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South Sudan Conflict

21st-Century Energy Wars

Michael T. Klare | Posted 07.08.2014 | Politics
Michael T. Klare

The world is aflame with new or intensifying conflicts. At first glance, these upheavals appear to be driven by their own idiosyncratic circumstances. But look more closely and they share several key characteristics -- notably, a witch's brew of ethnic, religious, and national antagonisms that have been stirred to the boiling point by a fixation on energy.

Patients 'Shot Dead In Hospital Beds' In South Sudan

AP | TOM ODULA | Posted 07.01.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Patients were shot in their hospital beds, medical and humanitarian staff killed, and medical facilities were destroyed in fig...

Aid Group Finds Scenes Of Horror, Starvation In South Sudan

AP | JOSPHAT KASIRE | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

LEER, South Sudan (AP) — Bodies stuffed in wells. Houses burned down. Children playing on military hardware. And infants showing the skeletal outlin...

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

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2014 | World

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...

Girl, 3, Led Her Blind Father On Foot For 4 Hours To Get Supplies In War-Torn South Sudan

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 05.02.2014 | Impact

One little girl puts a name and a face to the struggles of so many in South Sudan. Nyakhat Pal, 3, walked for four hours with her elderly and blin...

In South Sudan, Scenes Of Death Show Worsening Unrest

AP | ILYA GRIDNEFF | Posted 02.27.2014 | World

MALAKAL, South Sudan (AP) — House after house has been burned to the ground. Hospital patients have been shot by armed rebels while lying in their b...

South Sudan Accuses Rebels Of Massacring 127 Hospital Patients

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2014 | World

JUBA, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The South Sudanese government has accused rebel troops of committing atrocities against civilians by killing 127 hospital ...

The World's Youngest Country and a Very Old Disease: South Sudan Proves Guinea Worm Can Be Defeated With Return to Peace

Dr. Donald R. Hopkins | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Donald R. Hopkins

This past year, the national program reported a 99-percent reduction in cases since 2006. In the history of the campaign, this is the greatest reduction of cases in just seven years and is a demonstration of what South Sudan can do with sustained peace when it puts its mind to it.

200 Dead After Boat Fleeing South Sudan War Sinks

AP | By ILYA GRIDNEFF and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 03.16.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing som...

South Sudan's Warring Factions Agree On Ceasefire

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2014 | World

By Carl Odera and Aaron Maasho JUBA, Dec 31 (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebels agreed a ceasefire on Tuesday, mediators ...

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 ...

Obama Deploys Small Military Group To South Sudan

AP | Posted 12.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has deployed a small military contingent to South Sudan to help bolster security at the U.S. Embassy amid e...

103 Said Killed In South Sudan Cattle Raid

AP | MICHAEL ONYIEGO | Posted 02.10.2013 | World

JUBA, South Sudan -- More than 100 people were killed in a violence-prone region of South Sudan when one tribe attacked another while cattle were bein...