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29 Sep 2015 description

The African Union (AU) says a special court will be set up to try war crimes suspects in South Sudan, which has been hit by a brutal conflict since 2013

The move is aimed at promoting an "African solution" to the conflict in the world's youngest state, which became independent in 2011, it said.

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10 Jul 2014 description

By James Copnall
BBC South Sudan analyst

At night, the glow from the lights of the oil installations in Paloich cuts through many miles of undeveloped South Sudanese countryside.

During the day, the gleaming pipes and hard edges of modern technology stand in stark contrast to the simple huts of the nearby villages.

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24 Jan 2014 description

By Mark Lowen

They have a youthful, confident swagger, ammunition belts draped around their necks, roaring into town in their open pick-up truck. "The White Army", as they are known, calls the shots here.

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17 Aug 2012 description

People are dying in large numbers in a refugee camp in South Sudan, Medecins Sans Frontieres has warned.

The medical charity says as many as four young children die at the Batil camp every day - twice the established emergency threshold.

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02 Jun 2012 description

Up to 4,000 people are fleeing into South Sudan every day to escape fighting in Sudan's Blue Nile province, according to medical charity Medecins sans Frontieres.

MSF told the BBC that about 30,000 people were now in makeshift shelters just inside South Sudan.

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18 Apr 2012 description

By James Copnall

BBC News, Talodi, South Kordofan

As Sudan and South Sudan slip ever close towards all out conflict, a related Sudanese civil war is intensifying - and, indeed, fuelling the international fighting.

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09 Mar 2012 description

Largely hidden from the world's media, a conflict is raging in the border area between Sudan and the new nation of South Sudan. The BBC's Martin Plaut reports from the border on the plight of the thousands who have fled their homes and the rebels' motives.

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07 Sep 2011 description

The new state of South Sudan could be dragged into conflict in Sudan's South Kordofan and Blue Nile regions, the US special envoy to Sudan has warned.

Princeton Lyman told the BBC the South should resist the temptation to become involved in the violence.

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11 Jul 2011 description

The UK charity appeal to help people affected by severe drought in the Horn of Africa has so far raised £9m.

A group of UK aid agencies launched the fund-raising appeal with a series of TV and radio broadcasts on Friday.

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