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Fighting Erupts In South Sudan On Fifth Anniversary Of Independence
Gunfire rang out around the capital of the world's newest nation.
A Major Breakthrough Brings The World's Youngest Nation Closer To Peace
The peace deal was hanging by a thread until the opposition leader's homecoming.
South Sudan's War Has Raged For Two Years, Making Some People Very Rich
"Greed is driving the calculations of South Sudan’s government and rebel leaders," the leader of one advocacy group said.
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Hope for Justice for South Sudan
Associate Director, International Justice Program, Human Right...
The peace agreement that President Salva Kiir finally signed on August 26 - that will hopefully ensure an end to South Sudan's current conflict - includes justice provisions that offer a chance to break a decades-long cycle of brutal abuses that South Sudanese have endured for too long.
UN: South Sudanese Soldiers Raped Children, Burned People Alive
"The intensity and brutality of violence aimed at civilians is hitherto unseen."
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South Sudan President And Rebel Leader Sign 'Power Sharing' Deal
In South Sudan, China Peacemaker Role Marks a First in Its Diplomacy
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
Senior Fellow at Harvard University’s François-Xavier Bagnoud ...
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
Assistant Professor, Columbia University
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.
Protecting the Media in Transitional States
Dallin Van Leuven
Specialist in rule of law and international affairs
Certainly, the U.S. can and should lead the way in promoting free speech across the world. But when it comes to promoting a free press and protecting the media in transitional states, perhaps the world would be better off following the lead of countries like Ghana.
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