President Salva Kiir is willing to remove the army from the border with Sudan, signalling a possible compromise with his Sudanese counterpart.
Sudan's war-torn South Kordofan state is to be divided, giving separate status to the western part dominated by nomadic Arab Misseriya tribesmen.
The international relations department has confirmed that a South African peacekeeper has been killed and three others wounded in an ambush in Sudan.
The Satellite Sentinel Project says it has evidence of indiscriminate attacks by the Sudanese government in the state of South Kordofan.
Sudan and South Sudan leaders have met as pressure grows to end long-running disputes that have brought the foes to the brink of renewed conflict.
A Sudanese Cabinet minister is among 31 people killed when an airplane crashed carrying a delegation to war-torn South Kordofan for Eid celebrations.
South Sudan is not only building a state but also a new identity.
A simmering war with Sudan over oil and a refugee crisis is casting a shadow over South Sudan's independence, writes Charles Molele.
A rare video shot by a soldier in a unit nicknamed the "match battalion" has shown Sudanese troops burning a village in South Sudan last year.
Sudanese rebels in the Blue Nile state repulsed an attack by government forces, which lost men and weapons in the battle, a claim the army denies.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has accused more than 75 government officials of looting at least $4-billion from the young country's coffers.
South Sudanese officials have "stolen" about $4-billion of public money and should return it to salvage the nation's reputation, the president said.
A British aid worker, abducted by armed men in Sudan's Darfur region, has been released after almost three months in captivity
South Sudan says Sudanese war planes and artillery has bombarded its territory ahead of peace talks, as officials set off for AU-led negotiations.
Sudan and South Sudan will this week set a date to restart face-to-face peace talks after bitter border conflict and the missing of a UN deadline.
Sudanese war planes have launched renewed air strikes against South Sudan, violating a UN resolution to end weeks of a bitter border conflict.
Denel Mechem says it is working closely with international and Sudanese authorities to ensure the safe release of South African employee Thabo Siave.