Still reeling from a bloody conflict, the country’s international reserves can only cover a few days of imports
In South Sudan Kiir and Machar kick off ‘new’ rule with 240% inflation, empty coffers, and a mountain of problems
“Remilitarising Juba - having the armed forces of the two contending parties in the city - is insane”
South Sudan rebel chief to miss international deadline for big return; expected to fly in next week as peace deal hangs in balance.
The risks are great, stakes high, soldiers on edge, as S. Sudan readies for rebel chief Machar's return to Juba
The country is close to collapse. "Unless the violent kleptocratic system...is addressed...no government will be able to end the war and atrocities"
MTN to cut jobs in Africa's youngest nation amid economic crisis spurred by war--showing just how bad things there are.
President Salva Kiir and Machar in August signed a peace deal that committed them to a transitional administration.
Men, women, children have been shot, speared, burned, castrated, hung, drowned, run over, suffocated, starved and blown up- the dead could be 300,000.
The judge set bail for each at the $15 million they are accused of stealing – they couldn’t pay and remain in custody
President reappointed Riek Machar as his deputy last week, as part of a deal signed under huge pressure from an impatient international community.
South Sudan troops killed 50 people by packing them into shipping container in baking heat; monitors
A UN panel of experts has said South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar should face sanctions for their role in the war
President Omar al-Bashir sealed crossings the same year the South declared independence, but declining revenues are again bringing them close.
Consumer prices more than doubled last month, official data show as Africa's youngest country feels the oil price heat
S. Sudan rebels named to parliament, also to get 10 cabinet posts as president agrees power-sharing deal
Government set to get 16 ministerial posts including defence and finance, while rebels will take oil and aid, according to mediators.
But President Salva Kiir’s side whittles down ‘frightening’ rivals team from nearly 600 to just 30 as wary Washington threatens to cut aid.
The woman sold her vegetables and “...bought herself a pair of sandals for the very first time in her life without asking her husband for money.”
But his arch rival, Riek Machar, says he will travel to the United States following call by secretary-general Ban Ki-moon.
Death toll in S.Sudan oil tanker horror climbs as officials say nearing 180, many were from a nearby school
Doctors have described how they are struggling to cope with limited supplies to treat severe burns, including a lack of painkillers.
UPDATED: S. Sudan president slams peace deal as ‘divisive, unprecedented’ — but will still implement it
Salva Kiir signed agreement under immense pressure from the international community, but it has in recent weeks seemed to be creaking.
It's tough out there: Rich country-growth will hover at 2% next year, China's economy is slowing down and Brazil, Russia are staring at a recession.