Coronavirus pandemic

South Sudan reports first case of coronavirus

Country's vice-president says 29-year old patient showed symptoms on April 2 and is being treated in isolation.

South Sudan reports first case of coronavirus

Africa

Sudan defence minister dies of heart attack in South Sudan

General Gamal al-Din Omar was in Juba for peace talks between his country's transitional government and rebel groups.

Sudan defence minister dies of heart attack in South Sudan

Inside Story

Will South Sudan's latest peace deal last?

President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar sign an agreement to share power and form a unity government.

Africa

After 6 years of war, will peace finally come to South Sudan?

Delayed creation of unity gov't hailed as major step but lingering concerns over outstanding issues dampen expectations.

After 6 years of war, will peace finally come to South Sudan?

Africa

South Sudan since independence: A timeline

The world's newest country has been ravaged by a ruinous civil war that has killed hundreds of thousands of people.

Timeline: South Sudan since independence

Africa

South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government

Opposition leader Riek Machar was sworn in on Saturday as the deputy of President Salva Kiir.

South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government

South Sudan

S Sudan president, rebel leader agree to form unity government

Rebel chief Riek Machar says he will form a government with President Salva Kiir after years of fighting.

S Sudan president, rebel leader agree to form unity government

South Sudan

South Sudan warring sides 'deliberately starving' citizens: UN

Civilians denied access to aid by the country's warring parties, according to a new UN Human Rights Commission report.

South Sudan warring sides 'deliberately starving' citizens: UN

Africa

South Sudan hit by desert locust swarm as plague spreads

The locusts crossed into southern Magwi county on the border with Uganda, government says.

South Sudan hit by desert locust swarm as plague spreads

Africa

Uncertainty as deadline for South Sudan unity government looms

Ahead of February 22 milestone, hopes for breakthrough dampened amid disagreement over proposed 'administrative areas'.

Uncertainty as deadline for South Sudan unity government looms

South Sudan

South Sudan's Machar rejects President Kiir's peace offer

The rejection by Riek Machar dashes hopes of breaking a deadlock and ending a six-year conflict in South Sudan.

South Sudan's Machar rejects President Kiir's peace offer

South Sudan

South Sudan president offers compromise as gov't deadline looms

Salva Kiir cuts number of states from 32 to 10, says he expects the opposition to also 'be prepared' to compromise.

South Sudan president offers compromise as gov't deadline looms

Africa

Libya, South Sudan high on agenda as AU summit starts

Ways to end violence in countries such as Libya and South Sudan high on agenda of African Union summit held in Ethiopia.

'Silencing the guns': AU leaders seek end to regional conflicts

Middle East

More than a dozen killed in attack in South Sudan border region

Dozens of others wounded, homes burned and children reportedly missing after attack on village in disputed Abyei region.

More than a dozen killed in attack in South Sudan border region

Interactive

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?

For Ethiopia, a new dam holds the promise of much-needed electricity; for Egypt, the fear of a devastating water crisis.

Could mega-dams kill the mighty River Nile?