WASHINGTON — The ongoing tit-for-tat battles between Sudan and the newly-formed country of South Sudan continues. Now, Sudan has officially notified South Sudan that it will stop oil exports coming in from South Sudan in addition to freezing their oil and economic agreements. The condition to reverse this decision? South Sudan’s government, based in Juba, [...]
South Sudan has urged the African Union to help resolve a bitter dispute with former civil war foes Sudan. ||| Addis Ababa - South Sudan has urged the African Union to help resolve a bitter dispute with former civil war foes Sudan, after Khartoum ordered oil pipelines to be shut and accusing Juba of backing rebels. Show More Summary
Since 2011, over 150,000 people from Blue Nile state alone, have fled across the border to languish in refugee camps in Ethiopia and South Sudan, with tens of thousands internally-displaced within Sudan itself.
She's just moved from her post at a refugee camp in South Sudan to one of the world's largest in Jordan, making Kathryn Mahoney's Instagram feed absolutely fascinating and sobering. Follow along.
Sudan’s oil minister told pipeline operators to halt the transit of South Sudanese oil, a ministry official told RIA Novosti late on Saturday.
President Omar al-Bashir orders halt after issuing warning last month against South Sudan supporting rebels.
WASHINGTON – In other news, United Nations peacekeepers cannot protect civilians in the volatile country of South Sudan. Reuters’ most recent article exposes the inadequacies facing U.N. peacekeeping missions in remote and lawless places. In the country’s eastern state of Jonglei, violence continues to rage as U.N. peacekeepers can only look on. State security forces [...]
I just got back from visiting IRC programmes in Kenya. It was an inspiring and in some ways harrowing visit. The country is the heart of East Africa: when Somalia or (South) Sudan is unstable, Kenya feels the impact, and when Kenya is struggling, it impacts the rest of the sub region... Show More Summary
(JUBA, South Sudan) — A U.N. official says more than 23,500 people have fled fighting in South Sudan’s Jonglei state and sought refuge in neighboring countries of Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia. Tim Irwin, a spokesman in South Sudan for the U.N.’s refugee agency said Friday the majority of the refugees were fleeing to Ethiopia. Show More Summary
The people of South Sudan have taught us a powerful lesson: never surrender to pessimism. Their resilience, which brought them an independent country, has also helped South Sudan overcome the daunting challenges of going through eighteen long months virtually without government revenues.
Ethiopia would receive $1 billion (R9.6bn) in funding from the Brazilian Development Bank to build a section of a railway that would connect to neighbouring South Sudan, foreign ministry official Taye Atskeselassie said on Friday. ||| ethiopia...Show More Summary
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South Sudan must export all its oil through pipelines owned by Sudan. South Sudan resumed oil production in April this year, 16 months after a shutdown caused by disagreements with Sudan over oil transit fees.
Police arbitrarily arrested Michael Koma, the managing editor of South Sudan's daily Juba Monitor, on May 2 and detained him for four days following the publication of an article critical of the deputy security minister. A veteran journalist, Koma has experienced firsthand the poor state of press freedom within Africa's...
Dear President Salva Kiir Mayardit: We are writing to express our deep concern about the deteriorating state of press freedom in your country. In the past six months, CPJ has documented several cases of attacks, intimidation, and detention...Show More Summary
Dara McLeod is the Director of Communications for Refugees International, a non-profit organization that seeks to end displacement and statelessness crises worldwide and accepts no government or UN funding. JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — It was early evening in South Sudan, and my colleagues and I had made our way to the compound of a Member [...]
Murle tribe in Jonglie state attacks Jikany people in neighbouring Upper Nile state, killing 29, local official says.
UN says town of Pibor has been destroyed, between fighting and looting, by rebels and army soldiers alike.
A PLUME of black smoke marked the resumption of South Sudan’s main oil field on May 5th, after a 16-month hiatus. The Palouge oil field in the north-eastern state of Upper Nile, which accounts for 80% of the country’s oil production,...Show More Summary
The rebellion led by David Yauyau in South Sudan’s Jonglei State has attracted some press coverage lately; here I’ll try to provide some background sources about Yauyau and his movement, as well as some key dates. Yauyau has rebelled twice … Continue reading ?