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Jonglei is one of the ten states of South Sudan. It is the largest state by area, with approximately 122,581km2, as well as the most populous according to the controversial 2008 census conducted during present-day South Sudan's second period of autonomy. Mading-Bor is the capital of the state. The current governor of Jonglei State is Kuol Manyang Juuk. Jonglei seceded from Sudan as part of the Republic of South Sudan on 9 July 2011.

Gunmen kill 20 at Sudan UN base

JUBA (AFP) - At least 20 people were killed and another 70 injured by gunmen posing as peaceful protestors who stormed a UN base in South Sudan, the US ambassador to the world body said.Samantha Power strongly condemned Thursday's brazen, inhuman attack on unarmed civilians where 5,000 people are sh....
DunyaNews
2014-04-17 23:31:11

Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan

By Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body said. A U.N. source, s....
Yahoo!News
2014-04-17 19:53:14

South Sudan: Thirty Die in Clashes With Peacekeepers

[Sudan Tribune]Juba -At least 30 people were killed in Jonglei state capital Bor on Thursday during clashes between local youth demonstrators and peacekeepers from the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), medical sources told Sudan Tribune.....
AllAfrica.com
2014-04-17 14:42:13

UN Chief Condemns Attack on UN Compound in South Sudan

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned a deadly attack on a United Nations compound housing civilians and U.N. peacekeepers in South Sudan.U.N. spokesperson Stephane Dujarric called the attack on a location where civilians are under U.N. protection a "serious escalation." He als....
Voanews.com
2014-04-17 14:20:41

South Sudan: Armed Youths Attack UN Compound in South Sudan

[VOA]Nairobi -Officials in South Sudan say armed youths attacked people taking refuge in a United Nations compound in the capital of Jonglei state. Fighting in the nation threatens the most vulnerable populations.....
AllAfrica.com
2014-04-17 13:14:38

Armed mob under guise of peaceful protest attacks U.N. in South Sudan

A mob of armed civilians pretending to be peaceful protesters delivering a petition to the United Nations in South Sudan forced their way into a U.N. base sheltering some 5,000 civilians on Thursday and opened fire, the world body said. U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said dozens of civilians were ....
Yahoo!News
2014-04-17 11:08:58
Jonglei State, Armed Youths Attack UN Compound in South Sudan

Armed Youths Attack UN Compound in South Sudan

Officials in South Sudan say armed youths attacked people taking refuge in a United Nations compound in the capital of Jonglei state. Fighting in the nation threatens the most vulnerable populations. A spokesman for South Sudan's opposition forces, James Gatdet Dak, says the youths overra....
Voanews.com
2014-04-17 10:38:19

South Sudan: New Clashes Erupt in South Sudan

[VOA]Clashes erupted at the weekend between pro- and anti-government forces in Jonglei state, the largest state in South Sudan, officials from both sides said Monday.....
AllAfrica.com
2014-02-25 04:20:29
Jonglei State, New Clashes Erupt in South Sudan

New Clashes Erupt in South Sudan

Clashes erupted at the weekend between pro- and anti-government forces in Jonglei state, the largest state in South Sudan, officials from both sides said Monday. Fighting was reported in Duk County and in Gadiang, rebel and government officials said. Sudan People’s Liberation Army (S....
Voanews.com
2014-02-24 14:05:04
Jonglei State, Bor Residents Rush to Bury Dead Amid South Sudan Fighting

Bor Residents Rush to Bury Dead Amid South Sudan Fighting

Fighting between rebels and the government is still raging in South Sudan, where a political crisis in late December lit the fuse to an explosion of violence that first split the army, and now has turned whole communities against one another.  In some towns - which have changed hands several ti....
Voanews.com
2014-02-19 11:42:08
Jonglei State, South Sudan army denies using cluster bombs after fragments found

South Sudan army denies using cluster bombs after fragments found

By Carl OderaJUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's army on Monday denied using cluster bombs in its fight with rebels, shrugging off a U.N. report that fragments of the widely-banned explosives had been found.Weeks of fighting between President Salva Kiir's forces and rebels loyal to former vice president ....
BusinessInsider
2014-02-17 13:32:54
Jonglei State, Clashes Reported in South Sudan Oil State As Peace Talks Resume

