Proposed UN resolution would support Sudan's peace efforts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A proposed U.N. Security Council resolution would replace the joint U.N.-African Union peacekeeping force in Sudan’s restive Darfur region with a U.N. political and peace-buildin...

Eritrean soccer players who defected say they live in fear

PALERMO, Italy (AP) — Soccer gave Mewal Tesfai Yosief hope in an Orwellian nation, a job in a country of forced military conscription and, possibly, freedom at last. He is one of fou...

UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan

YEI, South Sudan (AP) — When South Sudan's Yei region turned violent in the midst of the country's civil war last year, a handful of U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. Government s...

UN, US failed to prevent ethnic cleansing in South Sudan

YEI, South Sudan (AP) — When South Sudan's Yei region experienced ethnic cleansing last year, a few U.N. and U.S. officials begged their leaders for help. They warned that government soldiers were bur...

Risks warned over US dropping conflict minerals rule

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Increased violence and corruption in central Africa could be the result of the recent decision by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission not to enforce a rule requiring Amer...

South Sudan: 15 children die in botched vaccine campaign

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's government says 15 young children have died in a botched measles vaccination campaign that saw people as young as 12 years old administering the vaccines. ...

Attempt to broker South Sudan political agreement fails

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's government and opposition groups have failed to reach a political agreement mediated by Uganda's president in the latest setback to efforts to end the country's civ...

Kiir: South Sudan's ousted army chief 'in a fighting mood'

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's president on Friday ordered his ousted army chief of staff back to the capital as tensions rose between the two men accused of directing the country's civil war. ...

South Sudan's ousted army chief says no retaliation in mind

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's ousted army chief of staff said Wednesday he has nothing to retaliate for, even as his abrupt removal put the military on alert after months of government infightin...

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 inf...

1 million children refugees from South Sudan's civil war

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More than 1 million children have fled South Sudan's civil war, two United Nations agencies said Monday, part of the world's fastest growing refugee crisis. Ano...

Residents say South Sudan troops remove 5,000 from church

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan security forces have forcibly removed about 5,000 civilians who had been sheltering in a church from fighting in the country's civil war, residents and church officia...

NPR reporter freed in South Sudan after 3 nights in jail

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A journalist for the NPR has been released by South Sudan's government which held him for nearly four days, according to a spokeswoman for the organization. Eyd...

Advance team of UN peacekeepers arrive in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An advance party of peacekeepers with a bolstered mandate to use force have arrived in South Sudan, the United Nations said on Monday, the first blue helmets with a greater autho...

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top Unit...