South Sudan government - the best personalized free web-based Email en en South Sudan government South Sudan government forces killed 114 civilians, UN says JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudanese pro-government forces killed 114 civilians in a single town last year and brutally raped girls and women in front of their families amid growing ethnic violence in the country's civil war, a new United Nations report said Friday. The investigation released by the U.N. human rights office said those cases and other a... Fri, 19 May 2017 15:46:00 GMT 2017-05-19T15:46:00Z South Sudan says divisive army chief of staff removed NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's army chief of staff, accused of directing last year's fighting in the capital that left hundreds dead, has been removed from his post after months of government infighting and high-level military resignations and as ethnic violence in the country's civil war has dramatically increased. Paul Malong, whose removal was ann... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:42:00 GMT 2017-05-09T19:42:00Z NPR reporter freed in South Sudan after 3 nights in jail NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan detained an NPR journalist for nearly four days before releasing him Monday, a spokeswoman for the organization said. Eyder Peralta has returned to his base in Kenya but his South Sudanese assistant is still being held by authorities, Isabel Lara told The Associated Press in an email. "We are in touch w... Mon, 01 May 2017 21:38:00 GMT 2017-05-01T21:38:00Z South Sudan fighting forces 100,000 to flee, says UN report NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100,000 civilians, the United Nations said Thursday, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire humanitarian problems. A report from the U.N's office of humanitarian affairs said that fighting in the Waat and Walgak areas last week cause... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:54:00 GMT 2017-04-20T16:54:00Z UN says 16 staff members freed by South Sudan refugees KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The United Nations said late Tuesday that 16 staff members taken hostage by unarmed South Sudanese refugees at a U.N. camp in eastern Congo have been released unharmed. The U.N. peacekeeping department said in a statement released at U.N. headquarters in New York that "the camp is quiet and under full control" of peacekeepers at the Munigi base in Nort... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 05:05:00 GMT 2017-04-19T05:05:00Z South Sudan's civil war creates a new lost generation BIDI BIDI, Uganda (AP) — Six-year-old Santo proudly wears a Harvard T-shirt as if he has just been accepted into the elite institution, but its warped lettering, layers of dirt and gaping holes say more about the young refugee's future. After fleeing South Sudan's three-year civil war, Santo and his family have found themselves in the bleak Bidi Bidi sett... Sat, 01 Apr 2017 09:16:00 GMT 2017-04-01T09:16:00Z 6 aid workers killed in South Sudan NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Six aid workers were ambushed and killed in South Sudan, the deadliest attack on humanitarian workers since the East African nation's civil war began in 2013. The attack took place Saturday on the road from Juba, the capital, to Pibor, where there have been recent reports of fighting, said Eugene Owusu, the top U.N. humanitarian official in South Sudan ... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:39:00 GMT 2017-03-26T17:39:00Z 1st units of South Sudan protection force arrive soon: UN JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The first units of a long-delayed regional protection force for South Sudan will deploy within a few weeks, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Tuesday. Herve Ladsous spoke during a visit to South Sudan's capital, Juba. "We'll spare no effort to speed up the process," he said. The U.N. Security Council last year ap... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:43:00 GMT 2017-03-21T13:43:00Z UN expert warns of South Sudan 'population engineering' KOBOKO, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's government has begun a campaign of "population engineering" to relocate people over their ethnicity, a United Nations expert said Tuesday, as civil war continues under warnings of genocide. Yasmin Sooka told the U.N. Human Rights Council that a government redrawing of state borders has depopulated ethnic Shilluk and Nue... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:46:00 GMT 2017-03-14T18:46:00Z South Sudan experiencing ethnic cleansing, UN report says KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and experiencing ethnic cleansing, a stark portrayal of a nation whose crises now include famine. The seven-month inquiry by the U.N. Commission on Human Rights into South Sudan is the most comprehensive report so far into ethnic cleansing and con... Tue, 07 Mar 2017 15:28:00 GMT 2017-03-07T15:28:00Z South Sudan blocks desperately needed aid, say UN officials KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's government is blocking desperately needed food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to a confidential report by the U.N. secretary-general and a statement by a top U.N. official. Together, the report and statement show the daunting conditions faced by the international community as it tries to com... Mon, 06 Mar 