South Sudan's army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed ceasefire with rebels in December, according to reports by monitors appointed by the country's East African neighbors on a five-year-old civil war.
KAMPALA South Sudanese troops raided the home of the exiled former army commander, relatives said on Friday, after his rival was named to command troops in his home region to counter any threats he might pose to the government.
KAMPALA South Sudan's president has given top jobs to three generals facing U.N. sanctions over alleged violations during a four-year-old civil war.
WASHINGTON D.C South Sudan has withdrawn troops and armoured vehicles surrounding the former army chief's house, a military spokesman said Sunday, ending a weeklong standoff that raised fears of clashes in the war-torn country's capital.
KAMPALA As fresh fighting looms in South Sudan with the onset of the dry season, there is little chance of peace talks to end a war that has already killed tens of thousands of people and created Africa's largest refugee crisis, diplomats and analysts said.
PALORINYA, Uganda Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.
MOYO, Uganda A South Sudanese military commander said he had defected with more than 200 soldiers to the country's largest rebel group, amid a showdown between President Salva Kiir and his former military chief.
KAMPALA Foreign victims of an attack on aid workers in South Sudan began giving testimony via video link from the United States on Wednesday in the trial of government soldiers accused of murder and gang rape.
KAMPALA South Sudanese rebel groups fought each other this week in a strategic area near the Ugandan border leaving at least three dead, rebels said.
KAMPALA South Sudanese opposition groups tried to forge a united front on Monday ahead of an expected resumption of peace talks, in the first such meeting since the start of their country's civil war nearly four years ago, attendees told Reuters.