South Sudan


South Sudan’s government and National Salvation Front (NAS) rebels agreed on Wednesday to a meeting between their military commanders, while falling short of committing to an existing ceasefire. Instead, the two groups meeting in Rome pledged to work “toward” the ceasefire signed in January, which has failed to bring calm to the war-torn region.


Starvation is being intentionally used as a war tactic in South Sudan’s brutal conflict, a UN-backed human rights panel said on Tuesday, releasing its latest report on the country.


Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) upheld on Thursday the detention of an alleged Sudanese militia leader charged with more than 50 crimes against humanity and war crimes in the Darfur conflict.


South Sudan has made no concrete steps toward national healing more than two years after the end of a civil war that killed nearly 400,000 people and sent more than 2 million people fleeing, a new United Nations report says.


Uganda has sent security troops to its north-west region where tensions are on the rise following deadly attacks on refugees by local people.

More than 10 South Sudanese refugees were killed, some of which were women and children, during clashes in the Madi-Okollo district last week. Additionally, 15 homes have been set aflame and another 26 have been looted and vandalized. This violence is in response to an alleged attack of a young Ugandan cattle herder. Locals have blamed refugees for the attack.