Gulf Times - South-Sudan
UN peacekeepers deploy to stop communal violence in South Sudan

UN peacekeepers deploy to stop communal violence in South Sudan

The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Tuesday it had re-deployed 75 troops to halt a cycle of communal attacks and revenge killings that have left 79 dead.

US recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

US recalls ambassador from South Sudan after unity government failure

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

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

South Sudan rebel leader in Juba for talks as peace deal falters

South Sudan's exiled rebel leader Riek Machar arrived in Juba on Saturday in a bid to salvage a peace deal with less than a month to go until he is to form a government with President Salva Kiir.

Sudan peace talks resume after deadlock

Sudan peace talks resume after deadlock

Peace talks between the Sudanese government and rebels resumed Friday in neighbouring South Sudan

Tribal clashes in South Sudan leave 11 dead

Tribal clashes in South Sudan leave 11 dead

Eleven people were killed and 14 wounded in South Sudan overnight to Sunday during tribal clashes over contested land, an official told dpa.

Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council, rebel leaders agree on peace talks roadmap

Sudan's ruling council and rebel leaders have agreed on a roadmap for peace talks that are expected to begin in October and last about two months

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

South Sudan journalist freed after six weeks in detention

A prominent South Sudanese journalist said Monday he had been released after almost six weeks in detention without charge, in a case which prompted alarm from rights groups over press freedom.

Fighting between S.Sudan rebels, govt near capital

Fighting between S.Sudan rebels, govt near capital

Fighting erupted Tuesday near South Sudan's capital Juba between government forces and militants who have refused to sign a peace deal, a rebel group said.

South Sudan court jails economist for two years for espionage

South Sudan court jails economist for two years for espionage

A South Sudanese court on Tuesday jailed a Harvard-educated economist for two years for spying after he gave interviews to foreign media, in a case that has attracted international criticism.

At least 34 killed in ethnic clashes in South Sudan

At least 34 killed in ethnic clashes in South Sudan

At least 34 people were killed when two ethnic groups clashed in South Sudan, a local government official said on Thursday.

Six months not enough to form S.Sudan unity government: president

Six months not enough to form S.Sudan unity government: president

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said Wednesday that a six-month delay agreed with his rivals for the formation of a unity government was not enough time to resolve outstanding issues.

Bush fire guts four villages in South Sudan, kills 33

Bush fire guts four villages in South Sudan, kills 33

A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people, the president's spokesman said, adding the toll was likely to rise.