Clashes Reported in South Sudan Oil State As Peace Talks Resume

Officials in South Sudan's largest oil-producing state, Upper Nile, said Thursday that clashes are continuing in parts of the state between pro- and anti-government forces, with reports saying scores of fighters have been killed. Upper Nile Information Minister Philip Jiben Ogai said he h....
Voanews.com
2014-02-13 12:25:04
Jonglei State, Machar Says He Wants to Bring Democracy, Equality to South Sudan

Machar Says He Wants to Bring Democracy, Equality to South Sudan

Former South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar says his newly created SPLM/SPLA resistance movement will work to move the young country to democracy and equality. The movement would "dedicate our time to the liberation of South Sudan so that we have a democratic, peaceful, prosperous natI....
Voanews.com
2014-02-10 09:33:22

South Sudan: After Violence, Hunger Kills Hundreds

[VOA]A county commissioner in South Sudan's Jonglei state has called for urgent help from international aid agencies after he received reports that villagers are dying of starvation in parts of the county.....
AllAfrica.com
2014-02-08 14:56:36
Jonglei State, UN, Aid Agencies Race Against Clock, Nature in South Sudan

UN, Aid Agencies Race Against Clock, Nature in South Sudan

Aid agencies in South Sudan are racing against the clock to get food and other assistance to millions of people suffering from the "devastating consequences" of the conflict that has raked the young country since December, a top United Nations official said Tuesday. The United Natio....
Voanews.com
2014-02-04 14:42:03
Jonglei State, Advance Ceasefire Monitor Team Arrives in South Sudan

Advance Ceasefire Monitor Team Arrives in South Sudan

An advance team of monitors sent by east African nations arrived in South Sudan on Sunday to set up a mission tasked with observing a shaky ceasefire agreed to by government and rebel forces. The warring sides signed the ceasefire on Jan. 23 to end weeks of fighting, but sporadic clashes h....
Voanews.com
2014-02-02 17:00:11

South Sudan: Bor Businessmen Count Their Losses After Conflict

[Sudan Tribune]Juba -Before the recent conflict, Bor town was developing slowly as the capital of South Sudan's Jonglei state since the 2005 peace deal with Khartoum ended decades of civil war and led to the country's independence in 2011.....
AllAfrica.com
2014-02-01 04:12:15
Jonglei State, Exclusive: South Sudan rebel leader says government derailing peace talks

Exclusive: South Sudan rebel leader says government derailing peace talks

By Goran Tomasevic JONGLEI STATE, South Sudan (Reuters) - South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar accused the government on Friday of ethnic cleansing and trying to sabotage peace talks, in his first face-to-face interview since fighting erupted late last year in Africa's youngest nation. Dressed ....
Yahoo!News
2014-01-31 18:33:08
Jonglei State, South Sudan rebel leader says government wants to derail peace talks

South Sudan rebel leader says government wants to derail peace talks

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar said on Friday the government's threat to charge him with treason was an attempt to scuttle peace talks, and called on President Salva Kiir to resign after weeks of fighting in the country. "I am not aware of why we should face those charges for an a....
Yahoo!News
2014-01-31 09:39:20

South Sudan signs peace deal with rebel group

Agreement with a SSDM in Jonglei state ends nearly three years of the rebellion that has left hundreds dead.....
AlJazeera
2014-01-31 06:54:21

South Sudan Urged to Probe Atrocities

There are fresh calls for probes into alleged atrocities in South Sudan, where both government and rebel forces have been accused of human rights abuses.In a statement Thursday, Human Rights Watch said "horrendous crimes" have been committed across the country. The rights group said a &quo....
Voanews.com
2014-01-30 11:21:24

Fighting Reported After South Sudan Cease-fire

South Sudan's government says anti-government fighters attacked positions held by troops on Saturday, an indication that a fragile cease-fire that took effect on Friday may be beginning to fray. The information minister Michael Makeur Lueth told reporters that opposition fighters were con....
Voanews.com
2014-01-25 08:36:32
Jonglei State, South Sudan rebels say government violating new cease-fire

South Sudan rebels say government violating new cease-fire

Opposition says rebel positions attacked in Unity, Jonglei states, but government says it's unaware of new violence....
AlJazeera.com
2014-01-24 12:36:53

Rebels Accuse South Sudan Gov't of Breaking Cease-fire

Rebel forces in South Sudan are accusing the government of violating the cease-fire the two sides signed Thursday in Ethiopia.A pro-rebel general said Friday that forces of President Salva Kiir have attacked rebel positions in Unity and Jonglei states. General Lul Ruai Koang said government troops ....
Voanews.com
2014-01-24 09:12:01

