South Sudan

20 mn Africans on brink of famine: UN agencies

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 08:00

Rome, May 19, Twenty million people in four African countries are on the brink of famine, senior staffers at the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP) said.


Two Indians kidnapped in South Sudan released

Fri, 03/31/2017 - 01:22

New Delhi, March 31, Two Indian engineers abducted in South Sudan by rebels earlier this month have been released, following intervention by the Indian government.


Thousands flee South Sudan following violence in Juba

Wed, 07/20/2016 - 19:24

Kampala, July 20 (IANS) Thousands of people have fled conflict-hit South Sudan to Uganda following a recent clash between the rival armies in capital Juba, a media report said on Wednesday citing the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.


85 Indians back in Thiruvananthapuram from South Sudan

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 12:52

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) Eighty-five Indians, including 46 Keralites, evacuated from strife-torn South Sudan arrived here by a special Indian Air Force aircraft on Friday.


156 Indians return from South Sudan, 71 land in Delhi

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 11:56

New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) At least 156 Indians were evacuated from violence-hit South Sudan, with 71 arriving by a special Indian Air Force flight at Palam airport of the national capitall on Friday morning.


156 arrive from South Sudan in Thiruvananthapuram

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:40

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15 (IANS) One hundred and fifty six persons who were evacuated from South Sudan arrived on a special Indian Air Force C-17 aircraft at the international airport here early on Friday.


UN agencies relocate 'non-critical' staff from South Sudan

Fri, 07/15/2016 - 06:20

Juba, July 15 (IANS) A UN agency said on Thursday that it has started relocating "non-critical" staff from South Sudan following five-days of fighting that saw hundreds of people killed and more than 36,000 others displaced.


Indians in South Sudan to return on Friday

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 19:30

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The two Indian Air Force C-17 Globe Masters that the government has sent to evacuate Indians stranded in South Sudan, which has been hit by violence that has claimed hundreds of lives, will be back in India on Friday, first stopping at Thiruvananthapuram and then proceeding to New Delhi, the External Affairs Ministry stated on Thursday.


V.K. Singh in South Sudan to evacuate Indians

Thu, 07/14/2016 - 14:36

New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh on Thursday reached South Sudan leading the government's 'Operation Sankat Mochan' to evacuate Indians from the African country which has been hit by violence that has claimed hundreds of lives.


South Sudan president orders ceasefire after days of fighting

Tue, 07/12/2016 - 00:34

Juba, July 12 (IANS) South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Monday evening ordered a ceasefire after days of heavy fighting between his government troops and forces loyal to Vice President Riek Machar in the capital Juba.