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South Sudan

May 11, 2014 — Two days after signing an agreement to halt fighting, there was conflict in the town of Bentiu. The rebels and the government blamed each other for reneging on the pact.
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May 10, 2014 — The pact calls for the "immediate cessation of hostilities." The world's youngest country has been roiled by ethnic violence since December. Thousands have been killed and 1.3 million are displaced.
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May 6, 2014 — The perennially undermanned U.N. "blue helmet" peacekeepers could get a boost from a contingent drawn from neighboring countries.
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Apr 23, 2014 — The U.N. reports that hundreds of civilians were hunted down and killed. NPR's Gregory Warner explains the roots of the conflict in a nation that's not yet 3 years old.
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Apr 21, 2014 — The U.N. Mission in South Sudan says it has confirmed the killings of more than 400 people who were singled out for their ethnicity after rebels seized the oil hub of Bentiu.
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Jan 23, 2014 — The agreement is aimed at ending five weeks of bloodshed that has claimed more than 10,000 lives. It is hoped the deal is a first step toward a broader peace agreement in the world's newest country.
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Jan 14, 2014 — At least 200 refugees, mostly women and children, have died in the ferry accident near the northern city of Malakal.
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Jan 2, 2014 — The talks in Ethiopia will focus on a cease-fire, as well as political prisoners and the 2015 presidential elections. But the fighting in the world's newest country continued even as delegates gathered.
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Dec 31, 2013 — The conflict pits the country's president against his former vice president, who is accused of plotting a coup. But the violence in the oil-rich nation also has tribal and ethnic dimensions that threaten the world's newest country.
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Dec 28, 2013 — A senior official in South Sudan said Saturday that government troops will attack the main rebel stronghold if the rebels turn down a proposed cease-fire. The government had offered a truce on Friday to end two weeks of ethnic violence that has killed more than a thousand people.
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