At least 17 people were killed and one survived after a cargo plane crashed after takeoff from Juba airport in South Sudan on Saturday morning, witnesses said.
More than 60 people have been killed and another 60 injured in fresh violence in the West Darfur region of Sudan, UN officials announced Sunday.
Hundreds of people in Sudan blocked the main roads of Khartoum, the capital, in protest at police crackdown on opposition demonstrations.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar agreed on Thursday 20 February to form a unity government, a long-delayed step towards ending six years of war.
UN deploys troops to South Sudan as communal clashes kill 80 people and the UN special envoy urges communities to end violence.
South Sudan’s army and several armed groups killed more than 100 civilians in a surge in violence in a southern region of the country after the signing of a peace deal last year, a UN report said on Wednesday.
A leading member of Sudan’s ruling military council has said the army is prepared to eventually hand over power to civilians but will continue to rule the country until elections are held.
The delicate negotiations between Sudanese government and the opposition under the auspices of the African Union in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa, have been suspended.
At least 150 women and girls have been raped in attacks by armed men — many in military uniforms — in South Sudan over the past 12 days, said three UN agencies.
The African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) have reiterated their strong support for implementation of South Sudan peace agreement signed last month.