Drinking water around an oil-producing area in South Sudan is heavily polluted.
The numerous opposition groups battling to unseat President Salva Kiir lack a shared agenda and common approach.
Last month South Sudan announced a dramatic increase in the cost of aid-worker permits from $100 to $10 000. It's now backtracked on the decision
A top US military commander says the LRA has been reduced to "irrelevance" after years of joint military operations have killed most of its forces.
A proposal for an arms embargo was supported by the US in December, but the plan was rejected by the UN Security Council.
The hunger faced by 17-million in East Africa is a man-made crisis, says Ludger Schadomsky.
Families are hiding in the swamps of northern South Sudan as violence continues. Children are victimized as schools and government centers close.
A senior South Sudanese military official says three soldiers suspected of mass rape have been arrested.
If fighting continues and controversial policies are not reversed, it's only a matter of time before full on fighting breaks out again in South Sudan
Several countries across Africa are overburdened by a lack of space and financial support for refugees.
The United Nations Security Council needs to beef up its mandate, troops and equipment.
South Sudan, the world’s newest country, descended into a civil war in December 2013 that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives.
According to reports many school children fled when rebel group SPLM-IO attacked two schools earlier this week.
An influential group of South Sudanese politicians added their voices to rising concerns, warning that the country was "on the edge of a precipice".
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has always operated under a “protection of civilians” mandate but its performance has been disappointing.
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
The recommendation is found in a report compiled by an organisation founded by actor George Clooney and human rights advocate John Prendergast.
Displaced civilians and religious leaders ask UN Security Council to urgently deploy extra foreign troops.
He lost 28 family members during Sudan's civil war, was kidnapped twice and ended up in servitude; Marial's Olympic dream represents this and more.