The war-weary country is bracing itself for another cholera outbreak with the start of the rainy season
Former president Thabo Mbeki was the African Union’s chief mediator in the conflict in Sudan that led to the creation of South Sudan in 2011.
Kala azar is endemic in parts of South Sudan and affects mostly the poor and disenfranchised. A simple jab could control it, but not in this country.
Early diagnosis, a simple test, vector curbs and a new medicine is effective in many areas, but South Sudan can't rely on this treatment.
One of the world’s youngest nations is still riven by conflict after delays in setting up the unity government, the Red Cross reports.
Following a call from the UN for a record $20.1 billion, 15 of the world's leading aid agencies were polled on their top humanitarian concerns.
The international community must step in to save the war-torn state from imploding, the US warns.
People bore the brunt of the savagery committed by both sides in the warlords' battle for power.
Despite the delay and substantive reservations, South Sudan President Salva Kiir has become the last but most vital signatory to the peace proposal.
South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has signed a deal, saying he did so with "serious reservations", to end a conflict with rebels.
Pushed a tough message on corruption, the civil war in South Sudan, controversial elections in Burundi and the fight against al-Shabaab.
Riek Machar, leader of South Sudan's rebels, warned the country's civil war would continue as long as President Salva Kiir remained in power.
South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity".
The serious news this week that just can't be taken seriously.
Civil society activists are calling on the African Union to make public the findings of an inquiry into human rights abuses in South Sudan.
A group of civil society volunteers has spent months collecting and verifying names of the victims to give the tragedy a human face.
Slaughtered for tusks and meat, endangered wildlife numbers have taken a huge knock since soldiers and rebels began fighting in December.
The government has reversed its announcement that only nationals can work in the country, saying employment regulations "will be discussed later".
The government has ordered all non-citizens replaced with vetted nationals, sparking fears that the war-torn country is headed for complete collapse.