South Sudan sentences prominent activist to more prison time

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A South Sudan court on Tuesday sentenced a prominent activist and economist to two years in prison after being accused of inciting an uprising behind bars in the capital, Juba...

South Sudan struggles to increase oil production after war

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Oil-rich South Sudan is struggling to increase production of crude several months after the end of its civil war, and the political upheaval in neighboring Sudan is in part to...

South Sudan rivals agree on 6-month extension in peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's once-warring parties on Friday agreed to delay key next steps in a fragile peace deal by six months after the main opposition warned it might walk away. ...

South Sudan paying US lobbyists $3.7M for better Trump ties

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's government is paying a U.S.-based lobby firm $3.7 million to improve its relationship with the Trump administration and to block a path to justice for victims of...

South Sudan opposition seeks 6-month extension on peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's opposition is calling for a six-month extension to implement next steps in a fragile peace deal as a major deadline approaches next month to form a power-sharing...

Mia Farrow pursues anti-hunger work in South Sudan visit

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Mia Farrow will never forget the day she watched a baby die in her mother's arms. "It was a little girl staring at her mother and finally she just stopped br...

In South Sudan, midwives bring down deaths despite the odds

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Seated in a stifling hallway in South Sudan's main hospital, the midwife recounted the day she watched a young mother bleed to death after giving birth. "She...

South Sudan opposition leader blocked from Vatican meeting

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar is still waiting for permission to travel to a peace retreat at the Vatican on Wednesday, according to a letter seen by The Associate...

7 in South Sudan charged with sabotage and insurgency

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Seven people including South Sudanese academic and activist, Peter Biar Ajak, were charged in court Monday with sabotage, insurgency and possession of weapons for allegedly st...

South Sudan spends millions on cars, homes instead of peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country'...

South Sudan's hunger is growing, despite 5 months of peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Five months into South Sudan's fragile peace, 1.5 million people are on the brink of starvation and half the population, more than six million people, are facing extreme hunge...

High-level detainee accuses Kenya, South Sudan of kidnapping

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — "I was terrified ... I knew that I was heading for a terrible situation." For the first time, the spokesman for South Sudan's armed opposition leader has spoken out about his ...

South Sudanese fear leaving UN protected camps despite peace

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Tracing his fingers over the metal fencing at a United Nations protected site in South Sudan's capital, Nhial Nyuot Nhial hung his head as he contemplated going home after yea...

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...