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.
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.
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.
Dec 27, 2013 — The government says the former vice president is mobilizing an army of youth to seize key cities in the newly independent nation. The United Nations is not sure it can protect the thousands of people staying at its compound who have been displaced by recent ethnic fighting.
Dec 24, 2013 — Hundreds of people have already been killed and thousands more have fled their homes. The power struggle that's underway has raised fears of a retreat into tribalism and the outbreak of a full-fledged war.
Dec 23, 2013 — The Pentagon says it's sending the Marines for a possible mission to evacuate Americans inside South Sudan, where political and ethnic violence has claimed hundreds of lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless.
Dec 22, 2013 — So far about 380 American officials and private citizens and 300 foreign nationals have been airlifted from the country.
Aug 21, 2013 — In the desperately poor country, some 60,000 informal miners are working by hand to unearth an estimated $660 million worth of gold each year. The government is hoping to lure international mining companies to carry out the search on an industrial scale.
Aug 24, 2012 — More than 100,000 people have fled to refugee camps in South Sudan to escape fighting in Sudan and find food. Heavy rains have depleted supplies and raised mortality rates above emergency levels. The United Nations has launched emergency airdrops of food to help the refugees.
Apr 29, 2012 — Sudan has declared a state of emergency as tensions mount along the disputed border it shares with its new neighbor, South Sudan. Are the two nations headed for war?