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South Sudan rebels recapture their headquarters

South Sudan's rebel forces have reclaimed their stronghold of Pagak, less than a week after being pushed out of the town by government forces, Colonel Lam Paul Gabriel, deputy spokesperson for the opposition IO, told the Associated Press.

Heavy fighting erupts in South Sudan

Heavy fighting erupted on Friday in the South Sudanese town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia when rebels launched an offensive against government forces, the rebels said.

South Sudan: At least four dead in road ambush

At least four people were killed by unknown gunmen on the main road between South Sudan's capital and the Uganda border on Wednesday, an army spokesperson said. The deadly attack was the latest on the dangerous yet busy highway that ferries…

South Sudan’s Machar refuses to renounce violence

Exiled South Sudanese opposition figure Riek Machar declined to renounce violence or declare a unilateral ceasefire and instead demanded new peace talks outside the war-torn country, an international mediator told the United Nations on…

South Sudan judges sacked by President over strike

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has sacked several judges who had been on strike over poor pay and living conditions for the last two months, officials said on Thursday. The world's youngest country plunged into civil war in 2013 just…

UN says worst form of famine in South Sudan over

More South Sudanese people are going hungry and 45,000 are still living in famine-like conditions even though South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday. An estimated 6…

$1.4bn needed to help South Sudanese refugees

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan. The UNHCR refugee agency and the World Food Programme presented an updated…

South Sudan’s ousted army chief returns to capital

South Sudan's ousted army chief Paul Malong returned to the capital Juba on Saturday, saying he had no intention of staging a revolt against President Salva Kiir's government. Kiir dismissed General Malong - the man who has led his campaign…