More than 50 people have been killed in fighting between a new rebel group and government troops in a remote town in South Sudan, and the “smell of dead bodies” is in residential areas, a church official said Wednesday.
South Sudan has canceled celebrations for its fifth anniversary of independence as scores of civilians died in fresh clashes between government and rebel forces. The country is the world’s youngest nation after gaining independence from its northern neighbor Sudan in on July 9, 2011, in a landslide referendum. Show More Summary
No military parade or other events to take place as war ravages economy and inflation hits almost 300 percent.
JUBA (Reuters) - At least 43 people were killed in fighting between armed groups and government forces around the northwest South Sudanese town of Wau last week, a government official said on Tuesday.
The UN set up a security cordon near South Sudan to protect civilians caught up in the latest peaks of violence.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday expressed concern at fighting the South Sudanese city of Wau, announcing the deployment of additional UN peacekeeping capacities to the area, the United Nations said in a statement.
JUBA (Reuters) - Fighting between government forces and armed groups around a town in the northwest of South Sudan has forced thousands to flee, the United Nations and an aid agency said on Saturday.
JUBA, South Sudan – Joseph Deng received a call from a friend on March 8 saying that his 27-year-old son was lying in a cemetery. “He’s alive. Don’t go alone,” the friend warned. Deng’s son, a newspaper editor named Afandi Joseph, had been missing for four days. It was evening, around 9 pm, when the father rushed to the graveyard...
Technically Incorrect: South Sudan has never been to the Olympics before. A new ad, featuring 19-year-old 400-meter-runner Margret Rumat Rumat Hassan, shows what that means.
As far as the formal record is concerned, Thon Maker was born on Feb. 25, 1997 in what is now South Sudan. That was 19 years ago. But some (...)
Nowhere else in Africa do China's financial, diplomatic and geopolitical interests confront as much risk as they do in South Sudan. Beijing has invested billions of dollars in the country's oil sector, deployed about 1,000 troops to serve as U.N. Show More Summary
Peacekeepers reprimanded over "lack of responsiveness" during deadly attack on refugee camp in Malakal in February.
Investigators say peacekeepers left their posts in attack on UN-protected site in city of Malakal that killed 40 people.
South Sudan, the newest country to be recognized by the IOC, will have their first-ever Olympic team competing this year in Rio. It is a moment of great pride for the entire nation and for South Sudanese athletes like Margret Rumat Rumat...Show More Summary
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Confusion over command and control and rules of engagement marred a response by United Nations peacekeepers to deadly violence in a U.N. compound in South Sudan sheltering nearly 50,000 civilians, the world body said on Tuesday.
"The Chant" stars Margret Rumat Rumar Hassan, the 19-year-old 400-meter runner from South Sudan who represents that country's first-ever Olympic athlete.
Every athlete competing in the Olympic games has an incredibly inspiring story to tell, but some stories simply defy the odds. Take 19-year-old Margret Rumat Rumar Hassan, a 400-meter runner from South Sudan. At this year's Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Hassan will compete in her first games, an already impressive feat for such a young athlete. Show More Summary
This piece is part of a reporting partnership between ONE and Refugees Deeply. Khamisa grew up in southern Sudan, in an area now part of the world’s newest country, South Sudan. When she was 10 years old, her father was killed in a land dispute; fearing their own safety, Khamisa and her mother traveled to…
To End Sexual Violence, Women Must Be Agents of Change For the past year I have visited conflict zones from Afghanistan to Somalia, Lebanon, Liberia and South Sudan. In each of these countries it has been the human stories that stick with me, both those related to sexual- and gender-based violence...
For the past year I have visited conflict zones from Afghanistan to Somalia, Lebanon, Liberia and South Sudan. In each of these countries it has been the human stories that stick with me, both those related to sexual- and gender-based...Show More Summary