A journalist in South Sudan has been abducted, tortured and dumped near a graveyard soon after being released by security forces for criticising the government.
Rival forces in South Sudan are trading accusations once again, this time over fresh violence in the Upper Nile region.
Community leaders and representatives of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State have accused Rwandan peacekeeper troops of involvement in February’s attack in Malakal.
The UN has said the crisis in South Sudan is getting worse with leaders in the country “dragging their feet” in implementing a peace deal.
A senior military official of South Sudan’s main rebel group has quit and urged former leader Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir to surrender their positions.
Pressure is increasing on South Sudan’s rival leaders to put bickering aside and focus on implementing a peace deal that was supposed to end violence in the country August last year.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is visiting South Sudan in the aftermath of a recent attack on one of the security council’s bases for internally displaced civilians.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has denied accusations from the country’s leading opposition group that his government was involved in the recent attack on a UN base in Malakal.
Gunmen in South Sudan opened fire on civilians at a UN base on Wednesday, according to reports from locals.
South Sudan’s leading armed rebel group has accused “government elements” of carrying out the recent attack on a UN base sheltering internally displaced civilians, according to sources in the country.