South Sudan government, rebels sign ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - South Sudans government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end five weeks of bitter conflict that has left thousands dead.The agreement was signed in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa by representatives of South Suda....
DunyaNews
2014-01-24 01:00:27
Jonglei State, UN Bars South Sudan Official from Camp for Displaced

UN Bars South Sudan Official from Camp for Displaced

South Sudan's information minister was refused access at the weekend to the United Nations compound in Bor, where some 10,000 people have sought shelter as heavy fighting between pro- and anti-government forces raged in the town, U.N. and army officials said Monday. Ariane Quentier, the s....
Voanews.com
2014-01-20 13:48:20

Canadian Red Cross surgical team to assist in South Sudan conflict

A team of five Canadian Red Cross medical personnel is deploying to South Sudan to increase the International Committee of the Red Cross' (ICRC) surgical capacity in communities affected by the recent armed conflict. Families in South Sudan are facing a serious crisis with the increase in viole.....
prnewswire.com
2014-01-20 10:53:02

South Sudan: Rebels Claim Tactical Withdrawal from 'Recaptured' Town

[Sudan Tribune]Kampala -South Sudanese army announced they retook the capital of Jonglei state, Bor for the second time from the rebels, but the latter claimed they operated a tactical withdrawal.....
AllAfrica.com
2014-01-19 13:45:19

South Sudanese troops retake strategic town from rebel leader’s forces

South Sudanese government forces, backed by Ugandan troops, on Saturday recaptured the strategic town of Bor, defeating an army of thousands of rebels, officials said. Army spokesman Philip Aguer said soldiers entered the town, capital of Jonglei state and situated about 200 km north of the capital,....
JapanTimes
2014-01-18 23:33:10
Jonglei State, South Sudan army says recaptured Bor

South Sudan army says recaptured Bor

Baku-APA. The South Sudanese army says it has regained control of the city of Bor, the capital of the restive Jonglei state, defeating over 1,000 rebel fighters loyal to former vice president, Riek Machar, APA reports quoting Press TV.....
APA.az
2014-01-18 12:51:06
Jonglei State, South Sudan's Government Regains Control of Strategic Town

South Sudan's Government Regains Control of Strategic Town

South Sudan's government says its forces have recaptured Bor, a strategic town that has changed hands several times since fighting between government and anti-government forces erupted in mid-December. Army spokesman Philip Aguer says SPLA forces entered Bor on Saturday and "defeated....
Voanews.com
2014-01-18 09:18:43

MSF Suspends Activities in South Sudanese Town

Medical aid group Doctors Without Borders has suspended activities in a South Sudanese state capital after what it calls the looting of its compound.The group said Friday that armed men had entered its compound in Malakal, Upper Nile State and physically threatened the staff, and looted the premises....
Voanews.com
2014-01-17 12:57:38
Jonglei State, South Sudan Detains Soldiers Suspected of Ethnic Killings, Official Says

South Sudan Detains Soldiers Suspected of Ethnic Killings, Official Says

The South Sudan government has arrested an unspecified number of members of the security forces who are suspected of targeting and killing civilians on the basis of their ethnicity, an official said Thursday. “We know that some individuals from the military, from the SPLA who were accused o....
Voanews.com
2014-01-16 16:36:23

Uganda Admits Helping South Sudan Fight Rebels

Uganda has acknowledged its forces are helping South Sudan's army battle rebels, reversing a previous denial. A Ugandan military spokesman said Thursday his country's forces are helping to drive rebels out of Bor, the capital of South Sudan's Jonglei state.Earlier, President Yoweri Muse....
Voanews.com
2014-01-16 07:51:39

Government Forces, Rebels Clash in South Sudan's Upper Nile Region

South Sudan's military is battling rebels in the northern Upper Nile state region on Wednesday, amid international concerns that unrest in the world's newest country could spiral into a full-fledged civil war.Army spokesman Philip Aguer told VOA fighting continues in the oil town of Malakal,....
Voanews.com
2014-01-15 12:19:15

S. Sudan gov't, rebel make peace deal in largest state

South Sudan government says it has made peace with a rebel leader in the country's largest state Jonglei. The announcement came a day after a representative of President Salva Kiir flew to Jonglei state for talks with militia leader, David Yau Yau, in an effort to end hostilities.....
CNTV
2014-01-14 17:39:19

