South Sudan

  • South Sudan rebels, govt negotiators to hold first peace talks today 05-01-2014 07:54 AM

    Addis Ababa: South Sudanese rebels and government negotiators will hold their first face-to-face talks on Sunday, after several days of delay, to thrash out a ceasefire deal and end weeks of ethnic fighting in the world's youngest state. At a ceremonial opening to the talks at a luxury hotel in...
  • 120,000 people displaced by South Sudan violence: UN 27-12-2013 03:49 PM

    The United Nations says more than 120,000 people have been displaced by continuing violence in South Sudan, and about half are now sheltering at UN compounds. The number of internally displaced people has been rising since fighting started on December 15 in the capital, Juba, before spreading across the oil-producing...
  • UN resolution addresses Indian concerns in South Sudan violence 26-12-2013 03:35 PM

    India's strong concerns over the security and mandate of its peacekeepers in South Sudan found support from several UN Security Council members who unanimously passed a resolution that directly addresses the situation faced by Indian soldiers in the strife-torn country. While India is not in the Security Council, it was...
  • UN sends more peacekeepers to South Sudan as violence worsens 25-12-2013 01:09 PM

    The UN Security Council approved plans on Tuesday 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 world's newest state. The move came as the United Nations humanitarian...
  • India shuts down South Sudan oilfields, evacuates employees 23-12-2013 05:50 PM

    New Delhi: India on Monday evacuated all its oil employees from strife-torn South Sudan and shut down oilfields amid escalating violence in the world's youngest nation. All 11 executives working on 40,000 barrels per day Greater Nile Oil Project and Block 5A were airlifted, a top source with direct knowledge...
  • US may take further military action in South Sudan: Obama 23-12-2013 07:58 AM

    Washington: The US has deployed 46 additional military personnel in S Soudan and may take further military action to support the security of its citizens in the violence-wracked country, President Barack Obama has said. "As I monitor the situation in South Sudan, I may take further action to support the...
  • Indian peacekeepers prevented more casualties in South Sudan: UN 22-12-2013 11:10 AM

    United Nations: The bravery of 43 Indian peacekeepers stationed at a UN base in South Sudan, which was attacked by about 2,000 rebels this week, prevented more casualties, a top UN official said as she lauded the dedication shown by Indian troops in peacekeeping missions. Two Indian soldiers Warrant Officers...
  • US aircraft hit by gunfire in South Sudan as conflict worsens 22-12-2013 09:56 AM

    Three US aircraft came under fire from unidentified forces on Saturday while trying to evacuate Americans from a spiralling conflict in South Sudan. The US military said four of its members were wounded in the attacks. Nearly a week of fighting in South Sudan threatens to drag the world's newest...
  • UN base attacked in South Sudan, 3 Indian peacekeepers dead 20-12-2013 07:44 AM

    New Delhi: In a unfortunate incident in South Sudan, three Indian peacekeepers were killed when attackers stormed a United Nations base in South Sudan where civilians had taken refuge, as violence and unrest continued unabated in the the world's newest country.. Confirming the news, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed...
  • Indo-Russian war drills in South Sudan-like scenario: Army 24-10-2013 09:33 PM

    Gajner: Troops of India and Russia are engaging each other in war games codenamed exercise "Indra" at the Mahajan range under scenarios and situations resembling South Sudan where Indian troops are presently deployed as part of UN peacekeeping mission and face similar challenges. The joint field exercise between troops of...
  • Indian soldiers who died in Sudan fought with bravery: UN 14-04-2013 08:56 PM

    United Nations: Despite being outnumbered, Indian peacekeepers fought with valour and prevented more casualties in the recent attack against a UN peacekeeping convoy that killed five Indian soldiers in South Sudan, a senior UN official said on Sunday. Assistant Secretary General for Field Support, United Nations, Anthony Banbury travelled to...
  • Slain Indian soldiers in South Sudan were outnumbered 12-04-2013 03:43 PM

    Juba: The killers in the tragic ambush of UN peacekeepers in South Sudan, that claimed the lives of five Indian Army personnel on Tuesday, not only outnumbered their target six times over but were also armed with sophisticated weapons, eyewitnesses said. In comparison, the convoy of 35 UN peacekeepers from...
  • Kolkata: Indian soldier's body arrives from Sudan 11-04-2013 11:10 PM

