December 31, 2013
The alleged abuses include extra-judicial killings of civilians and captured soldiers, massive displacements and arbitrary detentions, often on ethnic grounds, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan says.
Areas in three states controlled by fighters loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar are being heavily bombarded and clashes are continuing in oil-producing Unity state even as delegates start to arrive in Addis Ababa for peace talks.
Peace efforts ramp up to quell month-long conflict as South Sudan rebels claim military victory in key town of Bor
Tuesday's clashes in Bor follow renewed calls by the United Nations and African Union for an immediate end to the violence
December 30, 2013
Hours after President Museveni's ultimatum, rebels and the feared 'White Army' militia clashed against government troops just outside Bor
A third of the displaced have sought refuge at U.N. facilities, mainly in the capital Juba and Malakal, the main city in oil-rich Upper Nile state.
General who defected from the South Sudan army and pledged loyalty to former Vice President Riek Machar says JEM rebels have crossed into Unity state.
UN mission in South Sudan expresses extreme concern about reports of large numbers of armed youth advancing toward Bor
December 29, 2013
Reports say thousands of armed youth loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar are preparing an attack on central town of Bor
25,000-strong force of 'White Army' - made up largely of ethnic Nuer youths who dust their bodies with ash - marching on town of Bor, recaptured by loyalist forces last Tuesday, army spokesman says
December 28, 2013
Military spokesman Philip Aguer says Machar is mobilizing the so called 'White Army' youth to launch an attack on central town
Information Minister Michael Makuei says government troops on Saturday morning pushed rebels out of the town of Mayom in Unity State and are ready to advance the 90 km to Bentiu
December 27, 2013
Doctors Without Borders says it has treated scores of people for gunshot wounds and the United Nations says 12,000 people are sheltering at its base in Malakal, capital of oil-rich Upper Nile state.
Even in towns unaffected by fighting, supplies are running short and prices are spiking.
Foreign ministry spokesman says government's ceasefire will begin immediately and VP Machar, the leader of the rebellion, has three days to respond to ceasefire call
December 26, 2013
But the backers of ex-Vice President Riek Machar insist that 11 political leaders who were detained when the unrest began be released before talks begin.
Production is shut down in Unity state as foreign workers, who are key to the industry in South Sudan, flee violence that is raking the country.
December 25, 2013
Alleged coup attempt, ensuing violence expose animosity between Dinka and Nuer - country’s two main ethnic groups
The U.N. Secretary General assures the South Sudanese that the United Nations is working to stop the fighting that the U.N. says has likely killed thousands.
An army spokesman says the SPLA is fighting to retake the capitals of two oil-producing states, a day after recapturing Bor in Jonglei state.
December 24, 2013
Army official says clashes between rebels, government loyalists continues in Malakal, capital of oil-rich Upper Nile State
In message, released in Dinka and Nuer, president calls on South Sudan's leaders to show courage and commitment to end violence that has claimed hundreds of lives
Many children have been separated from their families since fighting broke out on Dec. 16 in Juba, and women are vulnerable in overcrowded camps set up for displaced.
Government says its forces have reclaimed Bor, capital of Jonglei state; UN Security Council approves resolution to send more peacekeepers
December 23, 2013
As members of Nuer, Dinka ethnic groups brutally target each other, US takes precaution of repositioning troops in region in event they are needed
The United States says it may take further steps in South Sudan to ensure the safety of Americans as the U.N. evacuates non-essential staff.
Army spokesman says military was being deployed to Bor, capital of Jonglei state, which was seized by forces under control of rebel commander last week
December 21, 2013
In a statement Saturday, AU describes the killing of United Nations peacekeepers and civilians at a UN camp as a war crime
Mission to rescue Americans from city of Bor was aborted and all three planes diverted to neighboring Uganda
December 20, 2013
The tense incident comes a day after two U.N. peacekeepers and 11 South Sudanese civilians were killed when armed youths attacked a U.N. base in Akobo, in Jonglei state.
Uganda has said it is worried by this week's fighting, which could plunge the new nation into ethnic conflict
UN Security Council's president says about 14,000 civilians have taken shelter at a UN base that is now surrounded by up to 3,000 armed men
December 19, 2013
The U.N. Deputy Secretary General says there are reports of fatalities in the attack on its operating base in Akobo, in eastern Jonglei state.
December 18, 2013
Juba is relatively calm, but clashes in Jonglei state trigger panic. The U.N. reports that it is providing food and shelter to tens of thousands of civilians who have sought shelter at its facilities.
UN mission says more than 1,000 civilians have sought shelter at its compound in Bor, about 150 kilometers north of Juba
December 17, 2013
The government says it expects the fighting will end soon but residents continue to flee the violence, seeking shelter at U.N. compounds and in villages outside the city.
December 16, 2013
The United States is keeping an eye on the situation in Juba, but refuses to call the unrest that rocked the city an attempted coup.
Officials blame the overnight unrest on an attempted coup by forces loyal to former vice president Riek Machar.
December 12, 2013
Another newspaper editor says his entire print-run was seized over an article critical of President Salva Kiir, but the government refuses to comment.
December 10, 2013
The response of the scores of foreign companies that attended the conference was positive, with some 50 companies taking concrete steps to do business in South Sudan.
December 06, 2013
President Salva Kiir calls for three days of mourning for the South African giant, who died Thursday at the age of 95.
December 05, 2013
President Salva Kiir declares the country open for business, while US and UN officials call for more investor protection and business-friendly laws
December 03, 2013
Many honeymooners head for a sandy beach in the Caribbean, but not Australian newlyweds Matthew and Emily Albert
December 02, 2013
The stigma attached to the disease keeps many South Sudanese from getting tested or seeking treatment.