St. George's University Aids U.S. Quest for Peace in South Sudan

American leaders at the international St. George's University unveiled a collaborative program to allow 11 students from war-torn South Sudan to study medicine in Grenada, West Indies. St. George's University is offering free tuition, housing, and a special program to prepare the students for medi......
prnewswire.com
2014-01-13 08:53:01
Jonglei State, S. Sudan Rebel Leader: 'Not Close' to Peace Deal

S. Sudan Rebel Leader: 'Not Close' to Peace Deal

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar says his side is no closer to agreeing to a peace deal following his meeting Saturday with African mediators.  Mediators from the East African regional group IGAD met with Machar in an undisclosed location in South Sudan. Speaking to VOA by pho....
Voanews.com
2014-01-12 07:24:11

UN Chief Pushes Kiir to Advance South Sudan Peace Talks

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on both rebels in South Sudan and the country's government to agree to an immediate cease-fire.Speaking at a news conference Friday, the U.N. chief said he had asked President Salva Kiir to advance the negotiations by agreeing to a key rebe....
Voanews.com
2014-01-10 19:10:12
Jonglei State, South Sudan Army Says it has Recaptured Bentiu

South Sudan Army Says it has Recaptured Bentiu

South Sudanese government troops have recaptured the town of Bentiu in oil-producing Unity state, army spokesman Philip Aguer told VOA Friday. Government troops retook the town at 2:30 p.m. after a two-hour battle with rebel forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, Aguer said. ....
Voanews.com
2014-01-10 10:49:15

South Sudan Army Says It Retakes Key State Capital

South Sudan's army says it has retaken a key state capital from rebels.Army spokesman Philip Aguer tells VOA that the army recaptured Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity State, at 2:30 Friday afternoon, local time.There has been been no independent confirmation of the report.Aguer also s....
Voanews.com
2014-01-10 09:22:08

S. Sudan Army Claims Recapture of Oil-producing State

South Sudan's army said it regained a rebel-held northern town on Friday, giving the government control of a region where oil production had been halted by fighting that has left the world's youngest nation close to civil war.   “It happened this afternoon at 2.30 p.m.,” (1130....
Voanews.com
2014-01-10 09:22:08

Ugandan bombing will jeopardise talks, warns South Sudan opposition

The South Sudan opposition has lashed out at the Ugandan government for supporting embattled President Salva Kiir by bombing rebel positions in Jonglei state.  The attacks, the oppos.......
TheHindu
2014-01-09 14:30:03
Jonglei State, South Sudan rivals battle over key oil region

South Sudan rivals battle over key oil region

South Sudanese government forces were Thursday battling to retake the key rebel-held town of Bentiu, as Washington warned the world's youngest nation was "in danger of shattering". Peace talks in neighbouring Ethiopia appeared deadlocked as fighting raged in the oil-rich Unity State i....
Yahoo!News
2014-01-09 13:27:08

Thousands Flee South Sudan Town As Gov't Troops Advance

Thousands of civilians have fled a state capital in South Sudan, amid fears of new clashes between rebels and government soldiers.U.N. humanitarian official Toby Lanzer visited Bentiu on Thursday. In a series of Twitter messages, he said he saw "virtually no civilians" in the center of to....
Voanews.com
2014-01-09 12:54:52
Jonglei State, Thousands Flee S. Sudan Town as Government Troops Advance

Thousands Flee S. Sudan Town as Government Troops Advance

Thousands of civilians have fled the capital of South Sudan's Unity State, amid fears of a new clash between government soldiers and rebel forces who control the town. In a series of Twitter messages Thursday from the town of Bentiu, U.N. humanitarian official Toby Lanzer said he saw &quo....
Voanews.com
2014-01-09 10:01:19
Jonglei State, Fighting Threatens Further Displacement in South Sudan

Fighting Threatens Further Displacement in South Sudan

The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) says recent fighting in South Sudan could significantly increase the number of displaced people.  Many continue to flee the country as well, with most taking refuge in neighboring Uganda. According to the U.N., more than 200,000 people have been ....
Voanews.com
2014-01-09 05:39:09
Jonglei State, Sudan Rebels Reject Government Plan to Unblock Peace Talks

Sudan Rebels Reject Government Plan to Unblock Peace Talks

South Sudanese rebels turned down on Wednesday a government plan to end a dispute over detainees and unblock peace talks aimed at halting violence that has killed at least 1,000 people in the world's youngest state. Three weeks of fighting, often along ethnic faultlines, has pitted Presid....
Voanews.com
2014-01-08 12:24:24

