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  • Emaciated children in South Sudan point to looming famine

    LEER South Sudan (Reuters) - A surge in the number of emaciated children arriving at a feeding center in Leer, a muddy rebel-held town in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity State, is fuelling fears that the world's newest nation is on the brink of famine. Food...
  • South Sudanese rebels in Kampala to mend ties, seek troop withdrawal

    KAMPALA (Reuters) - A South Sudanese rebel delegation was due to hold talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in Kampala on Tuesday and will ask him to withdraw troops from South Sudan, where they were deployed to help the Juba government, the...
  • Niños famélicos de Sudán del Sur hacen vislumbrar la hambruna

    LEER Sudán del Sur (Reuters) - El aumento del número de niños famélicos que llegan al centro de alimentos de Leer, una polvorienta localidad tomada por los rebeldes en Unidad, un estado rico en petróleo de Sudán del Sur, está incrementando los temores...
  • South Sudan ceasefire under threat as rebels, government troops clash

    JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and government soldiers clashed in the northern town of Nasir on Sunday, adding to fears that a shaky ceasefire agreement signed in May could totally collapse. Rebel spokesman Lul Ruai Koang said troops loyal to...
  • U.N. Security Council threatens action against South Sudan

    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday named Danish diplomat Ellen Margrethe Loj as his new special envoy to South Sudan and head of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in the world's newest nation. Loj replaces Hilde...
  • South Sudan: Hard-won hope turns to ashes

    By the end of this year, half of South Sudan's 12 million people will either be in flight, facing starvation or dead. That was the shocking but all too real prognosis presented to me on arrival Tuesday in Juba, the nation's capital. Over the last five...
  • Kerry pushes for 'critical' talks over South Sudan

    Secretary of State John F. Kerry pressed South Sudan's president Friday to meet face-to-face with a longtime rival in talks he said were crucial to end fighting that has left thousands of people dead and displaced about a million others. Kerry flew into...
  • U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base

    U.N. condemns attack on civilians at South Sudan peacekeepers base
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — At least 12 people were killed when an armed mob overran a United Nations peacekeeping camp in Bor, South Sudan, in an attack targeting ethnic Nuer. South Sudan was torn by ethnic violence when the country's ruling...
  • U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town

    U.N. condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- The United Nations on Monday condemned ethnic killings by South Sudan rebels that left hundreds of people dead last week after the fall of an oil town to the opposition forces. The world body said the killings took place in...
  • U.N. human rights chief blasts South Sudan's leaders as famine looms

    Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights...
  • South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings

    South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings
    Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding there. One elderly man was...
  • South Sudan looting of aid reflects the new nation's setbacks

    MALAKAL, South Sudan — The looters came by the thousands. They were organized, systematic and took their time. At two World Food Program warehouses in this dusty South Sudanese town, they opened thousands of USAID cans of vegetable oil and...