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.
Justice Minister Paulino Wanawilla proposes changing the constitution to increase the number of states from 10 to 28, and to allow President Salva Kiir to appoint the governors and lawmakers of the new states.
Legal experts and opposition politicians say President Salva Kiir flouted the law when he decreed that the young nation will, as of November 1, 2015, comprise of 28 states instead of the current 10.
Officials say the death toll in the fuel tanker disaster near Maridi, in Western Equatoria state, has topped 200.
IGAD announced the delay in a short email, citing logistical problems and the fact that it has not received the names of participants, South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei says.
Among items that will be discussed at the workshop is a proposal,which the government has objected to, to redeploy all forces that are currently in Juba to at least 25 kilometers outside the capital.
The government says the statement President Kiir made one week ago was taken out of context and was not meant as a threat against reporters.
Government officials also say they are recalling their negotiating team from Addis Ababa, but lead negotiator Nhial Deng Nhial says he and his team are still at the talks and working towards reaching a peace deal.
Human Rights Watch says it has documented about 60 unlawful killings of men, women, and children, including elderly, as well as 63 rapes and gang rapes
A member of parliament who has not left South Sudan says he and his colleagues often have other duties"outside their constituencies.
In a speech to lawmakers, President Salva Kiir vows to end South Sudan's 19-month conflict 'sooner rather than later'
Emillio Igga, chief administrator of the area that includes Nimule, blames rebels under command of Major General Martin Kenyi for Sunday's violence
The government and rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar blame each other as fighting flares in Western Equatoria state and escalates in Unity and Upper Nile.
A witness to the shooting says a South Sudan army soldier opened fire after being denied entry to the U.N. camp for displaced persons in Malakal.
South Sudan's petroleum minister dismisses reports that 400 Chinese oil workers were pulled out of the strategic oil-processing center at Palouch, insisting operations there are proceeding normally.
At an event to mark World Press Freedom Day, Information Minister Michael Makuei says journalists could be taken to court and jailed for erroneous reporting.
Lawmakers in Jonglei state want their terms, and the tenure of the state's caretaker governor, to be extended by three years.
The would-be alleged attacker who was arrested is a private in South Sudan's army, and has been handed over to commanding officers in Bor.
The leader of a small opposition party in South Sudan says he was blindfolded, bound and beaten during his week in captivity.
Consumers say they are digging deeper and deeper into their pockets to pay for everyday foods like bread, and getting less for their money.