Heavy Clashes in South Sudan as Peace Talks Continue

Peace talks between South Sudan rebels and the government appear to be inching forward, amid reports of heavy clashes between the sides.Delegations for the two sides made statements Wednesday in Ethiopia's capital, a day after regional mediators presented a draft cease-fire agreement.Government ....
Voanews.com
2014-01-08 09:26:42

S Sudan: U.S. doctors try to heal ethnic fractures

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — After receiving eye surgery from the American doctors, a South Sudanese man sat with other patients who belonged to tribes he once considered enemies. The men spoke about their newly restored vision — both their eyesight and how they now perceive members of other ethn....
SFGate.com
2014-01-08 08:06:21

South Sudan Government Ready to Sign Cease-Fire 'Soon'

Delegates for South Sudan's government say they are prepared to sign a cease-fire "soon," as negotiations continue with anti-government fighters on a proposal to end weeks of deadly violence.Both sides made statements Wednesday in Ethiopia's capital, a day after regional mediators ....
Voanews.com
2014-01-08 05:11:37
Jonglei State, Amid South Sudan Fighting, One Rebel Leader Seeks Peace

Amid South Sudan Fighting, One Rebel Leader Seeks Peace

As fighting continues between South Sudanese government troops and forces loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar, long-time rebel leader David Yau Yau has agreed to lay down arms, officials say. "The ministry of defense has this declaration of ceasefire by the Sudan People Liberation....
Voanews.com
2014-01-07 14:22:33

UN: Combat continuing in South Sudan

U.N. peacekeepers reported fighting south of the city of Bor in oil-producing Jonglei state, and U.N. spokesman Farhan Haq said explosions were heard to the southeast. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called Kiir to urge him "to use the talks to find a peaceful, democratic way forward" and said....
SFGate.com
2014-01-07 13:04:34

South Sudan Gov't, Rebels Consider Cease-Fire

Delegates for South Sudan's government and the rebels trying to overthrow it are considering a cease-fire proposal.Regional mediators presented a draft agreement Tuesday in Ethiopia during talks to end more than three weeks of deadly fighting in South Sudan.Mediators from the East African bloc I....
Voanews.com
2014-01-07 12:48:56
Jonglei State, South Sudan's Peace Talks Off to Rough Start

South Sudan's Peace Talks Off to Rough Start

South Sudan's warring factions have opened peace talks in Ethiopia, as violence continues in at least two regions of South Sudan.   The two sides were set to hold a face-to-face meeting in Addis Ababa Sunday, following days of delays. But disagreements over "protocol issues"....
Voanews.com
2014-01-05 17:48:12
Jonglei State, South Sudan's Peace Talks Open in Ethiopia

South Sudan's Peace Talks Open in Ethiopia

South Sudan's warring factions have opened peace talks in Ethiopia, as violence continues in at least two regions of South Sudan. The two sides begin face-to-face negotiations in Addis Ababa Sunday following days of delays. Representatives for President Salva Kiir and ex-vice presi....
Voanews.com
2014-01-05 11:28:23

Fighting continues in South Sudan despite peace talks: army

JUBA (AFP) - Fighting was continuing across South Sudan on Sunday, the army said, even as peace talks between the government and rebels were set to begin in neighbouring Ethiopia.Army spokesman Philip Aguer reported ongoing clashes in the oil-producing Unity and Upper Nile states in the north, sayin....
DunyaNews
2014-01-05 07:48:02

South Sudan's Peace Talks Open in Ethiopia

South Sudan's warring factions have opened peace talks in Ethiopia, as violence continues in at least two regions of South Sudan.The two sides begin face-to-face negotiations in Addis Ababa Sunday following days of delays.Representatives for President Salva Kiir and ex-vice president Riek Machar....
Voanews.com
2014-01-05 01:36:59

South Sudan's Peace Talks Set for Sunday

South Sudan's warring factions are set to begin direct negotiations, in a bid to end a spiraling conflict that has left more than 1,000 people dead.Ethiopian Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told VOA on Saturday that the two sides would begin face-to-face talks on Sunday.The anticipated ta....
Voanews.com
2014-01-04 10:48:36
Jonglei State, South Sudan's Peace Talks Delayed

South Sudan's Peace Talks Delayed

Direct talks between South Sudan's warring factions have been delayed amid concerns that the world's newest nation is sliding toward civil war. Officials in Ethiopia say the face-to-face peace talks that were expected to begin Saturday in Addis Ababa have been put on hold because ther....
Voanews.com
2014-01-04 08:25:26
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