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    1. South Sudan's government said Sunday it was investigating United Nations allegations that its troops raped then burnt girls alive inside their homes during recent fighting in the country's civil war. In a report released on Tuesday, rights investigators from the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said the 18-month-old war had seen "new brutality and intensity", including gang rape, torture and ...

    2. A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo's chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan. Sitting in his spotless hospital room, his voice still hoarse after his five-hour surgery on June 16, Reynaldo said he was on the mend. Reynaldo, the son of impoverished farmers, dropped out of ...

    3. Sudan: Respecting Local Customs

      Strategy PageJul 06 02:48 AM

      July 6, 2015: In South Sudan the civil war continues with neither side making any decisive moves. Peace negotiations are deadlocked but at least both sides are willing to talk. Most of the fighting is raiding and ambushes.

    4. South Sudan promises atrocity probe

      AFP via Yahoo! India NewsJul 05 07:37 AM

      South Sudan's government said Sunday it was investigating United Nations allegations that its troops raped then burnt girls alive inside their homes during recent fighting in the country's civil war. In a report released on Tuesday, rights investigators from the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said the 18-month-old war had seen "new brutality and intensity", including gang rape, torture and ...

    5. US slaps sanctions on two South Sudan commanders

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 09:07 AM

      The United States leveled sanctions on Thursday against two military commanders from South Sudan, saying they are fueling the country's 18-month-old civil war. The US sanctions came a day after the United Nations imposed sanctions on Jok Riak, Gatwech Dual and four other commanders in the conflict in the world's newest country.

    6. UN sends mission to 'assess' South Sudan atrocities

      AFP via Yahoo! NewsJul 02 08:32 AM

      The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday decided to send monitors to conflict-ravaged South Sudan amid allegations of horrific abuses, including soldiers allegedly gang raping young girls and burning them alive. The resolution recounts a long line of violations, including targeted killing of civilians, mass displacement, sexual violence and the use of child soldiers. South Sudan's civil war began...

    7. The spokesman for South Sudan’s army has expressed doubt about a recent United Nations report accusing the army of committing atrocities. The report, which was based on interviews with 115 witnesses, accused the South Sudan army of committing atrocities including raping and burning women and girls alive in oil-rich Unity State between April and June. Col. Philip Aguer dismissed the report as ...

    8. South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses

      Associated Press via Yahoo! NewsJul 01 07:04 AM

      JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by human rights groups.

    9.   KHARTOUM, Sudan -- A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo's chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan.   The 17-year-old arrived in Khartoum last month after his sister saw a television report about a hospital run by an Italian medical charity that offers free treatment ...

    10. by Tom Little Khartoum, Sudan | AFP – Khartoum, Sudan | AFP – A dressing covers the scar where surgeons cut open Reynaldo Nilo’s chest for life-saving heart surgery, but the Philippine teenager feels stronger than he has for years after his operation in Sudan. The 17-year-old arrived in Khartoum last month after his sister saw a television report about a hospital run […]

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