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  • South Sudan's government, rebels sign cease-fire accord

    South Sudan's government, rebels sign cease-fire accord
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- South Sudan’s government and rebels signed an agreement Thursday to cease hostilities, the first breakthrough since combat erupted last month. The accord, signed in the capital of neighboring Ethiopia, called on both...
  • 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...
  • U.N. faces humanitarian disaster in South Sudan

    U.N. faces humanitarian disaster in South Sudan
    JUBA, South Sudan -- Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires and the sour smell of too many people crowded into a small space. If things are bad now...
  • United Nations appeals for $1.27 billion in aid for South Sudan

    United Nations appeals for $1.27 billion in aid for South Sudan
    JUBA, South Sudan — Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires, and the sour smell of far too many people crowded into a small space. If things...
  • Fighting erupts in key South Sudan oil town

    Fighting erupts in key South Sudan oil town
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In a major setback to peace efforts in South Sudan, fighting erupted Tuesday in the key town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, the only region still producing the oil that the government relies on for more than 98% of its...
  • Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence

    Even China has second thoughts on South Sudan after violence
    JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
  • South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned

    South Sudan violence leaves donors disillusioned
    JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan was one of the most ambitious state-building projects that global donors have ever undertaken: Take a newly minted, resource-rich country with some of the world's worst poverty, health and education problems, pour...
  • Curfew imposed in South Sudan after apparent coup attempt

    CAIRO -- South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt. Barrages of gunfire broke out at two presidential guard barracks in the capital, Juba, in the early...
  • Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence

    Civilians take refuge as dozens killed in South Sudan violence
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dozens of soldiers were killed as clashes continued for a second day in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as more than 13,000 civilians took refuge at a U.N. peacekeepers’ base. The fragile state is confronting...
  • 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...
  • 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...