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South Sudan Civil War

How The World's Newest Country Went From Hope To Horror In One Year

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.19.2014 | World

On the night of Dec. 15, 2013, gunshots rang out from the barracks of the presidential guard in Juba, the capital of the new nation of South Sudan. So...

From a Displacement Camp in Juba, Former Director of Agriculture Watches as his State Slides Closer to Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.16.2014 | Impact
Crystal Wells

A year ago, James Gatluak, 38, was working with farmers across all nine counties in Unity State to increase food production. Today, he is stuck in a displacement camp in Juba, his state overrun by violence and its people sliding closer to famine.

China, America, and a New Cold War in Africa?

Nick Turse | Posted 09.30.2014 | Politics
Nick Turse

Is the conflict tearing this new nation apart actually a proxy fight between the world's two top economic and military powers? That's the way South Sudan's Information Minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, tells it.

Ceasefire In South Sudan

AP | ELIAS MESERET and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 03.25.2014 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's government and rebels signed a cease-fire deal Thursday that leaders hope will put a pause to five weeks ...

Gruesome Violence Seen In South Sudan Conflict

AP | ILYA GRIDNEFF | Posted 01.25.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Officials in South Sudan say the U.N. has gathered evidence of gruesome attacks being carried out in the country's month-ol...

U.S. Scrambles To Avert Civil War In South Sudan

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years after midwifing South Sudan's birth, the United States is desperately trying to prevent the world's youngest nation fr...

Escape By Night From South Sudan's Warzones

Agence France Presse | Peter Martell | Posted 03.11.2014 | World

They came at dawn in their hundreds, squeezed onto barges that slipped across the river through the frontlines under cover of darkness, the latest to ...

South Sudan's Warring Factions Meet In Ethiopia

AP | BEN CURTIS and ELIAS MESERET | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — South Sudan's warring factions held preliminary meetings Friday ahead of the official start of negotiations in neighbor...

South Sudan's Forgotten People and Their Forgotten Diseases

Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D. | Posted 03.02.2014 | World
Peter Hotez, M.D, Ph.D.

This week the community of tropical disease experts working in South Sudan is holding its collective breath over recent news of ethnic attacks, a potential for civil war, and the prospect that a public health tragedy could soon emerge in the region.

South Sudan Rebels Agree To Talks As Fighting Rages

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | World

By Carl Odera and Aaron Maasho JUBA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebels sent delegates to peace talks in Ethiopia ...

'White Army' Militia Marches To Fight In South Sudan

AP | By JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Twenty-five thousand young men who make up a tribal militia known as the "White Army" are marching toward a contested state...

UN Finds Mass Grave In South Sudan

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER and JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.23.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.N. investigators discovered a mass grave in a rebel-held city in South Sudan, the United Nations said Tuesday, as a possible...

Why Is South Sudan Fighting?

Reuters | Posted 02.23.2014 | World

* Crisis between president and deputy long festered * Bush war tactics trumping statesmanship * Fighting exposes failure...

3,000 Foreigners Trapped In Violence-Ridden South Sudanese City

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — British, Canadian and Kenyan citizens are among 3,000 foreigners trapped in a South Sudan city experiencing bouts of heavy mac...

Fears Of Civil War Grow In South Sudan

Reuters | Posted 02.21.2014 | World

By Carl Odera and Ben Makori JUBA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - South Sudan said it had sent more soldiers to retake the flashpoint town of Bor ...

South Sudan Government Says It's Open To Talks To Prevent War

Reuters | Posted 02.18.2014 | World

By Carl Odera JUBA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - South Sudan's government said on Friday it was ready for dialogue with rivals to prevent a retu...