South Sudan

  • Mar- 2022 -
    1 March
    South Sudanese government soldiers sit in a pick-up truck at the military base in Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016.

    UN Says 440 Civilians Killed in South Sudan Clashes

    At least 440 civilians died in brutal fighting between rival factions in southwestern South Sudan over just a few months last year.

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  • Jun- 2021 -
    8 June
    UNMISS peacekeeper

    Two Aid Workers Killed in an Ambush in South Sudan

    The UN on Tuesday condemned the murder of two aid workers in South Sudan and called on authorities to bring their killers to justice following a spate of similar attacks.

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  • Apr- 2021 -
    27 April
    South Sudanese government soldiers sit in a pick-up truck at the military base in Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016.

    UN Report Warns South Sudan at Risk of Return to ‘Large-Scale Conflict’

    A UN report warned that the slow implementation of a revitalized peace accord in South Sudan is putting the country at risk of relapse into a "large-scale conflict."

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  • Nov- 2020 -
    3 November
    South Sudanese soldier.

    Second Aid Worker Shot Dead in South Sudan in a Week

    The United Nations said Tuesday that a second aid worker had been murdered in South Sudan this week in a vast and isolated region scarred by armed violence and lawlessness.

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  • Sep- 2020 -
    2 September
    UNMISS peacekeeper

    UN Deploys Troops to New Base as Violence Surges in South Sudan

    The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan announced Wednesday it was deploying troops to the country's strife-torn south following an upsurge in violence by armed rebels against civilians and aid workers. 

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  • Aug- 2020 -
    21 August
    Sudanese boys push a wheelbarrow past a United Nations peace keeper at the El-Riyadh camp for internally displaced persons in el-Geneina, on February 8, 2017

    Rebel Splinter Group Withdraws From Sudan Peace Process

    A dissenting wing of an armed Sudanese rebel group dropped out of a peace process protesting the alleged human rights violations of the government's chief negotiator.

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  • 12 August
    South Sudanese government soldiers sit in a pick-up truck at the military base in Malakal, northern South Sudan, on October 16, 2016.

    Civilians, Soldiers Clash Leaving 127 Dead in South Sudan: Army

    Clashes that erupted between soldiers and civilians during a disarmament exercise in the central South Sudanese town of Tonj have left 127 dead, the army spokesman said Wednesday.

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  • Jun- 2020 -
    26 June

    Thousands Flee ‘Intense Fighting’ in Eastern South Sudan: MSF

    Thousands of people have fled a fresh wave of intercommunal clashes in South Sudan's eastern region of Pibor, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Thursday.

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  • May- 2020 -
    27 May
    Minusca peacekeepers in Bambari

    Nine Militia Fighters Arrested in Central African Republic Killings

    Nine fighters from an armed group that launched a week-long attack last week in south-eastern Central African Republic have been arrested. The assailants belong to a branch of the CAR’s biggest armed group, the Unity for Peace in Central Africa (UPC), the country’s special criminal court said in a statement on Monday. The court is responsible for trying cases of serious human rights violations in the country, which has been ravaged by conflict for more than 20 years. The UPC has committed “widespread and systematic attacks on the civilian population,” the court said. During the attacks on the town of Obo last week, government forces backed by U.N. troops killed around 10 fighters from the rebel militia and captured others, a government spokesman had told AFP. Led by a mercenary named Ali Darassa, the UPC has been campaigning for months to extend its grip in the southeast, at the crossroads of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The UPC is one of myriad armed groups that have controlled most of the CAR since the country plunged into violence in 2013. A few months away from high-risk presidential elections due in December, the CAR continues to be plagued by militia …

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  • 20 May
    Ethiopian UNMISS peacekeeper guards helicopter

    Three Aid Workers Killed as South Sudan Clashes Leave ‘Many’ Dead

    South Sudan’s U.N. peacekeeping mission said Wednesday it was investigating reports that “many people” had died in a surge of intercommunal violence that killed three aid workers and left several missing. Clashes between members of the Murle and Lou Nuer communities broke out over the weekend in the northeastern town of Pieri, where peacekeepers have been interviewing survivors, the U.N. mission said in a statement. “The team is investigating reports that many people were killed, injured and lost their homes,” the statement said, adding that “many” huts were burnt to the ground. “However, it is difficult to verify the number of casualties given conflicting reports and claims,” it said. Moses Majok Gatluak, a member of the Lou Nuer group and former local official in the area, told AFP that 211 people were killed and 300 injured, but that toll could not be independently verified. He said the Murle had attacked Lou Nuer villages. The attack comes after a strike by the Lou Nuer against the Murle earlier this year — part of a decades-old pendulum swing of violence and revenge by the two cattle-rustling communities. The fighting often leaves hundreds dead, with one attack in 2009 killing up to 750, according to the …

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