2017 18:35:00 GMT 2017-03-06T18:35:00Z Famine-hit South Sudan sharply raises foreigners' work fees KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan has sharply increased the fees required for foreigners to work in the country — from roughly $100 to up to $10,000 — just days after famine was declared there. Even before the fee hike, the government had been repeatedly accused of restricting humanitarian aid access during the country's three-year civil war. With the famine declaration, th... Sat, 04 Mar 2017 21:11:00 GMT 2017-03-04T21:11:00Z South Sudan promises 'unimpeded' aid access amid famine WATAMU, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president said Tuesday his government will ensure "unimpeded access" for all aid organizations, a day after famine was declared for more than 100,000 people in the country suffering from years of civil war. The United Nations and others have long accused the government of blocking or restricting aid delivery in the East ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 23:12:00 GMT 2017-02-21T23:12:00Z Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. The official classification of famine highli... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:06:00 GMT 2017-02-20T09:06:00Z 2 more South Sudan officials resign, alleging graft, bias KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Two top South Sudanese military officials have resigned while accusing the government of ethnic bias and corruption, the latest sign that President Salva Kiir is struggling to retain his coalition of support as the country's civil war continues under warnings of genocide. Four top officials in the past week have now left while criti... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-02-18T19:12:00Z More than 1.5 million are refugees from South Sudan, says UN KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — More than 1.5 million South Sudanese have become refugees and their humanitarian needs are overwhelming aid efforts during the country's civil war, according to the United Nations. South Sudan's civil war began in December 2013 and roughly 3.6 million people have fled their homes or become refugees, according to the U.N. The country... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 15:49:00 GMT 2017-02-13T15:49:00Z South Sudan general resigns, says leader 'disgraced' himself KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A South Sudanese general resigned Saturday while telling President Salva Kiir "you have disgraced yourself" by subjecting the conflict-torn country to ethnic bias and "unacceptable cycles of violence." The resignation letter, seen by The Associated Press, came from Lt. Gen. Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the deputy chief of general staff for... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 13:56:00 GMT 2017-02-11T13:56:00Z South Sudan president to seek election in 2018: Spokesman NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president will seek election next year, a spokesman said Wednesday, in what will be the first vote on Salva Kiir's leadership since the turbulent country won independence. The president "is a uniting factor. If he leaves power now, the whole country will collapse," spokesman Ateny Wek Ateny told The Associated Press. Ki... Wed, 08 Feb 2017 12:48:00 GMT 2017-02-08T12:48:00Z South Sudan ambassador dismisses rift with Ethiopia ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's ambassador to Ethiopia is dismissing reports that relations are strained between the two countries after President Salva Kiir visited Egypt and met with President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi in Cairo earlier this month. South Sudan's Ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union, James Pitia Morgan, made the remarks aft... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 16:20:00 GMT 2017-01-24T16:20:00Z UN report says numerous abuses have occurred in South Sudan KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudanese government and opposition soldiers "blatantly ignored" international law during clashes in July that killed hundreds of people, according to a United Nations human rights investigation. The South Sudanese military swarmed throughout the capital with house-to-house searches and used language tests to identify civilians... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:12:00 GMT 2017-01-16T19:12:00Z South Sudan claims mandate has expired for more UN troops KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan's government is claiming that the U.N. Security Council mandate to send a new contingent of 4,000 peacekeepers to boost the existing force has expired. Minister of Information Michael Makuei told the Associated Press that Dec. 15th was the expiration date for the deployment of peacekeepers to bolster the existing 12,000 U.N. troops in South... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 16:19:00 GMT 2017-01-15T16:19:00Z South Sudan accepts more UN peacekeepers with no conditions JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government has accepted with "no conditions" an increase in the peacekeeping force in the country as mandated by the U.N. Security Council in August, Minister of Cabinet Affairs Martin Lomuro told the Associated Press Saturday. "I expect them to arrive at any time. The challenge is now on the U.N. to implement and fu... 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