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Stories with place: Southern Sudan
  • new storySouth Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 3:20 pm

    KAMPALA, Uganda - A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa's lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer's biggest tournament.

  • South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 11:39 am

    KAMPALA, Uganda - The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South Sudan after its office was looted and its aid workers threatened.

  • S. Sudan president, rebel leader trade blame for fighting 
    Updated: Sep-29-15 2:38 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - South Sudan's president and rebel leader on Tuesday blamed each other for breaking the country's cease-fire, although President Salva Kiir told a high-level U.N. meeting that his commitment to the peace deal is "unwavering."

  • Britain to send troops for Somalia, South Sudan peacekeeping 
    Updated: Sep-28-15 10:07 am

    LONDON - Britain's prime minister says more than 300 British troops will be deployed to South Sudan and Somalia as part of peacekeeping efforts to counter Islamic militants.

  • In South Sudan a fragile peace allows food deliveries story has photos
    Updated: Sep-26-15 12:29 pm

    KOCH, South Sudan - Sarah Nyanchar fled her home in South Sudan's war-torn Unity state months ago, but with fighting continuing despite a peace deal signed last month she still doesn't feel safe enough to return and begin rebuilding her life.

  • UN: Global food needs are outstripping donor generosity 
    Updated: Sep-22-15 6:04 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The head of the U.N. food agency said Tuesday the overwhelming humanitarian needs in crises from Syria, Yemen and Iraq to South Sudan and Africa's Sahel region are outstripping the generosity of donors, and it is seeking new sources of money.

  • Death toll rises to 183 in South Sudan fuel tanker explosion 
    Updated: Sep-18-15 3:36 pm

    MARIDI, South Sudan - The death toll from a fuel tanker explosion in a rural South Sudanese state reached 183 on Friday, a regional official said, as medical staff and volunteers struggled to keep up with the influx of severely burned patients.

  • Mediator: South Sudan's factions have violated ceasefire 
    Updated: Sep-17-15 8:32 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - The regional bloc that mediated South Sudan's peace agreement says both sides have violated the deal signed last month.

  • South Sudan: Aid workers say they are increasingly targeted 
    Updated: Sep-16-15 7:13 am

    JUBA, South Sudan - Aid workers in South Sudan are being attacked with greater frequency, a consortium of aid groups here said Wednesday.

  • Russia opposes sanctions on rival South Sudan generals 
    Updated: Sep-15-15 7:53 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Tuesday it opposes new sanctions sought by the United States against a South Sudan army chief and a former army general who is now a rebel commander for continuing to fuel conflict in the world's newest nation.

  • Ugandan leader says Somali rebels may be holding his troops story has photos
    Updated: Sep-12-15 12:20 am

    TOKYO - The leader of Uganda conceded Saturday that Islamic extremists in Somalia may have taken some of his country's troops as prisoners, and blamed his own commanders for being "asleep" in allowing a recent attack on an African Union base.