Lawmakers in South Sudan passed a controversial bill that gives security forces the power to arrest suspected criminals without a warrant, prompting an opposition walk-out.
The UN Mission in South Sudan charged that rebels engaged in ethnically targeted killings during a raid on the northern city of Bentiu in a drive to seize local oil fields.
Uganda's military says it intervened in South Sudan to stop a "genocide"—but critics say its forces may be participating in genocidal actions alongside government troops.
South Sudan may be developing into proxy war, pitting US client states Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia against Khartoum in a struggle for control of pipeline routes.
Fighting in South Sudan's capital, Juba, following what the government terms a "failed coup attempt," has left dozens dead and many more injured or displaced.
The contested region of Abyei voted in a “unilateral” referendum to leave Sudan and join South Sudan—raising fear of renewed conflict over the enclave.
Street clashes continued in the Sudanese capital Khartoum for a second day after massive protests broke out over the regime's move to cut fuel subsidies.
Efforts by pastoralist militias to bar refugees from returning to their lands in Darfur have sparked yet a new wave of fighting and displacement—with 250,000 uprooted this year.
Egyptian politicians threatened military action as Ethiopia began diverting waters of the Blue Nile for a mammoth new hydro-electric project, abrogating a colonial-era pact.
South Sudan says Khartoum is fomenting rebellion in Jonglei state in a bid to block the South’s plans to build an oil pipeline through Ethiopia to a port in Djibouti.
Security forces mixed it up with protesters both in Sudan, hit by a wave of student unrest, and in South Sudan’s West Bahr el-Ghazal state, where 10 were killed by army troops.
South Sudan and Sudan announced a deal on the south’s access to Khartoum’s oil pipelines—but it is contingent on further talks over disputed border enclaves.