(ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia) — The U.S. envoy to South Sudan says “thousands” of people in South Sudan have died since a cease-fire was signed in January. The comments Thursday in Ethiopia by Donald Booth highlight that the January truce has not been effective. Booth said the U.S. is deeply disappointed in the South Sudan government…
Child Protection Specialist Masumi Yamashina and other UNICEF staff members were trapped for nearly a week in a U.N. compound in Malakal, South Sudan, amidst fierce fighting for control of the town. More than 20,000 people who had been displaced by the crisis in the world’s youngest country were also sheltering in the compound. Below […]
As the fighting broke out in Juba on the fateful night of 15 December, thousands of civilians flocked to the gates of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in search of protection. Old men carrying nothing but their walking...Show More Summary
Wycliffe Associates, an organization that focuses on accelerating Bible translation around the world, plans to send volunteers to South Sudan to influence unreached people, many of whom are without the scriptures in their own language. Show More Summary
Wait, isn’t Balmain’s designer black though? Thursday night IMG model Ajak Deng, who is from South Sudan, made major waves in the fashion industry with a Twitter rant that accused Balmain of dropping her from their Fall 2014 Paris Fashion
My friend Mangok looks like a typical South Sudanese young man, tall and lanky, though he's grown in the fifteen years since our first meeting in Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya. He was resettled to the U.S. under the historic Lost Boys...Show More Summary
In her second slideshow, Art21 writer-in-residence Alinka Echeverría shares her photographs from South Sudan.
Suzanne Vega, Rupert Murdoch’s broken marriage, Silicon Valley’s circus of innovation, Tom Steyer, the inconvenient billionaire; South Sudan’s old enmities and Facebook’s plan to conquer the world — some of the stories on menu this weekend.
JUBA, South Sudan – Sudanese authorities arrested a pastor in Omdurman as he was preaching on Sunday and threatened that he would "face justice" unless he resigned his position, sources said.
"I was born in the first civil war, I grew up in war, got married in war, and had children in war. My whole life is consumed by war. I know what war looks like, but what our people have done to each other was something I could have never...Show More Summary
(Nairobi) – Both pro and antigovernment armed forces are responsible for serious abuses that may amount to war crimes in two key oil hubs in South Sudan during recent fighting, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch researchers visited Malakal and Bentiu, the capitals of two oil producing states, between January 29 and February 14, 2014. Show More Summary
South Sudan suddenly exploded into a chaos of mass murder and ethnic fighting on December 15 last year. President Salva Kiir had fired his Vice President Riek Machar and the secretary-general of SPLM, the ruling party and the only political machine in the land, in an attempt to consolidate power. Show More Summary
South Sudan’s Jan. 23 ceasefire was supposed to put an end to more than a month of violence that killed roughly 10,000 people, displaced more than 800,000 others, and threatened to unravel the fragile social fabric of a fledgling state that has been independent for just 31 months. Show More Summary
Hospital patients in South Sudan have been murdered in their beds and arson attacks have been perpetrated against medical facilities, reports AP, as violence in the country worsens. The charity Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans...Show More Summary
Aid group Doctors Without Borders say ongoing violence has created a 'climate of utter disrespect and fear'.
This was to be the first generation to grow up without war. It was just two-and-a-half years ago that 99 percent of South Sudanese voted for independence, ending decades of conflict and ushering in a new chapter as an autonomous nation. Show More Summary
UNICEF’s Director of Emergency Programs, Ted Chaiban, visited South Sudan last week. He writes about the urgency to fund relief programs as the rainy season approaches. It is heartbreaking to see the devastation wrought on the people of South Sudan since the sudden outbreak of fighting there two months ago. More than 850,000 South Sudanese […]
MINKAMAN, South Sudan (AP) — When the shooting began, Ajing Abiik and his two younger brothers ran for their lives. The shy 12-year-old with the serious expression is now among 90,000 people in one of South Sudan's largest camps of people who have been displaced since war broke out in December.
22 February 2014 -- WHO is working with the South Sudan Government and partners to provide vaccines to protect nearly 140 000 people living in temporary camps in South Sudan against cholera.