An overloaded 19-seater commercial plane travelling from South Sudan's capital, Juba crashed into a lake on Sunday and killed 21 people
South Sudan's warring leaders sign peace deal to share power in latest effort to end five-year civil war
Sudan's state news agency said that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel opposition leader Riek Machar have signed a peace deal to share power in a transitional government, the latest effort to end a five-year civil war.
South Sudan's MPs given loans worth $40,000 to buy cars even as half of its population relies on food aid
Lawmakers in South Sudan came under fire today after it was announced they would receive $40,000 car loans, while more than half the population depend on food aid.
South Sudan's residents have little hope that its warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar will heal the animosity that split it just two years after it became the world's youngest nation
Kiir said he pledged his "100 percent commitment" to ensuring Machar's security while in Juba.
More than a third of South Sudan's population are expected to face severe food shortages over the coming months
There is no precise official toll of how many died, either in the recent fighting in Juba or in the wider war that began in December 2013.
India on Thursday evacuated more than 146 of its nationals, stranded in war-torn South Sudan's capital city Juba, who will reach Delhi on Friday after a halt in Thiruvananthapuram.
The two Indian Air Force C-17 Globe Masters that the government has sent to evacuate Indians stranded in South Sudan, which has been hit by violence that has claimed hundreds of lives, will be back in India on Friday
Kiir called for Machar to meet him for talks to save the peace deal but acknowledged the deep mistrust that led to days of intense fighting.
Akshay Kumar tweeted to Sushma Swaraj requesting her to speed up the evacuation process of Indians stranded in South Sudan's capital city, Juba.
At least 272 people have been killed during fighting that broke out Friday and resumed on Sunday and Monday in South Sudan.
A ceasefire in Juba appeared to hold for a second straight day after intense fighting killed hundreds of people and forced thousands to flee their homes.
The US military in Africa said on Wednesday that it has sent 40 additional soldiers to South Sudan's capital, Juba, to help secure American personnel and facilities in the war-torn city, while South Sudanese trying to flee the country by road reported attacks, killings and robberies by armed men.
South Sudan's vice president has withdrawn with his troops to outside of Juba but is not planning for war, his spokesman said on Wednesday, as a ceasefire that ended heavy fighting with the president's forces entered its third day.
At least 36,000 people have fled their homes in Juba since heavy fighting erupted in the South Sudanese capital on Friday, said the United Nations.
Five years after gaining independence from Sudan, South Sudan is entangled and paralysed from an escalating violence. 115 soldiers were reportedly killed after gun battles broke out across South Sudan’s capital Juba on its fifth independence anniversary.
India is planning evacuation of its nationals from South Sudan, which is witnessing escalated violence due to clashes between anti and pro government forces.
Bhupat Patel, an Indian resident in South Sudan, tweeted to Swaraj asking for help, saying that they are stuck in between heavy gunfire.
The United States demanded an immediate end to renewed fighting in the capital of South Sudan, ordering all non-essential personnel out of the troubled country.