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  • U.S. sanctions military officers on both sides of South Sudan conflict

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on two military officers on opposite sides of the ethnic violence in South Sudan on Thursday in a demonstration of U.S. frustration that fighting has continued despite two ceasefires. Thousands...
  • U.N. says China not yet deploying peacekeepers in South Sudan

    JUBA (Reuters) - China will send 700 soldiers to a U.N. peacekeeping force in South Sudan later this year to protect civilians amid a rebellion in the African country, a U.N. official said on Wednesday, denying a report they were already being deployed....
  • No respite for South Sudan: cholera down but malaria, parasitic disease up: MSF

    NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Sudan's cholera crisis is waning but humanitarian workers are now battling increased cases of malaria and the parasitic disease kala azar, with children most affected. Conflict between the government and...
  • UN: 4 countries face humanitarian crises, worst since WWII

    WASHINGTON With the crisis in Iraq, four countries are now experiencing severe humanitarian emergencies involving the displacement of millions of people, something experts and relief groups say hasn't been seen in decades. Iraq, Syria, the Central...
  • U.N. helicopter shot down in South Sudan, three killed, Russian owner says

    JUBA/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A U.N. peacekeeping helicopter in South Sudan was shot down on Tuesday and three of its crew were killed, Russian airline UTair, which owns the aircraft, said, citing initial information. The airline said the helicopter, carrying...
  • South Sudan ceasefire monitor dies after officials held by rebels

    ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A member of an East African regional body monitoring a ceasefire in South Sudan died of a heart attack after some monitors were detained by rebels to the north of the country, further complicating a peace process. Ethiopia's...
  • East African rapid reaction force ready by December: officials

    KIGALI (Reuters) - A long-delayed east African rapid reaction force - meant to help stamp out unrest from the Seychelles to Rwanda - will be up and running in December, senior regional officials said on Friday. The idea of a joint force for the region -...
  • South Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops to keep peace

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peace keeping force, a spokesman for the Ugandan government told Reuters on Friday. The new stance by the rebels,...
  • China presses South Sudan over renewed violence

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China's foreign minister pressed his South Sudan counterpart over renewed violence in the oil-rich state, demanding an immediate ceasefire and political dialogue in the country which is heavily reliant on Chinese investment....
  • End the aid: The US must not subsidize war in South Sudan

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday, Aug. 14: The announcement Tuesday of $180 million in food aid to South Sudan, accompanied by a strong statement of impatience from Secretary of State John Kerry, should be the...
  • South Sudan leaders show little appetite for peace deal: U.N.

    MOGADISHU (Reuters) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar show little interest in making a deal to end months of fighting that has brought the nation to the brink of "man-made" famine, U.N. Security Council envoys said during a...
  • ONU advierte sobre hambruna, recrudecimiento de combates en Sudán del Sur

    JUBA (Reuters) - El riesgo de hambruna y los reportes de un aumento de importaciones de armas podrían acarrear nuevos problemas a Sudán del Sur, advirtió el martes una delegación del Consejo de Seguridad de la ONU, que instó a los líderes del país a...