South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | Report says nearly 400,000 ‘excess deaths’ in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — A new report estimates that South Sudan’s civil war has caused nearly 400,000 “excess deaths” since fighting erupted in late 2013. The report funded by the U.S. State Department and issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimates that violence caused about half of those 382,900 deaths. For … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Report says nearly 400,000 ‘excess deaths’ in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | UN condemns ‘direct attack’ on peacekeepers in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — The United Nations is condemning a “direct attack” on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper. The shooting on Saturday comes three days after South Sudan’s warring sides signed a peace deal to end the civil war. The U.N. statement says the … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | UN condemns ‘direct attack’ on peacekeepers in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when government troops stormed bases in Lainya … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan | 18 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — A commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 18 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press. Officials were … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 18 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | 21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — An overloaded commercial plane crashed into a lake in South Sudan on Sunday and killed 21 people, a local official said. The 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba, the minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, told The Associated Press. Officials … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 21 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | 17 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — A local official says 17 people are dead after their aircraft crashed into a lake in South Sudan. The minister of information for the town of Yirol, Taban Abel Aguek, tells The Associated Press that the 19-seater commercial Baby Air plane had been traveling from the capital, Juba. Officials are investigating … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 17 dead as plane crashes into lake in South Sudan