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South Sudan Violence

Reports: U.S. Weighs Targeted Sanctions Against South Sudan

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | World

By Louis Charbonneau and Warren Strobel UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The United States is weighing targeted sanctions...

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...

Lost Boy Home and the South Sudan Conflict

Mark Barger Elliott | Posted 03.11.2014 | Arts
Mark Barger Elliott

Zachariah Char returned to South Sudan in December to build a medical clinic honoring his father and mother. On December 18, he was evacuated from South Sudan by the U.S. government. In this brief Op-Doc, Zachariah speaks movingly as to how these events have preempted the realization of his "dream."

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 ...

An Urgent Need for Peace in World's Youngest Nation

Dominic MacSorley | Posted 03.09.2014 | Impact
Dominic MacSorley

South Sudan is unravelling and at an alarming pace. The longer this conflict continues, the harder it will be to stitch South Sudan's communities back together into a unified nation.

South Sudan Peace Talks To Begin Monday

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.08.2014 | World

Formal peace talks between South Sudan's government and rebels are set to open Monday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, delegates and diplomats sa...

South Sudan's Warring Factions Start Direct Talks

AP | ELIAS MESERET | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Two warring factions from South Sudan held direct peace talks on Sunday for the first time since conflict began roiling...

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...

U.S. Embassy Begins Evacuating Personnel In South Sudan

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in South Sudan is evacuating more of its personnel because of a deteriorating security situation. The emb...

South Sudan's Prez Declares State Of Emergency

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | World

By Carl Odera and Aaron Maasho JUBA/ADDIS ABABA, Jan 1 (Reuters) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir declared a state of emergency ...

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'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 ...

Uganda Threatens To Turn South Sudanese Violence Into Regional Conflict

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2014 | World

By Aaron Maasho and Carl Odera JUBA, Dec 30 (Reuters) - Uganda's president said on Monday East African nations had agreed to ...

'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...

South Sudan's Peace Unravelling -- The Misery Continues

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 02.26.2014 | World
Siddharth Chatterjee

It has taken decades of work and the loss of millions of lives for African countries like Rwanda to recover from bloody civil wars. It is unconscionable that the people of South Sudan be left vulnerable to a similar fate.

Violence In South Sudan Forces More Than 120,000 To Flee

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and TOM ODULA | Posted 02.26.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — South Sudan's government on Friday agreed to end hostilities, regional leaders said at the end of a crisis summit, raising hop...

South Sudan Peace Talks Held Amid Continuing Clashes

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.25.2014 | World

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Fighting persisted in parts of South Sudan's oil-producing region as African leaders on Thursday tried to mediate between t...

UN In South Sudan Denies Report Of Mass Grave

AP | JASON STRAZIUSO | Posted 02.24.2014 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United Nations mission in South Sudan has denied a report of a mass grave that was issued by the office of a U.N. Commissi...

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...

U.S. Military Repositions Forces Amid South Sudan Clashes

Reuters | Posted 02.22.2014 | World

By Phil Stewart and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, Dec 23 (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Monday deployed about 150 Marines to a base in the ...

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...

7 Things You Need to Know Now About the Escalating Violence in South Sudan

Matthew Leriche | Posted 02.21.2014 | World
Matthew Leriche

In the past week, what started as a political confrontation in South Sudan has descended into serious violence with the potential for mass atrocities. But continued fighting and civil war is not inevitable.

U.S. May Take More Steps To Aid Americans In S. Sudan

AP | By JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama told Congress Sunday that he may take further military action to protect Americans in violence-plagued South ...