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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’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…

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…

South Sudan’s opposition groups to work against government

Seven South Sudanese opposition groups, including that of rebel leader Riek Machar, said on Saturday they had agreed to work closely in their bid to oust President Salva Kiir's government, as the civil war drags on in the oil-producing…

South Sudan’s Kiir slammed over ‘man-made’ famine

The President of South Sudan, Salva Kiir has been criticized for the current famine that has hit his country. The United States said that Mr. Kiir must be blamed for what it described as the country’s "man-made" famine and conflict which…

82 aid workers killed in South Sudan war

The United Nation on Wednesday said the three year long war in South Sudan has left some 82 aid workers dead. A total of 3.5 million South Sudanese have also been displaced by the civil war. According to the UN's resident and humanitarian…

Riek Machar spokesperson deported from Kenya

The spokesperson for Riek Machar, the former vice-president of South Sudan has been deported by the Kenyan government. James Gatdet Dak was deported to South Sudan’s capital Juba after the Kenyan government cancelled his visa. The BBC…