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200 drown as boat capsizes in South Sudan


Juba, Jan 15 - More than 200 people, including women and children, were killed in South Sudan when an overcrowded ferry capsized in White Nile river, media reported Tuesday.

The accident took place Sunday while the victims were fleeing the town of Malakal where fighting has broken out between the South Sudanese government and rebel forces, BBC quoted an army spokesperson as saying.

South Sudan direct talks delayed in absence of agenda


South Sudan direct talks delayed in absence of agendaJuba, Jan 4 : The direct talks set for Saturday between the warring sides of South Sudan have been delayed in absence of an agenda, the East African bloc IGAD said.

UN urges peace talks, end to South Sudan violence


UN urges peace talks, end to South Sudan violenceJuba, Jan 2 - The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has given a call to end fighting in the country and giving peace talks a chance.

Rebel attack kills 41 in South Sudan


Juba, Oct 21 - At least 41 people were killed and dozens wounded when rebels raided three cattle camps in South Sudan's Jonglei state, authorities said.

The attackers, armed with automatic weapons and suspected to be loyalists of militia leader David Yau Yau, shot indiscriminately at the camps and stole thousands of cattles, Xinhua reported citing officials as saying Sunday.

India first off the block after South Sudan revamp


Juba (South Sudan), Aug 10 : Thirty-six hours after South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit had his brand-new cabinet sworn in Wednesday, India's special envoy to the two Sudans, P.S.

With stakes high, India watching South Sudan crisis


Juba, July 25 - Late Tuesday night, as news trickled in from the Cabinet Room of the world's newest country that South Sudan President Gen.

China sends special envoy to resolve Sudan oil issue


China sends special envoy to resolve Sudan oil issueJuba, Dec 9 : China has sent a special envoy to break a deadlock over access and distribution of oil between Sudan and South Sudan.

At least 75 killed in South Sudan attack


At least 75 killed in South Sudan attackJuba, Oct 29 - At least 75 people, including 60 rebels, were killed on Saturday in Unity state in South Sudan, when government forces repealed an attack by a rebel militia, an official said.