A group of armed Misseriya are accused of killing 32 villagers outside of the disputed territory of Abyei, including 9 children on January 22
U.N. agencies say tens of thousands in parts of South Sudan face catastrophic levels of food insecurity and warn that, without urgent action, famine could hit the young nation.
Nyabuoy Gatbel pushes the limits of what is socially acceptable in South Sudan, in her first book of poetry, The Fire Within.
Asia's youngest nation, Timor-Leste, releases $80,000 to build a school in Jonglei state, while Japan collaborates with South Sudanese officials in Juba to clean up a million-dollar road that is clogged with trash.
Lawyers voted in favor of stopping work for a day after security forces disrupted elections for South Sudan Bar Association officials.
Editor in chief of the Nation Mirror says the print run was seized and newspaper ordered to close over alleged 'anti-government' articles
Guor Mading Maker ran under the Olympic flag at the London Games in 2012 but says the South Sudan federation has suspended him over a training stipend.
Both sides blame the other for starting the latest fighting, as the conflict in South Sudan goes into a second year.
Army spokesman Philip Aguer denies the accusations, saying the rebels are trying to divert attention away from atrocities they have committed.
U.N. officials dismiss a report in a Kenyan newspaper over the weekend that the U.N. plans to place South Sudan under U.N. trusteeship if IGAD-led peace talks don't bring results soon.
Women who admit to having the virus that causes AIDS are often fired from their jobs and thrown out of the family home, an activist says.
African Union lead mediator Thabo Mbeki says he expects the talks between Khartoum and fighters from Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile will resume before the end of this month.
Both sides are blaming the other for the fighting, which took place near the state capital, Malakal.
SPLA soldiers reportedly ran amok after one of their colleagues was shot and killed during a night patrol.
Opponents of the draft national security bill say it would give excessive power to security operatives, while supporters say it would make South Sudan safer.
The family of reporter George Livio says they have not heard from him since he was detained last month.
The opposition says it would welcome any investigations and would not protect anyone on its side who is found to have committed the atrocities documented in the report.
The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) says it knows of at least 10 reporters, and "probably many more", who have been threatened or harassed over their reporting during the eight-month conflict in the country.
Opposition negotiators come under fire as they boycott Day 2 of the slow-moving talks in Addis Ababa.
Warring sides again trade accusations over who started the latest fighting in Jonglei state, one of the hot-spots of the seven-month-old conflict.