A record number of people in South Sudan are facing severe hunger, according to a joint report from the government and multiple United Nations agencies.
South Sudan has criticised the United Nations Security Council’s decision to renew sanctions against the country for another year.
The United Nations (UN) has extended sanctions against South Sudan, including an arms embargo, for another year.
The government of Japan and the World Health Organization (WHO) have donated six ambulances to South Sudan.
South Sudan’s warring leaders are being sued by a group of more than 300 civil society groups after delaying the formation of a unity government.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has warned organisers calling for protests on Thursday that any attempt to seize power will be met with “violent resistance”.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir says the formation of a unity government in the country could be delayed by a year.
South Sudan’s ruling party and leading opposition group have agreed to delay the formation of a unity government by six months.
Rights group Amnesty International has called upon authorities in South Sudan to investigate the killing of two outspoken activists in 2017.
South Sudan’s government has hired US lobbyists to help it reverse sanctions imposed by the US and prevent the establishment of a court that would prosecute those guilty of committing war crimes in the country.