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# South Sudan

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Ceasefire agreed in bloody South Sudan conflict
The United Nations has said it is investigating widespread reports of atrocities and war crimes, including massacres, gang rapes and summary executions.
South Sudanese children perish in ferry accident after fleeing violence
There are reports of between 200 and 300 people on the overloaded ferry.
South Sudan: Peace talks open as battles rage in capital
The talks are aimed at ending three weeks of fighting that have led to the deaths of thousands.
Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall
A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.
Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
Everyone’s been talking about Pat Cox, a Donegal house fire, and the bad weather…
South Sudan peace talks open as battles rage
The violence has forced around 200,000 people to flee their homes, while 57,000 are seeking refuge with UN peacekeepers.
Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan
The emergency aid includes jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.
A timeline of the violence in South Sudan
After two weeks of fighting in the world’s newest nation, thousands of people are thought to be dead. Here’s a timeline of the violence.
UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan
Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.
Goal has evacuated staff from South Sudan
The charity says it is worried about the violence in the country.
UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan
Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have been battling those backing his rival Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked in July.
Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war
The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.
Rebels fire on US aircraft in South Sudan, wounding three
One of the US servicemen is believed to be in a critical condition after the attack.
Hundreds dead, 20,000 flee to UN bases following South Sudan clashes
Some countries have withdrawn embassy staff amid fears of a descent into wider ethnic violence.
Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty
Barry Andrews, CEO of GOAL, writes from Juba, South Sudan which is “badly neglected… but a model of modernity in comparison to the rest of South Sudan”.
Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan
This emergency assistance brings our total support to the region to almost €5.5 million this year.
11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard
The body guard to the notorious LRA leader had earned a grim reputation over the abduction of children.
My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions
Merry Christmas from Maban, South Sudan, where Niamh Fleming-Farrell sends dispatches from the frontline of aid workers there.
Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?
Large-scale deforestation and climate change are putting the wild Arabica coffee bean at risk of potential extinction, say experts.
South Sudan expels UN rights investigator: officials
A UN investigator carrying out a probe on the human rights situation in the fledgling state has been expelled for publishing ‘unverified’ reports.
Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony
The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.
Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.
Explainer: Why are there four Olympic athletes with no country?
There’s four athletes competing under the Olympic flag, with no country to represent. Here’s how that came about.
'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan
As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.
Column: If they weren’t lucky or strong enough, they died along the way
Amid 35,000 people who are running out of water, Chiara Burzio describes the scenes in South Sudan.
Parts made by Irish manufacturer found in Sudan drone - reports
Parts manufactured by a company in Kerry have been found in a drone used to target civilians in South Sudan.
South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war
The president, who is on a visit to China, made the remarks after the Sudanese leader vowed to press ahead with his military campaign.
EU backs plans to end Joseph Kony's "campaign of terror"
Catherine Ashton declares the EU’s support for a Joint Operations Centre to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army.
Why is George Clooney watching Sudan via satellite?
Here’s what you need to know about ongoing problems between North African states Sudan and South Sudan.
Video: Invisible Children release sequel video to Kony 2012
The original Kony 2012 video has been watched by almost 90 million people on YouTube – now the charity has released a second video responding to criticisms.
George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest
Protesters are calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Sudan to prevent a major crisis from developing.
Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan
The Irish aid agency is providing humanitarian assistance to thousands of people who fled violence in neighbouring Sudan.
'Hundreds dead' following South Sudan tribal clashes
As many as 600 people, including medical humanitarian workers, are presumed dead after tribal clashes. Raiders targeted an MSF compound and clinic, looting medical equipment, drugs and other valuable items.
South Sudan: The world's newest country
Street parties kicked off at the stroke of midnight on Saturday across Southern Sudan, as residents celebrated the birth of their nation after decades of civil war.