South Sudan’s civil war threatens the livelihood – and possibly the existence – of the Shilluk ethnic group. The UN has warned of government-driven ethnic cleansing in the Upper Nile region. DW's Simona Foltyn reports from Kodok.
A top general in the South Sudanese armed forces has stepped down in response to alleged atrocities by the government. The conflict has left tens of thousands dead, with the UN warning of "all-out ethnic civil war."
Fresh clashes have erupted around Malakal in South Sudan’s oil-producing northern region. Both government troops and fighters loyal to rebel leader Riek Machar are blaming each other for the violence.
The South Sudanese government and the UN say a famine caused by conflict and economic crisis has hit two counties. Aid agencies said the official famine declaration meant people had already started dying of hunger.
South Sudan's government has called on the leader of a newly-formed armed resistance group to renounce violence and pursue dialogue to solve the war-torn country's problems.
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