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The World Cannot Afford to Turn Its Back on South Sudan

Deepmala Mahla | Posted 07.15.2016 | World
Deepmala Mahla

JUBA, South Sudan -- The headlines will fade, but the needs will not. South Sudan is a country on a precipice, and all of our help and attention is needed now, and in the months to come, if this new country is to realize its bright future.

Fighting Erupts In South Sudan On Fifth Anniversary Of Independence

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2016 | World

JUBA (Reuters) - Gunfire rang out in South Sudan’s capital on Friday hours after five soldiers died in clashes between rival factions, raising fears...

Charlotte Alfred

Life Inside A UN Base Where Thousands Shelter From South Sudan's War | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.09.2015 | World

JUBA, South Sudan -- When South Sudan's bloody civil war broke out in December 2013, tens of thousands of people fled for their lives to United Nation...

Life in a Conflict Zone: Why the South Sudanese are Longing for Peace

Raymond C. Offenheiser | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Raymond C. Offenheiser

Peter spoke softly, looking at the ground as he explained how he arrived at this displaced persons camp on the outskirts of Juba, capital city of the world's newest nation, South Sudan.

South Sudan's Leaders Must Act Now to End Suffering

A View from the United Nations | Posted 02.15.2015 | Politics
A View from the United Nations

In October, the Government signed a joint communiqué with the United Nations in which it agreed to concrete measures for the prevention of conflict-related sexual violence.

In South Sudan, China Peacemaker Role Marks a First in Its Diplomacy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
Giorgio Cafiero

Such involvement contradicts China's traditional doctrine of non-interference in foreign countries' domestic disputes, but Beijing's economic and geopolitical interests in South Sudan have convinced it to bend its rules.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

"If peace comes, we will go home," she says, wiping sweat from her brow. "We will rebuild our tukuls [homes] and send our children to school. If [peace does not come] we will stay here, because we have nowhere to go."

Rape and War in South Sudan

Skye Wheeler | Posted 07.15.2014 | Women
Skye Wheeler

"It's like nothing before," one woman who saw her sister-in-law gang raped told us. She is just one of many women who have said they had been raped - ...

The UN in South Sudan: impartial, unwavering and committed

Hilde Johnson | Posted 05.07.2014 | World
Hilde Johnson

As the fighting broke out in Juba on the fateful night of 15 December, thousands of civilians flocked to the gates of the United Nations Mission in So...

The Clock Is Ticking: One Month to Avert a Hunger Crisis in South Sudan

Joseph Cahalan, PhD | Posted 04.26.2014 | Impact
Joseph Cahalan, PhD

In two months, violence has shattered South Sudan's fragile markets. Trade is disrupted. Food supplies were looted. Shops were destroyed.

Birth of a Nation

Cindy Stein Urbanc | Posted 04.20.2014 | Hawaii
Cindy Stein Urbanc

I am a midwife by training and to use an analogy related to that, giving birth is at once hard, painful, and ultimately leads to something beautiful. We shouldn't expect less when Africa bears a new nation.

Not Just Another War in Africa: Explaining the Crisis in South Sudan, the Devil is in the detail and so are real solutions.

Matthew Leriche | Posted 04.01.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

Early in December preparations began to celebrate the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9th 2005, which eventually led to the creation of South Sudan, the world's youngest nation. On or about December 15th, only two years a sovereign state, major violence escalated throughout South Sudan.

South Sudan on Fire

A View from the United Nations | Posted 03.31.2014 | World
A View from the United Nations

So far, thousands have been killed during fighting and in inter-ethnic attacks on Nuer and Dinka civilians. Hundreds of thousands have been displaced and are looking for a safe haven.

South Sudan in the Senate

John Prendergast | Posted 03.11.2014 | World
John Prendergast

Today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is holding a hearing on the urgent crisis unfolding in South Sudan. There are a number of specific things the U.S. can do to make a real difference in supporting peace.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
Daniel Wagner

The deadly turmoil that erupted in Juba last month threatens to ignite a full scale ethnic civil war across South Sudan. If peace talks between the government and the White Army rebels fail to stem the violence, a potential genocide may result.

Condemned: The Award-Winning Work of Robin Hammond on Mental Illness in Africa

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 10.17.2013 | Impact
K.J. Wetherholt

During a trip to Juba, South Sudan to cover the referendum for independence, photojournalist Robin Hammond came across a story he had never seen adequately depicted, when he saw, as he tells FotoEvidence, a mentally ill girl begging at the side of the road.

Implications of Iran and Sudan's Growing Alliance

Daniel Wagner | Posted 10.12.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

Recent geopolitical developments across the Middle East and Africa have added momentum to Iran and Sudan's strategic partnership, an alliance driven primarily by an interest in weakening the power of Israel, and by extension the U.S., throughout East Africa.

World's Youngest Nation Celebrates First Birthday

Posted 07.09.2012 | World

Thousands of South Sudanese came out on Sunday to celebrate the nation's first anniversary as an independent country. "We have fought for our right to...

Emmanuel Jal on Child Soldiers, Music and Peace

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact
Kristi York Wooten

"Faith is what gives me hope for tomorrow, but my music is the painkiller for today."

A Tale of Cities: Khartoum, Sudan and Juba, South Sudan (PHOTOS)

Shadi Bushra | Posted 04.17.2012 | World
Shadi Bushra

2012-02-16-slide_208697_698153_huge.jpg I won't waste more words here except to say that I hope I've captured some of that ordinary life in a way that paints a broader picture of the two countries beyond the strife.

Country: Know Thyself

Jake Townsend | Posted 10.16.2011 | World
Jake Townsend

National identity provides foundational strength for a country, for it defines that unique metaphoric construct for collective belief in the nation not only as a physical place, but as a collectively held idea.

The Struggle for Abyei (AUDIO)

Kimberly Abbott | Posted 08.02.2011 | World
Kimberly Abbott

The northern Sudanese army has occupied Abyei, a disputed territory that sits on the north-south Sudanese border, forcing thousands of residents to flee, increasing antagonism between North and South, and risking renewed conflict.

The Birth Pangs of the World's Newest Country: The Republic of South Sudan

Lee Bycel | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Lee Bycel

I am here to witness and understand what will happen here in the months to happen -- and to try and grasp what it will take on a human and political level.

World's Newest Nation Would Start Almost From Scratch

McClatchy | Shashank Bengali | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JUBA, Sudan -- As world capitals go, this surely would rank among the more modest. No grand boulevards; only a few two-lane roads. No commanding monum...

The Catholic University of Sudan: Not Pretty, but Makes a Lasting Impression

Catholic Relief Services | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Catholic Relief Services

A borrowed compound of non-descript, low-slung buildings that surround a hardscrabble courtyard would not win many converts were it on a college tour of high school juniors in the US. But to a few hundred Sudanese, it looks like Harvard yard.