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U.S. Seeks Sanctions In South Sudan Conflict

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.S. official says the United States is seeking a U.N. resolution that would authorize sanctions against individuals undermi...

In South Sudan, China Peacemaker Role Marks a First in Its Diplomacy

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 11.11.2014 | World
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 | World
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.

Why South Sudan Needs to Look Back to Move Forward

Helen Ouyang, MD, MPH | Posted 07.21.2014 | World
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.

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 | World
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.

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...

Regional Implications of a South Sudanese Civil War

Daniel Wagner | Posted 03.09.2014 | World
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'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 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 ...

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.

South Sudan: Will It Turn Into Another Somalia?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
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.

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...

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...

South Sudan's New Oil Laws Offer a Reason for Optimism

Dana Wilkins | Posted 02.16.2013 | World
Dana Wilkins

If implemented effectively, these requirements could go a long way in ensuring the country's oil is managed transparently and benefits all citizens. So why is this so important?

South Sudan President Says Sudan Has Declared War

AP | ALEXA OLESEN | Posted 06.24.2012 | World

BEIJING — The president of newly independent South Sudan, in Beijing lobbying for economic and diplomatic support, told China's president on Tue...

Sudan and South Sudan: Oil and the Recent Border Clashes

Dana Wilkins | Posted 03.29.2012 | World
Dana Wilkins

Any new deal must address the pervasive mistrust around the oil sector by guaranteeing transparency and independent verification in its implementation.

Over 100 Killed In Southern Sudan Fights

AP | MAGGIE FICK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KAMPALA, Uganda — Two days of fighting in Southern Sudan between the region's army and a rebel faction killed 105 people, a southern army spokes...

China's Sudan Predicament

Joe Lauria | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joe Lauria

Caught between its longstanding opposition to independence movements worldwide and its expanding economic interests, Beijing finds itself remarkably choosing to court a separatist government.

Salva Kiir: Sudan President's Main Rival To Meet With George Bush

The Guardian | Simon Tisdall | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A leading political rival of Omar al-Bashir, Sudan's embattled president, is to hold talks with President George Bush in Washington today, in what wil...

Defusing Sudan's Ticking Time Bomb

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Sudan's president has given the world loud and clear warning signs of his intent to commit more mass atrocities. This situation calls out for stepped up diplomacy and multilateral cooperation.