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At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash
At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash

At least 36 people were killed when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after take-off from South Sudan's capital Juba.

At least 36 dead in S.Sudan air crash
Almost 7 million need aid in Sudan: UN
Almost 7 million need aid in Sudan: UN

Worsening conflict in Darfur and an influx of people fleeing war in South Sudan helped push to almost seven million the number needing aid in Sudan, the UN said.

Almost 7 million need aid in Sudan: UN
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty
US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty

US Secretary of State John Kerry criticized Sudan on Thursday for sentencing a Christian woman to hang for apostasy, urging Khartoum to repeal its laws banning Muslims from converting.

US condemns Sudan over Christian woman's death penalty
Nauru applies for IMF membership
Nauru applies for IMF membership

The tiny Pacific island nation of Nauru has officially lodged an application for entry to the International Monetary Fund, the global financial body said.

Nauru applies for IMF membership
UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace
UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon flew into South Sudan Tuesday to demand an end to a brutal four-month-old civil war that has sparked dire warnings of genocide and famine.

UN chief lands in war-torn South Sudan to push for peace
Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war
Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war

US Secretary of State John Kerry left late Tuesday on his first major tour of Africa focused on some of the continent's most brutal wars including the bloodshed in South Sudan.

Kerry heads on Africa tour amid fears over S. Sudan war
UN 'outrage' over South Sudan base attack
UN 'outrage' over South Sudan base attack

The United Nations Security Council expressed "outrage" Friday and demanded the South Sudan government prevent attacks on its bases and civilians in the war-torn country after dozens of people were killed.

UN 'outrage' over South Sudan base attack
50,000 children could die in months in S.Sudan: UNICEF
50,000 children could die in months in S.Sudan: UNICEF

Conflict in South Sudan has triggered a serious risk of famine that will kill up to 50,000 children within months if immediate action is not taken, the UN warned.

50,000 children could die in months in S.Sudan: UNICEF
South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN
South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN

War-torn South Sudan is in a "spiralling humanitarian crisis", the UN warned Monday, as top aid chiefs visited the young nation, where more than a million people have fled months of conflict.

South Sudan war displaced in 'acute' need: UN
Ethiopia's Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn. ©Reuters/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah
C.Africa, S.Sudan dominate continental summit

Conflict in Central African Republic and South Sudan dominated the agenda as Africa's leaders gathered Thursday for a two-day summit of the continental bloc in Ethiopia.

C.Africa, S.Sudan dominate continental summit
South Sudan to try rebel leaders, risking ceasefire
South Sudan to try rebel leaders, risking ceasefire

South Sudan released seven rebel detainees Thursday but vowed to put on trial key leaders accused of launching weeks of fighting, a move likely to threaten a fragile ceasefire.

South Sudan to try rebel leaders, risking ceasefire
S.Sudan government says poised to retake key town
S.Sudan government says poised to retake key town

South Sudan's government said it was poised to recapture a key town from rebel forces, as peace talks being held in neighbouring Ethiopia appeared to be making slow progress.

S.Sudan government says poised to retake key town
South Sudan warring parties set for direct peace talks
South Sudan warring parties set for direct peace talks

South Sudan's warring parties were set to begin direct talks Saturday in a bid to end the conflict pushing the world's youngest nation towards civil war as fighting intensified for control of a key oil town.

South Sudan warring parties set for direct peace talks
South Sudan rebels threaten key town: army
South Sudan rebels threaten key town: army

Rebels in violence-wracked South Sudan sought to take back control Monday of a key town they were forced from last week, the army said, vowing to defeat the militia.

South Sudan rebels threaten key town: army
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UN reinforcements start arriving in S.Sudan

The first UN peacekeeping reinforcements arrived Friday in South Sudan, where the government is said to have agreed an immediate ceasefire after nearly two weeks of heavy fighting with rebels.

UN reinforcements start arriving in S.Sudan
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital
Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital

The Red Cross said Thursday it had recovered some 40 bodies on the streets of Bangui as the United States expressed alarm at the latest eruption of fighting in the Central African Republic.

Red Cross recovers dozens of bodies in C. Africa capital
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Oil prices up on escalating South Sudan violence

Crude edged higher in Asian trade Thursday on supply concerns following escalating violence in oil-producer South Sudan, but gains were capped as dealers sat on the sidelines awaiting fresh leads after the festive season.

Oil prices up on escalating South Sudan violence
SPLA soldiers. ©Reuters/Goran Tomasevic
'Thousands' killed as South Sudan slides towards civil war

Thousands of South Sudanese have been killed in over a week of violence with reports of bodies piled in mass graves, the UN said Tuesday, as the Security Council agreed to nearly double its peacekeepers in the young nation threatening to slide into civil war.

'Thousands' killed as South Sudan slides towards civil war
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US 'disappointed' by Sudan order to shut pipline

The United States said Monday an order by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to shut down an oil pipeline carrying South Sudanese crude was "deeply disappointing".

US 'disappointed' by Sudan order to shut pipline
Sudan freezes oil and security deals with South
Sudan freezes oil and security deals with South

Sudan on Sunday put on hold nine security and economic pacts with South Sudan, including on vital oil shipments, but said Khartoum remained committed to good relations if Juba ended support for rebels.

Sudan freezes oil and security deals with South