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 ...

South Sudan's latest civil war atrocities kept out of sight

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The accounts are horrific. A young girl strangled and gang-raped. Children burned alive as government soldiers blocked the door of their hut and set it aflame. ...

South Sudan's ruling party reunites before peace talks

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's fractious ruling party has reunited for the first time since civil war broke out in 2013. First Vice President and former opposition chairman T...

'I can go days without eating:' Hunger rises in South Sudan

KANDAK, South Sudan (AP) — "I'm afraid I'll starve to death," said Gatdin Bol. Curled on a dirt floor, the frail 65-year-old said he survives only by eating fruit from the trees in this remote South S...

Delayed verdict in South Sudan's deadly hotel rampage

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Months have passed since the trial of a dozen South Sudanese soldiers accused of gang-raping foreigners and killing a local journalist in a July 2016 rampage, and both the def...

Attacks on South Sudan health facilities, workers increasing

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Everyone and everything is a target in South Sudan's civil war, as attacks against health facilities and aid workers increase, a new report says. At least 50...

New round of South Sudan peace talks is delayed

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Officials say the next round of South Sudan peace talks has been delayed without explanation. The talks were meant to resume next week in neighboring Ethiopi...

200 child soldiers freed in S Sudan, but problem continues

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months...

South Sudan an unlikely haven for many Sudanese refugees

YIDA, South Sudan (AP) — It's been five years since Romea Osma sought refuge in an unlikely place: civil war-torn South Sudan. After fighting broke out in neighboring Sudan between t...