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If Soldiers Do Not Respect Civilian Life, What Kind of Country Is It?

Heather Robinson | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Heather Robinson

Sudanese-American activists from across the country gathered on Thursday outside the United Nations in New York City to implore the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to increase protection for civilians caught in the crossfire of a vicious civil war in Southern Sudan.

Fighting Erupts In South Sudan On Fifth Anniversary Of Independence

Reuters | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 07.08.2016 | Home

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

A Major Breakthrough Brings The World's Youngest Nation Closer To Peace

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.26.2016 | Home

South Sudan's leaders took the first tangible step toward peace in two and a half years on Tuesday, raising hopes the young country's nightmarish civi...

South Sudan's War Has Raged For Two Years, Making Some People Very Rich

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.06.2017 | Home

South Sudan on Tuesday marked a grim milestone. It's been two years since the rivalry between the nation’s top two leaders erupted into bloodshed on...

Activist Heads to Addis in Wake of Obama's Visit

Heather Robinson | Posted 08.07.2016 | Black Voices
Heather Robinson

Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng will travel to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on August 11th to be a "voice of peace" as Southern Sudanese leaders face President Obama's August 17th deadline for halting their violence and negotiating peace.

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 | Home
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.

South Sudan Slips Into Vicious Chaos Amidst International Belatedness, Lack of Commitment

Eric Reeves | Posted 07.22.2014 | Home
Eric Reeves

This confluence of forces has made catastrophe inevitable; the question is not whether famine will strike, but where and how hard -- and how many thousands of lives will be lost.

Fragile Peace Process in South Sudan

Erik Solheim | Posted 07.20.2014 | Home
Erik Solheim

A lasting solution in South Sudan will require a system in which the oil money supports peace rather than war. Everyone should be able to see exactly how much money is earned and where it goes.

Sources: U.S. Planning To Impose Sanctions On Both Sides Of South Sudan Conflict

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2014 | Home

UNITED NATIONS, May 5 (Reuters) - The United States is planning to impose sanctions on individuals on both sides of the South Sudan conflict in the co...

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 | Home
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.

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | Home
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.

South Sudan: Will It Turn Into Another Somalia?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.23.2014 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

Two and a half million people died before South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, became independent in July 2011. But in just one week, fighting spread among former liberation leaders, thrusting the country into the cusp of a civil war.

South Sudan: Birth of a Nation Amid Joy and Deadly Unfinished Business

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.16.2011 | Home
Evelyn Leopold

They fought for dignity. They also fought for new shoes -- a better life in impoverished South Sudan after decades of devastating warfare. But explosive border conflicts threaten the stability of the world's newest nation.