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South Sudan Violence: Kerry Meets With African Ministers To Discuss Prevention Of Civil War

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and counterparts from six African nations met in Nairobi on Monday to discuss ways to prevent South Sudan from sliding back into civil war.

August 22, 2016

South Sudan Ceasefire Crumbles As Battles Rage In Oil-State

Juba (AFP) – Forces in South Sudan on Thursday fought fierce battles and traded blame for breaking a ceasefire as the civil war entered its sixth month amid warnings of famine if bloodshed continues. Both sides reported heavy fighting in the key oil-producing state of Upper Nile, which now pumps almost all of South Sudan’s […]

May 15, 2014

U.N. Condemns Ethnic Killings In South Sudan Oil Town

By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — The United Nations on Monday condemned ethnic killings by South Sudan rebels that left hundreds of people dead last week after the fall of an oil town to the opposition forces. The world body said the killings took place in Bentiu, the hub of the country’s main […]

April 21, 2014

Fighting Rages In South Sudan Oil Regions

Juba (AFP) – Heavy fighting between government forces and rebels was raging Thursday in South Sudan’s key oil-producing north, officials said, as neighboring Kenya and Ethiopia stepped up efforts to broker an end to the civil war. Army spokesman Philip Aguer said troops loyal to President Salva Kiir were battling forces allied to former vice […]

December 26, 2013

U.S. Forces Prepare Possible New South Sudan Evacuations

Washington (AFP) – The U.S. military is redeploying aircraft and other forces in the Horn of Africa to prepare for possible further evacuations of Americans from South Sudan, the Pentagon said Monday. “The secretary of defense has been following this situation very closely,” spokesman Colonel Steven Warren told reporters. “We are re-positioning our forces in […]

December 23, 2013

U.S. Ups Pressure In South Sudan, But No Military Role Likely

Washington (AFP) – The United States — a key backer of South Sudan’s 2011 independence — is increasing diplomatic pressure amid an intensifying conflict there but will not consider military intervention, experts said. Analysts do not expect Washington to launch a massive military campaign, despite President Barack Obama’s decision to send nearly 100 troops to […]

December 23, 2013