Africa

In South Sudan's war, thousands suffer rape and sex attacks

Although thousands of women have reported rape and other sexual atrocities in South Sudan's war, human rights groups say the figure is likely to be much higher.

Politics

S Sudan rebel leader to hold talks with President Kiir

Meeting between the two South Sudanese leaders to take place in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa next week.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar to hold talks with President Kiir

Africa

South Africa: Siya Kolisi and the changing face of rugby

The Springboks' first black captain is inspiring more young black South Africans to take up the historically white-dominated sport.

Africa

'Sick and hungry': Human cost of South Sudan's civil war

With violence and the rainy season slowing aid operations, there are now concerns that preventable diseases caused by lack of food will instead become fatal.

War & Conflict

UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

The UNSC votes to consider an arms embargo and sanctions on six officials if fighting does not stop by June 30.

UN threatens to consider arms embargo on South Sudan

Humanitarian crises

South Sudan: Aid agencies struggle to reach those in need

Recent fighting between government and opposition forces has exacerbated the existing crisis with the number of people needing aid expected to reach seven million.

Africa

Maternal death rates in South Sudan one of world's highest

There are very few maternal healthcare clinics left in a country that has been torn by five years of civil war, and many of the existing facilities are poorly equipped.

Africa

South Sudanese flee war to neighbouring countries

A meeting is held in Ethiopia to revive South Sudan peace, but people keep fleeing the violence.

Reporter's Notebook

The depths of despair in South Sudan

UN humanitarian official appeals for end to violence against aid workers as fighting between political rivals shows no sign of ending.

Africa

UN urges international help for South Sudan civil war victims

Head of UNOCHA says aid organisations need security support and coordination with the government to be able to do a better job.

South Sudan

Opposition faction agrees to join South Sudan's ruling party

Announcement by First Vice President Taban Deng Gai comes days before peace talks are scheduled to begin in Ethiopia.

Opposition faction agrees to join South Sudan's ruling party

Middle East

South Sudan: SPLM convention in Juba aims to reunify party

The Sudan People's Liberation Movement, which fractured at the beginning of the civil war, is holding a reunification convention, but with leading figures absent, it remains to be seen what can be achieved.

Africa

No gold rush for South Sudan

Gold is smuggled across the border and sold for a higher price, robbing South Sudan of its wealth.

South Sudan

Abducted aid workers released in South Sudan

Ten aid workers kidnapped in South Sudan by opposition forces last week have been returned to the capital, Juba.

Abducted aid workers released in South Sudan

Africa

Ten aid workers missing in South Sudan

A convoy of 10 aid workers has gone missing in South Sudan, prompting concerns over the group's wellbeing.

UN raises alarm over fate of missing aid convoy in South Sudan