A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan's capital, killing at least 41 people on the flight and on the ground, an official and a Reuters witness said.
Juba International Airport has been effectively shut for repairs, bringing weekend air traffic into the South Sudan capital to a halt, said a report.
No aircraft movements, including medical emergency evacuation flights, will be permitt
South Sudan's government said on Friday it had wrested control of oil-producing Upper Nile State, the scene of heavy fighting in recent days, from rebel fighters.
South Sudanese rebels said on Tuesday they had captured a refin
South Sudan plans to lay a fibre-optic cable to bring broadband Internet to its citizens in the next two years, its minister for telecommunications and postal services said.
Africa's newest nation, which gained independence fr
When South Sudan was born, the world's youngest country had generous Western allies and sturdy oil exports, a formula that offered a chance to build a modern economy and drag its people out of their daily struggle to feed themselves.
Hundreds of people fled South Sudan's flashpoint town of Bor as the army warned of an imminent attack by the "White Army" militia on Monday, two weeks into ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world's newest state, officials sa
The UN Security Council has approved plans to almost double the number of peacekeepers in South Sudan in an effort to protect civilians as reports of mass graves fueled fears of a worsening of ethnic bloodletting in the new state.
Bahrain-based BMMI, a major provider of end-to-end supply chain solutions, has been awarded a new US government contract valued at $16 million, to provide life support services to the US mission in Juba, South Sudan.
Government forces battled rebels to regain control of a flashpoint South Sudanese town on Thursday, the fifth day of a conflict that has deepened ethnic divisions in the two-year-old nation and threatened its vital oil production.
Sudan has informed South Sudan that it has shut an oil pipeline that is used to transport crude from the South's oilfields for export, a senior company official said on Sunday.
"We were informed that the pipeline has now