UGANDA’S ARMY ENTERS SOUTH SUDAN TO EVACUATE CITIZENS

KAMPALA, — A heavily armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped in the capital Juba, amid fears that fierce fighting could flare up again despite a ceasefire.

Following four days of intense battles in …

SOUTH SUDAN: AID AGENCIES WEIGH RISKS IN JUBA AS FIGHTING CONTINUES

JUBA, — Aid agencies in South Sudan are weighing their options after an intense outbreak of fighting in the capital left hundreds dead and tens of thousands displaced.

Many soldiers from rival factions are among those killed and wounded. Aid …

Eritrea Allows Use of Port to Deliver Food Aid Amid Crisis in South Sudan

Eritrea allowed use of one of its ports for a food aid shipment to South Sudan, marking the first time the World Food Program has used food assistance operations in Eritrea since 2006.

A relatively small pilot shipment of 1,100 …

AU TO DEPLOY TROOPS TO SOUTH SUDAN – 27TH AU SUMMIT

KIGALI — The African Union (AU) might send peacekeeping forces to South Sudan, in a bid to end the on going violence that broke out on Sunday between former rebels and government soldiers.

Thousands of civilians are reported to have …

RED CROSS URGES SOUTH SUDAN GOVT TO ALLOW MOVEMENTS OF HUMANITARIAN WORKERS

JOHANNESBURG, — The Head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in South Sudan, Jurg Eglin, has appealed to the strife-torn country’s government to give them access to facilitate humanitarian movements.

President Salva Kiir on Monday declared what …

US Sends 40 Soldiers to Protect Embassy, Personnel in South Sudan

The U.S. military has deployed about 40 soldiers to South Sudan’s capital, following days of clashes that left hundreds dead and raised fears of renewed civil war.

The military’s Africa Command says the troops were sent to Juba to safeguard …

SOUTH AFRICAN DEPUTY PRESIDENT CALLS FOR CALM IN SOUTH SUDAN

PRETORIA, — South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed concern over the recent outbreak of violence in South Sudan.

Ramaphosa, who is the Special Envoy of President Jacob Zuma to South Sudan, condemned the violence and called for the …