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South Sudan President Salva Kiir declared a permanent ceasefire this evening in what many hoped would mark a definitive end to the ongoing fighting. President Kiir and the opposition on Wednesday agreed to a permanent ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a...

Agreement provides a transitional unity government within four months which will govern the country for 36 months. by Fidelis Mbah President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to end hostilities and form a unity government [Reuters] The warring parties in South Sudan on Wednesday agreed to...

© FAO/Lieke Visser More than 7 million people are at risk of severe hunger in South Sudan in the coming months, according to a report by UN humanitarian agencies. The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) report released in Juba today also states that about 155,000 people...

One last push to end South Sudan's deadly civil war by Winnie Byanyima 15 Dec 2017 People displaced by fighting wait to get water at a United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) camp in Malakal, Upper Nile State [Andreea Campeanu/Reuters] I know and have seen war and its...

NEW YORK, 25 September 2017 Intense frustration is building across the aid community that despite its best efforts it has been unable to dent the catastrophic levels of suffering in South Sudan, worsened by war and a political class that doesn’t seem to care. "Every year we...

Thousands of women fleeing the four-year-long conflict in South Sudan have been raped and sexually assaulted, according to rights groups and women who have spoken to Al Jazeera. They mainly blame the government troops of President Salva Kiir, but also opposition forces loyal to former Vice...

By Okech Francis Victims of this month’s robberies blame armed men in uniforms Country suffering hunger, monetary crisis caused by civil war When three rifle-toting men in army uniforms barged into Silvano Pitia’s supplies store this month, he became the latest victim of a crime wave that’s...

File photo: Hussein Mar Nyuot South Sudan’s Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Hussein Mar Nyuot, said he regrets the reported challenges facing aid workers while carrying out their work across the country. Hussein told Radio Tamazuj on Sunday that despite government’s efforts to protect aid workers and agencies...

August 21, 2017 (JUBA) - An outbreak of malaria in South Sudan has killed over 4,000 people since February, a senior health official disclosed last week. Malaria affected baby, Juba, South Sudan (Getty) “This year’s malaria is the most severe the country has ever seen,”...