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16 Mar 2017 description
report Al Jazeera

Murle bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia's Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children.

More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official.

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10 Aug 2016 description
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US tells the UN to approve African troops who will protect the capital's airport and other key facilities.

The United States has recommended that the United Nations Security Council authorise a force of 4,000 peacekeepers for South Sudan's capital Juba after a recent outbreak of violence.

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02 Feb 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Catherine Wambua-Soi

Al Jazeera speaks to opposition leader Riek Machar about ongoing efforts towards forming a national unity government.

Juba, South Sudan - Setting up a unity government in South Sudan has been further delayed, a setback in efforts to end a brutal conflict that has killed thousands of people over the past two years.

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04 Jan 2016 description
report Al Jazeera

Health workers struggle to contain a severe Malaria outbreak as it stretches supplies across the country.

Aweil, South Sudan - In a remote northwest corner of South Sudan, Theresa Ahok is in a hurry. The 35-year-old is from the village of Adiang and walked for an hour and a half before managing to flag down a truck to drive her and her sick son another hour to the hospital.

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21 Dec 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

Ellen Margrethe Loj discusses difficulty of UN mission as Security Council deploys another 1,100 troops to the country.

Al Jazeera spoke to Ellen Margrethe Loj - special representative of the UN secretary general and head of the peacekeeping mission in South Sudan - about the mission.

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15 Dec 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

The two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has left hundreds of thousands stranded beyond the reach of aid organisations.

Richard Nield | 15 Dec 2015 07:10 GMT

Aid organisations are unable to reach hundreds of thousands of people, and thousands more are at risk of starvation as civil war in South Sudan reaches the end of its second year, according to aid officials speaking to Al Jazeera.

05 Jun 2015 description
report Al Jazeera

The UN needs to do more to get children out of the South Sudan conflict.

South Sudan has been engaged in a civil war for 18 months now, with both sides using children to help fight their battles. As bad as it is for the world's newest country to descend into civil war, it's even worse to fight that war with children.

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04 Mar 2015 description
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Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.

Leer, South Sudan - The Thar Jath oilfield - just like civilians here - is caught in a deadly civil war and unable to thrive amid fierce fighting.

The oil site, located in northern South Sudan's Unity State, is only accessible from the main dirt road connecting rebel opposition-controlled Leer, to the current government-held area around the state capital, Bentiu.

22 Jul 2014 description
report Al Jazeera

Rebels and government forces in South Sudan use children as young as 12 to fight an increasingly brutal civil war.

Klaas van Dijken Last updated: 19 Jul 2014 08:25

Rubkona, South Sudan - These days, soldiers are the only people loitering around the market in this once-bustling oil town. They loaf about in plastic chairs, wander bored or drunk and lean against the skeletons of abandoned beds and buildings. Others ply the goods that now absent shopkeepers used to trade, although these wares are looted from former residents.

17 Dec 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

Observers say ethnic tensions at the heart of ongoing fighting that may determine fate of the country.

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30 Oct 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

River blindness is endemic in South Sudan, but treatment and education is being delivered to the most afflicted regions.

The problem started in Alison Samuel Morris' right eye. "Small dots" started blocking his field of vision. The size of the dots changed but they never really went away. He does not remember exactly how old he was when the dots appeared, although he knows he was in primary school and had to inch closer and closer to the blackboard to make out what the teacher had written.

28 Aug 2013 description
report Al Jazeera

About 40,000 southerners are stranded in the Sudanese capital as funds for them to go home have run out.

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17 Dec 2012 description
report Al Jazeera

As talks begin again, Sudan and South Sudan have struggled to implement a peace deal they signed in September.

Ongoing negotiations over the implementation of the stalled peace deal signed between Sudan and South Sudan in September have resumed once more in Addis Ababa with the two countries' ministers of defence meeting to discuss the question of security on the border.

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