South Sudan

Obama warns South Sudan after US military personnel wounded

US aircraft flown into South Sudan to help with evacuation efforts came under fire, wounding four US servicemen. Photo: AFP

US President Barack Obama warned the leaders of South Sudan against a military coup Saturday after four US servicemen were wounded in an attack on their aircraft in the increasingly unstable country.

Sunday, 22 December, 2013, 9:50am

John Kerry urges Nigeria to respect human rights in rebel crackdown

John Kerry. Photo: AP

Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, US Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.

26 May 2013 - 7:29am

Ambush in South Sudan leaves 12 UN peacekeepers and staff dead

Five Indian peacekeepers and at least seven United Nations civilian staff were killed yesterday in an ambush in South Sudan, officials said, a day after warnings about spiralling violence.

10 Apr 2013 - 4:06am

Briefs, January 24, 2013

A chimp at a research centre in Louisiana. Photo: NYT

Rebels on rampage at Syria's religious sites

24 Jan 2013 - 4:37am

Sudan, South Sudan leaders agree to implement oil deal

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn (left) greets the President of South Sudan Salva Kiir in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, ahead of a Presidential summit between Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart. Photo: AFP

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on Saturday, to demilitarise their shared borders and revive a stalled oil exportation deal that has lagged for months over disputes on the setup of security arrangements in the border regions.

6 Jan 2013 - 11:13am

South Sudan expels UN rights official for writing false reports

South Sudan has expelled a UN human rights investigator, accusing her of writing false reports, a move the UN mission said broke the country's legal obligations to the United Nations.

UN sources, who named the officer as Sandra Beidas, said Sunday's expulsion may have been related to an August report accusing the army of torturing, raping, killing and abducting civilians.

6 Nov 2012 - 3:27am

Sudan rebels kill 10 in shelling oil state town

Artillery damage in the capital of South Kordofan state, Kadugli. Photo: AFP

Sudanese rebels killed 10 civilians in shelling the main town in Sudan’s oil-producing South Kordofan state on Tuesday, the army said – the third bout of shelling in the past two weeks.

23 Oct 2012 - 8:54pm

South Sudan-Sudan agree on oil but not border

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir (centre-left), and South Sudan's President Salva Kiir (centre-right) shake hands at the conclusion of the Sudan and South Sudan negotiations on post-secession matters in Addis Ababa on Thursday. Photo: AFP

The presidents of Sudan and South Sudan signed economic and security agreements on Thursday that will allow a resumption of oil exports from South Sudan. The two countries also reached deals for a demilitarised zone between their borders and a cessation of all hostilities that brought the countries to the brink of all-out war just a few months ago.

28 Sep 2012 - 11:41am

Briefs, September 28, 2012

Zetas cartel leader Ivan Velazquez Caballero. Photo: AFP

Major drug trafficker taken by police

28 Sep 2012 - 4:19am

Hopes mount for deal as Sudan, South Sudan leaders meet

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir after meeting with Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in Addis Ababa on Sunday. Photo: AFP

The leaders of Sudan and South Sudan met late on Sunday as international pressure grew to end long-running disputes that have brought the former civil war foes to the brink of renewed conflict.

24 Sep 2012 - 2:42pm