Gulf Times - South-Sudan
Qatar 'agrees' to look into South Sudan hydrocarbon sector: Gatkuoth

Qatar 'agrees' to look into South Sudan hydrocarbon sector: Gatkuoth

Qatar has "expressed interest" in looking at available opportunities in South Sudan’s hydrocarbon sector and in its upstream facilities, said the African country’s Minister of Petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth.

South Sudan rebel leader to return to seal peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader to return to seal peace deal

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar will return to the capital Juba to celebrate a peace deal on Wednesday, his group said, more than two years after he fled the country after the collapse of an earlier accord.

Prisoners riot, seize weapons at South Sudan detention centre

Prisoners riot, seize weapons at South Sudan detention centre

Prisoners rioted and seized weapons at a detention centre in South Sudan's capital Juba early on Sunday, a security source and local residents said.

South Sudan tells UN peace deal will take hold this time

South Sudan tells UN peace deal will take hold this time

South Sudan's vice president urged world governments Friday to put aside skepticism about Juba's commitment to a new peace deal following a string of failed agreements.

Nearly 400,000 have died during South Sudan's civil war

Nearly 400,000 have died during South Sudan's civil war

South Sudan's brutal civil war has left almost 400,000 people dead, a new study by a British university said Wednesday, an estimate about eight times the figure usually cited.

South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

South Sudan doctor wins UN refugee prize

A South Sudanese doctor who runs an overcrowded hospital with a dimly-lit surgical theatre and no regular supply of general anaesthetics on Tuesday won the UN refugee agency's prestigious Nansen award.

At least 19 killed in South Sudan plane crash

At least 19 killed in South Sudan plane crash

At least 19 people died in South Sudan on Sunday when a small aircraft carrying passengers from capital Juba to the city of Yirol crashed, an official said.

Al Jazeera’s Contrast releases 360° video series from South Sudan

Al Jazeera’s Contrast releases 360° video series from South Sudan

Contrast, Al Jazeera's immersive media studio, has announced the release of the latest immersive 360° video series from South Sudan.

South Sudan arrests prominent economist and critic, wife says

South Sudan arrests prominent economist and critic, wife says

South Sudanese authorities have arrested a prominent economist and critic of both the government and rebels, his wife said on Tuesday, the latest activist to be rounded up in the war-torn state.

South Sudan government forces, allies killed hundreds of civilians –UN

South Sudan government forces, allies killed hundreds of civilians –UN

At least 232 civilians were killed and 120 women and girls raped in "scorched earth" attacks by South Sudan government troops and aligned forces in opposition-held villages earlier this year, the UN human rights office said on Tuesday.

Gunmen attack South Sudan humanitarian convoy, driver killed-UNICEF

Gunmen attack South Sudan humanitarian convoy, driver killed-UNICEF

One person was killed when unidentified gunmen attacked a convoy of humanitarian trucks belonging to a contractor of UN children's agency UNICEF north of South Sudan's capital Juba on Wednesday, according to the agency.

South Sudan rules out rebel leader rejoining government

South Sudan rules out rebel leader rejoining government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had "had enough" of the rebel leader after five years of civil war.