Ugandan troops enter South Sudan in possible violation

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Observers say a number of Ugandan forces briefly entered South Sudan's Central Equatoria region last week in a possible violation of a United Nations arms embargo. ...

South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war, cautiously

BENTIU, South Sudan (AP) — For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future. Seated at a r...

At scene of South Sudan mass rape, 'no one could hear me'

NHIALDIU, South Sudan (AP) — Wrapping an arm around her stomach, the young woman hung her head and recounted the day in early November when she and a friend were bound, dragged into the bush and raped...

Tense 1st meeting of South Sudan armed leaders since peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Stepping out of a helicopter last week, South Sudan armed opposition commander Ashab Khamis came face-to-face with his rival in a crushing five-year civil war, army Gen. Keer ...

In South Sudan, a new approach in ending child soldiers' use

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocid...

Oil-rich South Sudan seeks investment in fragile new peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan is making its first big foreign investment pitch since declaring an end to civil war, but the oil-rich nation faces hesitation from some companies that want to mak...

Child bride auction in South Sudan goes viral, sparks anger

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five hundred cows, two luxury cars, $10,000, two bikes, a boat and a few cell phones made up the final price in a heated bidding war for a child bride in South Sudan that went...

War-torn South Sudan launches youth rugby league for peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Clutching the ball with both hands, Gloria Nene charges past opponents and proudly scores a try. The 11-year-old girl traded in Boro Boro, South Sudan's equivalent of dodgebal...

Report: South Sudan troops raped, killed while peace pursued

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — With "staggering brutality," South Sudan government soldiers and allied militia targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, running them over with armored vehicles ...

In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

KAPOETA, South Sudan (AP) — Stained with mud, the 8-year-old traces her fingers over the infected wound on her elbow. "It's hard work digging and the shovel is heavy. I just want to be in school," Los...

Verdict due for South Sudan soldiers accused of murder, rape

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The verdict and sentencing for 11 South Sudan soldiers accused of gang raping foreign aid workers and murdering a local journalist during the country's five-year civil war wil...

South Sudan's opposition refuses to sign final peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's opposition parties have rejected what was supposed to be the final version of the peace agreement with the government, threatening to destabilize an already frag...

South Sudan lawmakers extend president's term until 2021

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — South Sudan's parliament on Thursday approved extending President Salva Kiir's term until 2021, angering the armed opposition and threatening already fragile peace talks in a f...

In South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — During her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault. "I see you, I love you and I'm here for you," she said...

'They're at risk:' Congo's taxi drivers fear Ebola's spread

MBANDAKA, Congo (AP) — Propped against his motorcycle taxi outside a hospital in the city affected by Congo's latest deadly Ebola outbreak, Jean Cedric waved a hand in the air, showing his fear about ...