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Plane crash-lands in S.Sudan with 45 on board: officials

A passenger jet carrying 45 people crash-landed in South Sudan’s north-western city of Wau on Monday, leaving at least 14 people injured, government and airport officials said. “The weather is not good. Visibility was not good up to now and (the plane) was landing from the east to west then it just crashed (off) the…

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Nearly one million South Sudan refugees living in dire conditions: UN

NAIROBI: Nearly a million refugees fleeing the brutal conflict in South Sudan, most of them women and children, are suffering dire conditions in camps across the region, the UN said on Monday. Refugee agency UNHCR said arrivals in Uganda alone had peaked at “more than 8,000 in one day” last month after an outbreak of…

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Pakistan issues travel advisory for South Sudan

ISLAMABAD: In view of the precarious security situation in South Sudan that could pose serious risks to foreigners, all Pakistani nationals have been advised to avoid unnecessary travel to South Sudan. Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a press release on Friday those residing/working in South Sudan are advised to evacuate their families and…

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Obama to wade into South Sudan peace drive

NAIROBI: US President Barack Obama will on Monday try to build African support for tough action against South Sudan's warring leaders if they reject an August peace ultimatum, US officials said. Obama will meet with leaders from Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as well as Sudanese Foreign Minister Ibrahim Ghandour in Addis Ababa to try and…

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