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South Sudan

Troops moved from Malong home

South Sudan has withdrawn troops and armoured vehicles surrounding the former army chief’s house, a military spokesman said, ending a standoff that raised fears of clashes in the war-torn country’s capital.

Food used as weapon of war in South Sudan

South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s government is using food as a weapon of war to target civilians by blocking life-saving aid in some areas, United Nations sanctions monitors told the Security Council in a confidential report.

Renewed fighting in South Sudan

As fresh fighting looms in South Sudan with the onset of the dry season, there is little chance of peace talks to end a war that has already killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa’s largest refugee crisis, diplomats and analysts said.

South Sudan refugees risk death for food

Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan’s civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when food ran out, he returned home to be killed in the conflict he had fled.

South Sudan military commander defects

A South Sudanese military commander has defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country’s largest rebel group, amid a showdown between President Salva Kiir and his former military chief.
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