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South Sudan president fires long-time army leader

In this Saturday, April 5, 2014 photo, Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, left, receives South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, right, at the Khartoum airport in Sudan. Al-Bashir met Saturday with Kiir to discuss bilateral relations in the wake of a bloody conflict in the south, the official state news agency reported. AP/Abd Raouf

A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military’s chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.

Posted: April 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Washington calls S. Sudan violence an ‘abomination’

In this image taken from video, dead bodies lie on the road near Bentiu, South Sudan, on Sunday, April 20, 2014. The United Nations' top humanitarian official in South Sudan, Toby Lanzer, told The Associated Press in a phone interview on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, that the ethnically targeted killings are "quite possibly a game-changer" for a conflict that has been raging since mid-December and that has exposed longstanding ethnic hostilities. There was also a disturbing echo of Rwanda, which is marking the 20th anniversary this month of its genocide that killed 1 million people. AP

The White House expressed horror at what it called the “abomination” of spiralling violence in South Sudan’s civil war, where rebels have been accused of massacring hundreds of civilians.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

‘Piles and piles’ of bodies in South Sudan slaughter

In this image taken from video people travel on the road near Bentiu South Sudan on Sunday April 20, 2014. AP

The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn’t safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then gunmen came and opened fire on everyone, young and old.

Posted: April 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

UN chief: 1 million South Sudanese may face famine

In this photo taken Saturday, April 5, 2014, 2014, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, right, waves at people kept back by a wire fence, as he walks surrounded by U.N. security personnel in a secured location in Bangui, Central African Republic. AP

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action.

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

UN food agency launches urgent appeal for South Sudan

In this Jan 12, 2014, file photo, a man carrying his belongings stands among the remains of buildings destroyed by the recent fighting, after government forces retook from rebel forces the provincial capital of Bentiu, in Unity State, South Sudan. The UN's food agency launched an urgent appeal Wednesday, Feb. 5, to raise $77 million (57 million euros) for South Sudan, threatened by a major food crisis as basic commodities run out.  AP PHOTO/MACKENZIE KNOWLES-COURSIN

The UN’s food agency launched an urgent appeal Wednesday to raise $77 million (57 million euros) for South Sudan, threatened by a major food crisis as basic commodities run out.

Posted: February 6th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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