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South Sudan rebels say raid jail, capture town on Ugandan border

JUBA South Sudanese rebels said they had taken control of a town on the Ugandan border and killed 14 soldiers in the fighting, an account dismissed on Tuesday as "ridiculous and unfounded" by the government.

27 Mar 2017

South Sudan rebels blame government for killings of aid workers

JUBA Rebels said on Monday the South Sudan government should be held responsible for the killing of six aid workers, the deadliest single assault on humanitarian staff in a three-year-old civil war.

21 Mar 2017

South Sudan says will boost security in oilfields after kidnappings

PALOCH OILFIELD, South Sudan South Sudan promised to increase security at oil installations on Tuesday, days after rebels kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national in an effort to force foreign companies to leave the country.

20 Mar 2017

Plane crashes in South Sudan, injuring four people - official

JUBA At least four passengers were injured in South Sudan on Monday after bad weather caused their plane to crash into a fire truck upon landing, bursting into flame and plumes of thick black smoke, an official said.

20 Mar 2017

South Sudan rebels say seize four oil workers, demand firm's exit

JUBA South Sudanese rebels said on Monday they had kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national, in a bid to force their Chinese and Malaysian consortium to leave the country.

16 Mar 2017

Gunmen attack aid convoy in South Sudan, killing two: IOM

JUBA Gunmen have attacked an aid convoy in famine-hit South Sudan, killing two people and wounding three, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Thursday.

14 Mar 2017

South Sudan aid group says detained workers released

JUBA Eight local staff with a U.S. aid group in South Sudan were released safely on Tuesday after being detained by armed men, the agency said, calming fears that such workers could become a new target in the famine-hit nation's civil war.

13 Mar 2017

South Sudan rebels kidnap eight local aid workers - military

JUBA South Sudanese rebels have kidnapped eight locals working for a U.S. charity and are demanding aid deliveries as ransom, a military spokesman said on Monday, as food in the famine-hit nation looks increasingly likely to become a weapon of war.

10 Mar 2017

South Sudan's Kiir says he has pardoned two jailed generals

JUBA South Sudan's President Salva Kiir said on Friday he had pardoned two senior government officials and promised to release other political prisoners, as his rule faces surging resistance, warfare and famine.

09 Mar 2017

Famine-hit South Sudan to charge up to $10,000 for foreign work permits

JUBA War-ravaged South Sudan has hiked work permit fees 100-fold for foreign aid workers to $10,000, officials said, despite suffering from famine.

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