    Kolkata: The body of Havildar Bharat Sasmal, who was killed in an ambush in South Sudan on Tuesday while serving in UN peacekeeping mission, was brought to Kolkata on Thursday. Defence sources said that Havildar Sasmal was among the five soldiers whose convoy was ambushed in Jonglei region of South...
  • UP announces Rs 20 lakh aid to relatives of two soldiers killed in Sudan 11-04-2013 12:10 PM

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh each to the family members of two peacekeepers from the state killed during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. "The CM has announced financial assistance to families of Hawaldar Heeralal from Bulandshahr and...
  • Bodies of 5 Indian peacekeepers killed in South Sudan reach Delhi 11-04-2013 06:29 AM

    New Delhi: The bodies of the five Indian Peacekeepers, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, have reached IGI Airport in New Delhi on Thursday. The five martyrs are expected to be given military state honours. Five Indian soldiers, including a Lt Colonel, were killed and five, including a...
  • Bodies of Indian peacemakers to be brought back tonight 10-04-2013 12:35 PM

    New Delhi: Post-mortem on the bodies of the five Indian peacemakers, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, will be conducted on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India by night. Two of the injured soldiers will also be flown...
  • 'Post-mortem of Army personnel killed in S Sudan to be conducted today' 10-04-2013 11:53 AM

    New Delhi: Post-mortem on the bodies of the Army personnel, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday, will be conducted on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India. Five Indian soldiers, including a Lt Colonel, were killed and four others...
  • UNSC condemns Indian peacekeepers' killing in South Sudan 10-04-2013 11:50 AM

    New York: Members of the UN Security Council have condemned in the strongest terms the killing of five Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan and asked that the perpetrators be brought to justice. The members condemned the April 9 attack by unidentified armed persons on a UN Mission in South Sudan...
  • PM pays tribute to Indian soldiers killed in South Sudan 10-04-2013 11:15 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday expressed anguish over the killing of five Indian army personnel during a UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. "I pay tributes to our brave soldiers," Singh said in his condolence message to the bereaved families. A Lt Colonel was among the five...
  • 'Post-mortem of Army men killed in S Sudan to be conducted today' 10-04-2013 09:37 AM

    New Delhi: Post-mortem on the bodies of the five Army personnel, who were killed in South Sudan on Monday when their UN peacekeeping convoy was attacked, is expected to be carried out on Wednesday, said sources, adding that arrangements were being made to fly the bodies back to India. Meanwhile,...
  • UN chief condemns killing of Indian peacekeepers in South Sudan 09-04-2013 11:16 PM

    UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday strongly condemned the killing of five Indian Army personnel in an attack on a convoy of a UN mission in South Sudan, saying that such an act was a war crime and its perpetrators should be brought to justice. Five Indian Army personnel,...
  • Lt Col, 4 other Indian soldiers killed in South Sudan 09-04-2013 05:18 PM

    New Delhi: Five Indian soldiers, part of the peacekeeping force, escorting a United Nations convoy in South Sudan have been killed in an ambush by Sudanese rebels. The five killed includes a Lt Colonel. Four other soldiers have also been injured in the incident, the Ministry of External Affairs confirmed...
  • South Sudan joins African Union as 54th member 29-07-2011 04:40 PM

    Johannesburg: The African Union (AU) has admitted South Sudan as its 54th member, marking another recognition for the world's newest nation. The African Union said it received the requisite number of written communications, including from Sudan, supporting the admission of South Sudan to the continental body as the 54th AU...
  • Security Council recommends S Sudan as UN member 14-07-2011 04:47 AM

    United Nations: The Security Council formally recommended on Wednesday that newly independent South Sudan be admitted as a member of the United Nations. Following the recommendation, in a five-line resolution adopted without a vote by the 15-nation council, the General Assembly is expected to admit the new African country as...
  • PM congratulates people of South Sudan 09-07-2011 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday greeted the people of South Sudan on their proclamation of independence and extended all possible assistance from India. In a letter to President General Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan, he also applauded the new nation s commitment to addressing all outstanding...
  • World’s Youngest Nations 30-06-2011 05:19 PM

    With South Sudan voting for independence from the North, it is set to become the worlds youngest country on July 9. Here are some of the most recent additions to the world map Kosovo When Yugoslavia disintegrated, new countries were sprouting and borders were being drawn. When Kosovo tried to...