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  • UN to focus on protecting civilians in South Sudan

    The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to change the mandate of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in conflict-torn South Sudan to focus on the protection of civilians, following months of fighting, instead of on nation building.


  • Catholic religious in South Sudan plead for peace

    The Catholic religious congregations of South Sudan have urged their countrymen to reject violence, calling on the country’s leaders to honor the terms of a recent peace agreement.


  • South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, left, and rebel leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands and pray before signing an agreement of the cease-fire of the conflict in South Sudan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,  Friday, May 9, 2014. The South Sudan's president has reached a cease-fire agreement with the rebel leader, an African regional bloc said Friday, after a vicious cycle of revenge killings drew international alarm. (AP Photo/Elias Asmare)

    South Sudan peace deal hailed, but will it hold?

    South Sudan's top U.N. aid official on Saturday hailed a new peace deal and called for food aid to flow to counter the risk of mass hunger. A military spokesman said a cease-fire would take hold, but wary skepticism remained: This is the conflict's second peace deal.


  • Pope decries escalating violence in South Sudan

    In a letter sent to the archbishop of the South Sudanese capital Juba, Pope Francis urged the nation's citizens to find a peaceful solution to conflicts and to seek the common good over personal interests.


  • Wounded South Sudan rebels fear hospital

    Satine Riek remembers the sting as the bullet pierced his leg. The 26-year-old soldier, who recently defected from South Sudan's army, was shot last month when government troops recaptured the town of Bor.


  • In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, displaced people walk to find an unoccupied patch of ground where they can rest after arriving by river barge from Bor, some of the thousands who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, in the town of Awerial, South Sudan. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    S Sudan peace talks delayed; need for agenda cited

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Peace talks between warring parties in South Sudan scheduled to be held in Ethiopia were delayed Saturday because the sides haven't yet agreed upon an agenda, an official said.


  • Local residents tend to their livestock in the town of Awerial which has received a sudden influx of thousands of displaced people who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, in South Sudan Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far". (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    US 'Lost Boy' among many fleeing S Sudan violence

    AWERIAL, South Sudan (AP) — Phillip Madol once studied in America as one of Sudan's "Lost Boys" who fled bloodshed and famine. This week he was again caught up in a war as he helped his family flee a town that rebels had overrun in South Sudan.


  • Atem Apieth, 6, who received a gunshot wound to his shoulder during the recent fighting in Bor and managed to travel for treatment to the capital by boat, sits on his hospital bed at the Juba Military Hospital in Juba, South Sudan Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013. A spokesman for South Sudan's military says fighting continues in the oil-producing Unity state despite ongoing efforts by regional leaders to get both sides to agree to an immediate cease-fire. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

    South Sudan: 'White Army' militia marches to fight

    Twenty-five thousand young men who make up a tribal militia known as the "White Army" are marching toward a contested state capital in South Sudan, an official said Saturday, dimming hopes for a cease-fire.


  • In this photo released by the Kenyan Presidential Press Service, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, left, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir, center, and Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta, right, pose for a photos before their meeting at State House in Juba, South Sudan, Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013. The leaders of Kenya and Ethiopia arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try and mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country. (AP Photo/Kenyan Presidential Press Service)

    African leaders in South Sudan for peace talks

    African leaders arrived in South Sudan on Thursday to try to mediate between the country's president and the political rivals he accuses of attempting a coup that the government insists sparked violence threatening to destroy the world's newest country.


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