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Tribal attack in disputed South Sudan region

Suspected Misseriya tribesmen killed at least 29 people, some burned to death, in an attack on a village in the disputed Abyei border region...

US imposes sanctions on South Sudan vice president

The US imposed sanctions on South Sudanese First Vice President Taban Deng Gai, the US Treasury Department said in a statement, in Washington’s latest...

Drought and flooding hit South Sudan

Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding destroyed crops and livestock, compounding “intense political...

Unregulated teak trade fuelling South Sudan conflict

Consumers purchasing teak may be fuelling conflict in South Sudan, a research group said warning armed groups are benefiting from an unregulated logging trade...

Impasse at South Sudan boundaries meeting

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A consultative meeting chaired by SA Deputy President David Mabuza on South Sudan’s contentious issue on state numbers and their boundaries reached stalemate. The purpose...

UN wants end to South Sudan inter-communal clashes, aid worker attacks

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Peacekeepers were despatched to the northern Lakes region in South Sudan in a bid to deter further violence between communities , the UN Mission...

US ambassador to South Sudan recalled

The United States recalled its ambassador to South Sudan after leaders of formerly warring factions failed to agree on a unity government, the US...

US to re-evaluate South Sudan ties

The US is “gravely disappointed” with South Sudan’s failure to form a unity government by a November 12 deadline and would “re-evaluate” its relationship...

Mabuza in Uganda for South Sudan consultations

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South African Deputy President David Mabuza -- in his capacity as special envoy to South Sudan -- is headed to Entebbe for regional consultations. The...

Pope plans South Sudan visit next year

Pope Francis wants to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year and has urged the country’s leaders to overcome divisions and end...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...