping missions

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Things fall apart in different ways. In a reminder of the horrific violence that has marred Africa's past, armed men in two neighboring countries have been going house to house in recent weeks, killing people because...
  • U.N. scrambles to send more troops to South Sudan

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The United Nations Security Council authorized an urgent increase in peacekeeping forces for South Sudan on Tuesday in a bid to keep the world's newest country from sliding into prolonged ethnic bloodletting only two...
  • Rachel Marsden: Superpowers making strategic moves in Africa

    By the looks of it, U.S. President Barack Obama may be close to joining the French in taking on the Chinese -- in Africa. According to my sources in the French government, Obama made it clear to both British and French leadership at the onset of his...
  • U.N. boosts South Sudan troop force as ethnic violence flares

    U.N. boosts South Sudan troop force as ethnic violence flares
    The United Nations Security Council voted Tuesday to send 5,000 more troops to South Sudan to tackle a wave of ethnic and political violence that has killed hundreds of people, perhaps thousands, and driven at least 81,000 from their homes. The action...
  • U.N. finds mass grave in South Sudan as fighting spreads

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations said Tuesday that its staffers have found a mass grave in South Sudan, one of at least three reported as fighting, often based on ethnicity, has spread rapidly to half the country's 10 states. "Mass...
  • Obama warns of further military action, if needed, in South Sudan

    HONOLULU -- President Obama told congressional leaders Sunday that he was closely monitoring the unrest in South Sudan, after four U.S. service members were attacked near Bor, and said he “may take further action to support the security of U.S....
  • Fears of civil war in South Sudan grow as army loses key town

    Fears of civil war in South Sudan grow as army loses key town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Fears of civil war in South Sudan grew Thursday, after South Sudan's military admitted losing control of a key town in the country's east to army mutineers. The army lost Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, to a military...
  • 4 Americans wounded as South Sudan militia fires on military planes

    4 Americans wounded as South Sudan militia fires on military planes
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on two U.S. military aircraft Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, one of them critically, according to American military officials. The two planes were headed to Bor, north of the...
  • Obama warns against using military force to gain power in South Sudan

    HONOLULU – President Obama warned Saturday that using military force to gain power in South Sudan could cost the country international support. Obama was reacting to reports that four U.S. service members were wounded when South Sudanese...
  • South Sudan fighters fire on 3 U.S. military aircraft

    South Sudan fighters fire on 3 U.S. military aircraft
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — South Sudanese militias fired on three U.S. military aircraft on a mission to evacuate American citizens Saturday, wounding four U.S. servicemen, according to military officials. The planes were headed to Bor, the...
  • South Sudan calmer, but hundreds reported dead in violence so far

    South Sudan calmer, but hundreds reported dead in violence so far
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The capital of South Sudan was calmer Wednesday after two days of heavy fighting, but the government said 500 people had died in the clashes between two rival military factions and there were fears that the violence...