Middle East

UN worried South Sudan election could trigger more violence

The UN is worried that an election planned for next year in South Sudan could lead to more violence in the region. It is calling for a dormant peace process to be revitalised before the vote is held.

Africa

Civilians dead in attack on South Sudan forces

Women, elderly people and police among 25 killed by exiled politician's fighters in oil-rich Unity state, say officials.

Riek Machar's men blamed for deadly South Sudan raid

South Sudan

'Thousands of women raped and assaulted' in South Sudan

Survivors and rights groups say thousands have been abused as the four-year-old conflict continues to worsen.

Africa

UN: South Sudan election risks prolonging civil war

Juba's plans to hold delayed presidential poll next year risks 'deepening and extending' conflict, UN says.

UN: South Sudan election risks prolonging civil war

Africa

First foreign victim of S Sudan hotel rampage testifies

Trial seen as a key test of accountability in civil war-torn country where few accused of atrocities ever face justice.

First foreign victim of Terrain Hotel attack testifies

Africa

American journalist among 19 killed in S Sudan fighting

American journalist, who has worked with Al Jazeera, was embedded with rebel forces when fighting broke out.

Journalist Christopher Allen killed in S Sudan fighting

Africa

South Sudan: 'Attacks on civilians' reported as crisis grows

South Sudan's refugee crisis is the fastest-growing in the world and humanitarian organisations are warning it is worsening because more people are fleeing conflict.

Opinion

Is Uganda really a 'refugee paradise'?

The grim reality behind the euphoric coverage of Uganda's "exemplary" refugee policy.

Julie Schiltz

by Julie Schiltz
- Kristof Titeca

Julie Schiltz

Africa

South Sudan's orphans seek solace in martial arts

Some of South Sudan's orphans have turned to sport to foster a little positivity in their lives.

Middle East

Women used as bargaining chips in South Sudan customary courts

A strike by judges in South Sudan means more people are turning to customary courts to settle legal issues.

Middle East

South Sudan: Deep impact of war on children's mental health

A four-year civil war has taken a heavy toll on South Sudan's population, with more than a million children forced from their homes. And the trauma of conflict is having a devastating psychological impact on the country's youngest citizens.

War & Conflict

South Sudan's Wau: Fear and displacement one year on

'It is not a war against rebels, it is a war of looking who is from that tribe and they kill you.'

South Sudan's Wau: Fear and displacement one year on

Humanitarian crises

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

The country no longer has areas in famine but almost two million people on the brink of starvation, report says.

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

Opinion

The world has abandoned South Sudanese refugees

Despite receiving only limited funds from international organisations, Uganda has given a warm welcome to refugees.

Khairunissa Dhala

by Khairunissa Dhala

Khairunissa Dhala

South Sudan

Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan

HRW urges UN to assist disabled people, who are increasingly becoming vulnerable to violence in South Sudan’s civil war.

Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan