Juba http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/23747/all en South Sudan sees northern border zone within a month http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p><body></body></p> <p>By Carl Odera</p> <p>JUBA, Jan 7 (Reuters) - South Sudan hopes to establish a<br /> demilitarized zone along its border with arch-rival Sudan within<br /> a month, paving the way for vital oil exports to resume, a<br /> southern official said on Monday.</p> <p>Sudan leader Omar Hassan al-Bashir and South Sudan's Salva<br /> Kiir met in Ethiopia at the weekend to try to quell tensions<br /> that have rumbled since a flare-up of violence along the<br /> disputed border in April last year, the worst since the South<br /> seceded in 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130107/south-sudan-sees-northern-border-zone-within-month" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Africa Juba Khartoum Outline of Sudan Pagan Amum Okech Person Career Political geography Quotation Second Sudanese Civil War South Sudan Sudan Sudan People's Liberation Army/Movement Thomson Reuters Tue, 08 Jan 2013 01:48:34 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5731436 at http://www.globalpost.com Heavy gunfire overnight in South Sudan capital http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131216/heavy-gunfire-overnight-south-sudan-capital-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Heavy gunfire erupted overnight in South Sudan's capital Juba, embassies and witnesses said, saying the fighting appeared to have broken out in a barracks close to the city centre.</p> <p>Statements from the US and British embassies in Juba urged their nationals to avoid unnecessary movements. The US embassy said there were "reports from multiple reliable sources of ongoing security incidents and sporadic gunfire in multiple locations across Juba". </p> <p>ayv-sas/yad</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> Central Equatoria Juba AFP Mon, 16 Dec 2013 07:49:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6021271 at http://www.globalpost.com U.N. envoy calls for end to South Sudan fighting http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/un-envoy-calls-end-south-sudan-fighting <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>JUBA (Reuters) - The U.N. envoy for South Sudan called on Monday for an end to fighting that erupted overnight between soldiers in Africa's newest nation and said she was in touch with the country's leaders.</p> <p>"I urge all parties in the fighting to cease hostilities immediately and exercise restraint," U.N. Special Representative of the Secretary-General Hilde Johnson said in a statement.</p> <p>"I have been in touch regularly with the key leaders... to call for calm."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131216/un-envoy-calls-end-south-sudan-fighting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juba Thomson Reuters Mon, 16 Dec 2013 09:16:10 +0000 Thomson Reuters 6021306 at http://www.globalpost.com Hunting for a way out of war-torn South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131221/hunting-way-out-war-torn-south-sudan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jamming the dusty roads in South Sudan's capital Juba, vehicles of every type surround the bus station, as people hunt desperately for transport to flee fearing rebel attacks on the city.</p> <p>Trucks and pick-ups loaded with passengers -- mainly children, women and the elderly -- squeeze into every available space.</p> <p>Rammed in between those fleeing is what they can carry of their possessions: bulging suitcases and mattresses, or plastic jerry cans, pots and pans.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131221/hunting-way-out-war-torn-south-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Central Equatoria Geography of Africa Juba AFP Sat, 21 Dec 2013 18:01:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6026555 at http://www.globalpost.com Massacre, rapes, executions carried out in South Sudan http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/massacre-rapes-executions-carried-out-south-sudan <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>South Sudanese soldiers have carried out a ethnic killings, including a massacre, house-to-house killings and rapes, following an outbreak of fighting more than a week ago, a string of witnesses have told AFP.</p> <p>Two witnesses alleged they were arrested by government soldiers along with an estimated 250 other men, herded into a police station in the capital Juba and then fired on.</p> <p>The two witnesses, who were both wounded and managed to escape and take shelter at a UN base in the capital Juba, said only 12 men survived the alleged massacre.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131223/massacre-rapes-executions-carried-out-south-sudan" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juba AFP Tue, 24 Dec 2013 02:01:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6028042 at http://www.globalpost.com UN prepares new S.Sudan camps for terrified civilians http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/un-prepares-new-ssudan-camps-terrified-civilians <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Tens of thousands of South Sudanese civilians sheltering in UN peacekeeper bases fearing revenge attacks after weeks of conflict are to be moved to new camps, UN officials said Monday.</p> <p>More than three months since fighting broke out, some 77,000 civilians are still inside eight UN bases across the troubled nation, in overcrowded conditions that are worsening with the early arrival of torrential rains.</p> <p>UN peacekeepers opened their gates to protect civilians after brutal fighting broke out in December with reports of massacres and targeted ethnic killings.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2014.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140317/un-prepares-new-ssudan-camps-terrified-civilians" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Juba South Sudan United Nations United Nations peacekeeping AFP Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:34:09 +0000 Agence France-Presse 6097501 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