Forest Whitaker first visited Africa while doing research for "The Last King of Scotland" some 12 years ago. Now starring in "Black Panther," Whitaker has returned regularly to Uganda and South Sudan, launching a nonprofit organization called Whitaker Peace and Development Initiative. (Feb. 15)
South Africa awaits Jacob Zuma's resignation but is he really a "dead President walking"? Meanwhile, the Oxfam scandal spreads to South Sudan.
JUBA (Reuters) - A South African on trial in South Sudan could face the death penalty if found guilty of charges including conspiracy to overthrow the government and supplying weapons, his lawyer said on Tuesday, a day after his co-defendant was sentenced to death.
JUBA (Reuters) - A spokesman for South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was sentenced to death on Monday on charges of treason and incitement against the government.
Is Kenya on the road to dictatorship? Or civil war? How much longer will Jacob Zuma hang on as South African president? Why have three Sudanese newspapers been taken out of circulation? And why has South Sudan's ambassador to Washington been recalled to Juba?
The world’s newest nation remains its most fragile state. With the help of World Vision, more than 250 South Sudanese children will have the chance to return to school, reunite with their families, and receive counseling after yearsShow More Summary
Another 400 are set to be released in the coming weeks, after Wednesday's "laying down of the guns" ceremony.
More than 300 child soldiers released in South Sudan
More than 19,000 kids have been lured into combat since the civil war erupted.
YAMBIO, South Sudan (Reuters) - Bakhita was only 12 years old when rebels snatched her from her family's farm, adding her to a grim list of almost 19,000 children that the United Nations says have been recruited, often by force, by armed groups in South Sudan's brutal civil war.
The United Nations in South Sudan says 311 child soldiers have been released from armed groups in the war-torn country.
How much longer can Jacob Zuma hang on to his job as South African president? Kenya deports Odinga supporter. South Sudan asks Nairobi to deport former army chief of staff, General Paul Malong Awan. Uganda is investigating allegations that its officials defrauded donors by inflating refugee numbers and diverting food aid.
Sam Mednick has been reporting on the war-torn African nation for the Associated Press.
JUBA (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters massed outside the U.S. embassy and U.N. headquarters in South Sudan's capital on Tuesday, chanting slogans against an arms embargo imposed by Washington, before some attacked journalists at the scene.
AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) — It's been almost two years since Deng Machar's three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle. Sitting in South Sudan's opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet.
The second round of high level talks to end South Sudan's conflict kicked off Monday in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Pressure is mounting on President Salva Kiir to ressurect a 2015 peace deal with his rival Riek Machar, and put an end to the suffering of the South Sudanese people.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on civil war-torn South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same.
A ceasefire agreement signed on December 21 between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces has revived a 2015 peace process and brought hope that the conflict will not persist into its fifth year. The agreement includes obligations to "ensure protection of media" and "[c]ease all forms of harassment...
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday banned the export of weapons and defense services to South Sudan, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country's four-year civil war.