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South Sudan refugees reach one million mark

The number of people who have fled South Sudan because of the country's civil war has passed the one million mark, the UN refugee agency says.

16 Sep 2016,

South Sudan ceasefire declared by Kiir and Machar holding

A ceasefire appears to be holding in South Sudan's capital, Juba, after four days of heavy fighting between rival forces left more than 270 people dead.

12 Jul 2016,

Russian-Built Cargo Plane Crashes in South Sudan, Killing 17

A Russian-built Antonov-12 transport plane crashed Wednesday shortly after takeoff from the airport in Juba, South Sudan, a South Sudanese presidential spokesman told CNN.

04 Nov 2015,

Direct South Sudan Peace Talks Begin

Direct peace talks have begun between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces for the first time since a recent escalation in violence, despite reports of renewed fighting across several parts of the country.

06 Jan 2014,

U.S. Marines Poised to Enter South Sudan

About 150 U.S. Marines are poised to enter turbulent South Sudan to help evacuate Americans and provide security for the U.S. Embassy, if ordered to do so, two U.S. military officials said Monday.

24 Dec 2013,

Renegade Forces Capture Key South Sudan State Capital; UN Evacuates Juba

South Sudan's central government lost control of the capital of a key oil-producing state Sunday, the military said, as renegade forces loyal to a former deputy president seized more territory in fighting that has raised fears of full-blown civil war in the world's newest country.

23 Dec 2013,