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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 gets first batch of regional troops

The head of South Sudan's UN mission announced on Tuesday the long-awaited arrival of troops from a regional force meant to patrol roads and quell violence in the war-ravaged country.

Sudan to split South Sudanese refugees after unrest

Sudan is planning to split a camp housing tens of thousands of South Sudanese refugees into three separate units after a wave of violence, a minister said Sunday. A group of youths went on a rampage this week at the Al Waral camp in Sudan's…

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…