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South Sudan War

Can China Still Claim 'Non-Interference' In Africa?

The China Africa Project | Farah_Mohamed | Posted 10.03.2016 | Home

Eric Olander and Cobus van Staden are the duo behind the China Africa Project and hosts of the popular China in Africa Podcast. We’re here to answer...

South Sudan Security Forces Are Raping And Killing Civilians: UN

Reuters | Rebecca Falconer | Posted 12.29.2016 | Home

GENEVA (Reuters) - Government soldiers and security forces in South Sudan executed civilians and gang-raped women and girls during and after ethnicall...

The World Cannot Afford to Turn Its Back on South Sudan

Deepmala Mahla | Posted 07.15.2016 | Home
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.

Fears Of Renewed Civil War After Hundreds Killed In South Sudan Fighting

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 07.11.2016 | Home

JUBA (Reuters) - Heavy fighting involving tanks and helicopters raged in South Sudan on Monday between troops loyal to the president and those backing...

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...

Photos Show Devastation After Fighting At A U.N. Site In South Sudan

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 03.12.2016 | Home

The United Nations is launching an investigation into its response to deadly violence that erupted at a protection of civilians site in South Sudan la...

UN Accuses South Sudan Forces Of Deliberately Raping, Killing Civilians

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 03.11.2016 | Home

GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government operated a "scorched earth policy" of deliberate rape, pillage and killing of civilians during the civil w...

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...

Report Finds Forced Cannibalism, Mass Graves In South Sudan

Associated Press | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 01.03.2017 | Home

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Investigators discovered atrocities by all sides in South Sudan's civil war, including testimony of forced cannibalism and ...

U.S. Proposes UN Arms Embargo On War-Torn South Sudan

AP | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The United States is proposing that the U.N. Security Council impose an arms embargo on South Sudan after its president shocked...

Charlotte Alfred

Life Inside A UN Base Where Thousands Shelter From South Sudan's War

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.09.2015 | Home

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...

Charlotte Alfred

Political Exiles' Return To South Sudan Raises Cautious Hopes For Peace

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.10.2015 | Home

JUBA, South Sudan -- After more than a year in exile, five former political detainees arrived in South Sudan’s capital city of Juba this week for s...

Charlotte Alfred

This War Is Dramatically Escalating, But Remains Hidden From View

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 06.05.2015 | Home

Every week, we bring you one overlooked aspect of the stories that made news in recent days. You noticed the media forgot all about another story's ba...

Sexual Violence in South Sudan -- A Tactic of War

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 06.20.2015 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

The women and children of South Sudan, are amongst the most vulnerable. The protracted emergencies and complete absence of social services is destroying the human capital base and potential of the youngest country in the world.

South Sudan President And Rebel Leader Sign 'Power Sharing' Deal

Reuters | Posted 04.03.2015 | Home

ADDIS ABABA, Feb 2 (Reuters) - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar signed another ceasefire agreement on Monday, edg...

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

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.19.2014 | Home

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...

Trapped in an Open Air Prison

Crystal Wells | Posted 12.16.2014 | Home
Crystal Wells

Mary Nyalipe Yoac has lived through five famines and four wars. Her brown eyes, now fading into a bluish grey with age, have witnessed more brutality and suffering than most can comprehend. Tragically, the last 10 months were no different, her community devoured by fighting and all that she owned destroyed or looted.

With Fighting, There Will Be Too Much Famine

Crystal Wells | Posted 11.02.2014 | Home
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."

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

Nick Turse | Posted 09.30.2014 | Home
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.

Why South Sudan Needs to Look Back to Move Forward

Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH | Posted 07.21.2014 | Home
Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH

While aid is crucial, especially to the 3.7 million people who are currently experiencing emergency levels of food insecurity, transformation for the world's newest country has to come from within.

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

Reuters | Posted 03.12.2014 | Home

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

Escape By Night From South Sudan's Warzones

Agence France Presse | Peter Martell | Posted 03.11.2014 | Home

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 Peace Talks To Begin Monday

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.08.2014 | Home

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 Prez Declares State Of Emergency

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2014 | Home

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

South Sudan's Forgotten People and Their Forgotten Diseases

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