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FILE PHOTO - South Sudan President Salva Kiir attends talks in Khartoum on an end to his country's civil war, June 25, 2018. REUTERS-Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah-File Photo

South Sudan military court tries army general for treason

A military court on Monday began hearing the trial of an army general charged with treason for allegedly plotting a rebellion against President Salva Kiir’s government.

Alarm over military build-up in South Sudan

The South Sudan peace monitoring agency has expressed concern over the military build-up in Yei River State in Central Equatoria.

NRC: South Sudan’s dire humanitarian crisis worsens

A humanitarian crisis in conflict-torn South Sudan is reaching alarming proportions after four and a half years of fighting, Jan Egeland of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) warned on Thursday.

South Sudan rebels vow ‘guerrilla war’ if peace talks fail

South Sudan's opposition is threatening to resort to "guerrilla warfare" if peace talks in Ethiopia fail in the coming days as government forces advance on remaining rebel strongholds in the fifth year of civil war.

Latest clashes highlight fragility of South Sudan ceasefire deal

As South Sudan's warring parties haggled over a ceasefire deal this week, dozens of refugees streamed into neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, fleeing what they said was a fresh government offensive.

1.25 million face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation, double the number from the same time last year, according to a report by the United Nations and the government released Monday.

South Sudan’s government lukewarm about new peace push – UN’s Jean-Pierre Lacroix

South Sudan's government has shown little interest in a new regional peace initiative that the United States has described as a final chance to end the war, the UN peacekeeping chief said on Tuesday.

Red Cross suspends work in vast region of South Sudan

The Red Cross says it is suspending operations in a vast area of South Sudan after one of its workers was shot dead while delivering aid.

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Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

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PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.