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Official: Over 50 people killed in new South Sudan fighting

2 hours agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

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 Cancels Five-Year Independence Anniversary

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

South Sudan cancels independence celebrations

No military parade or other events to take place as war ravages economy and inflation hits almost 300 percent.

Rebel, army clashes kill 43 near South Sudan's Wau: government

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.

UN Sets Up Security Cordon to Shield Civilians Amid South Sudan Fighting

The UN set up a security cordon near South Sudan to protect civilians caught up in the latest peaks of violence.

UN Chief Concerned About Fighting in South Sudan, Boosts Peacekeeper Force

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.

South Sudan forces, armed groups clash, displacing civilians: U.N

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.

Deaths, detainments mount as media environment worsens in South Sudan

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...

Samsung brilliantly evokes a country's first-ever Olympics - CNET

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.

Do You Know How Old Thon Maker Is? If So, Some NBA Teams Could Use Your Help

6 days agoSports : The Big Lead

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 (...)

Why China Is So Invested In South Sudan's Future

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

UN to send peacekeepers home over South Sudan inaction

Peacekeepers reprimanded over "lack of responsiveness" during deadly attack on refugee camp in Malakal in February.

UN failed to protect civilians in South Sudan: report

Investigators say peacekeepers left their posts in attack on UN-protected site in city of Malakal that killed 40 people.

Samsung Official TVC: "The Chant" - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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

U.N. reaction to Malakal violence in South Sudan marred by confusion

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.

Leo Burnett Chicago, Samsung Chant for South Sudan’s First Olympian

"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.

Samsung Celebrates South Sudan's First Olympic Appearance With a Heart-Pounding Chant

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

8,395 miles: One refugee’s journey from South Sudan to Boise, Idaho

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 take the lead

last weekNews : The Raw Story

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...

To End Sexual Violence In Conflict, Women Must Be Agents of Change

last weekNews : Newsweek: US

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

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