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At least 12 killed, 15 children missing in South Sudan attack

Juba, South Sudan Reuters Youths attacked a village in eastern South Sudan and shot dead at least 12 people while 15 children are missing, officials said on Tuesday, as local conflicts continued to increase ahead of elections late this year. A civil war from 2013-18 caused hundreds of thousands of deaths and although the main […]

New flare-up of local violence in South Sudan kills 15

Juba, South Sudan Reuters Young men shot dead 15 people in South Sudan’s eastern Pibor region, including a county commissioner, a senior official said on Wednesday, amid a rise in local conflict ahead of a national election due at the end of the year. A civil war that erupted two years after the country won […]

About 40 killed in violence near disputed Sudan-South Sudan border

Juba, South Sudan Reuters About 40 people, many of them civilians, have been killed in violence in a disputed area on South Sudan’s border with Sudan over the weekend, a government official said on Monday. Frequent clashes have taken place in Abyei region between rival factions of the Dinka ethnic group because of a dispute […]

Violence in disputed Sudan-South Sudan border area kills 54

Juba, South Sudan Reuters More than 50 people including women, children and two UN peacekeepers were killed in attacks along South Sudan’s border with Sudan, officials said, the deadliest in a spate of incidents since 2021 related to a boundary dispute. Armed young men from South Sudan’s Warrap State carried out the raids into the […]

Agencies consider new aid route into Sudan as humanitarian crisis worsens

Reuters Aid agencies are looking at delivering aid to Sudan on a new route from South Sudan as they struggle to access much of the country, a senior UN official said on Monday, nine months into a war that has caused a major humanitarian crisis.  The war between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support […]

Six killed in disputed region bordering Sudan, South Sudan

Juba, South Sudan Reuters Six people including a senior local administrator were killed in an ambush by armed men in the Abyei region claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan, local officials said. The oil-rich region experiences frequent bouts of violence, where rival factions of the Dinka ethnic group – Twic Dinka from South Sudan’s […]

Ethnic fighting kills 32 in disputed region straddling Sudan, South Sudan

Juba, South SudanReuters Attacks by rival factions of the Dinka ethnic group in an area claimed by both Sudan and South Sudan killed at least 32 people over the weekend, a local official said on Monday. Deadly violence is common in the oil-rich Abyei region, where Twic Dinka from South Sudan’s neighbouring Warrap State are […]

Pope Francis cements legacy, stamps Catholic Church future with new cardinals

Pope Francis blesses new Cardinal Grzegorz Rys, during a consistory ceremony to elevate Roman Catholic prelates to the rank of cardinal, in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, on 30th September, 2023

Vatican CityReuters Pope Francis on Saturday further cemented his legacy, elevating 21 prelates to the high rank of cardinal and significantly raising the percentage of electors chosen by him who will have the right to vote for his successor. At a ceremony in St Peter’s Square known as a consistory, Francis “created” 21 new cardinals, […]

Cardinal Parolin brings Pope Francis’ message for peace to South Sudan

Pope Francis delivers his speech as he meets with priests, deacons, consecrated people and seminarians at the Cathedral of Saint Theresa in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday, 4th February, 2023.

Vatican CityRNS Pope Francis’ number two official at the Vatican, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, visited the African nation of South Sudan on Monday to promote the pontiff’s peace efforts in a country that has been embroiled in a bloody civil war. Parolin landed in the capital of Juba, where he met with President Salva Kiir and […]