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South Sudan

S Sudan rivals agree peace deal

S Sudan rivals agree peace deal

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed a peace deal after a five-month conflict. The deal calls for an immediate truce and the formation of a transitional government ahead of the drafting of a new constitution and new elections. The conflict in the world's newest state has left thousands dead...

S Sudan rebels accuse army of breaking ceasefire deal

S Sudan rebels accuse army of breaking ceasefire deal

South Sudanese rebels says government forces had attacked their positions a day after the two sides signed a ceasefire deal, but the government denied the accusation. Thursday night's agreement in neighbouring Ethiopia allowed for a 24-hour window for the ceasefire to take effect, meaning any clashes would not be in violation of an accord which took almost three weeks to negotiate

Over 200 dead in S Sudan ferry capsize

Over 200 dead in S Sudan ferry capsize

More than 200 civilians in South Sudan have drowned in a Nile ferry accident while fleeing fighting in the town of Malakal, an army spokesman has said. He said women and children were among the victims in Sunday's disaster.

S Sudan general killed in ambush

S Sudan general killed in ambush

A South Sudanese army general has been killed in fighting outside the rebel-held town of Bor. A BBC correspondent with government troops said a convoy advancing on Bor came under heavy fire in an ambush.

Fear for South Sudan children

Fear for South Sudan children

Thousands of children are likely to have been separated from their families as a result of the latest violence in South Sudan, an aid agency warns

UN seeks to boost S Sudan force

UN seeks to boost S Sudan force

UN chief Ban Ki-moon urges the Security Council to add 5,500 UN troops to the 7,000-strong force in South Sudan, amid escalating fighting there

'Atmosphere of fear' in S Sudan

'Atmosphere of fear' in S Sudan

A UN official in South Sudan speaks of an atmosphere of fear and desperation as violence escalates

S Sudan rebels 'control key state'

S Sudan rebels 'control key state'

Former South Sudan Vice-President Riek Machar has said rebel troops have captured the key oil-producing state of Unity and control much of the country. The forces fighting the government were under Machar's command, he said.

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