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South Sudan has become an aid-dependent entity

From the Pacific to Africa, the fate of nations is too often decided in the boardrooms of London or New York.

On the Ground in South Sudan: Delivering Humanitarian and Food Assistance Against The Odds

Last week I accompanied World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin to South Sudan to see how the world’s largest humanitarian food agency is addressing one of its most complex and pressing challenges.   

WTF Friday, 3/27/2015

Hello again, internets. I’ve been out of commission for the last few weeks with the flu and then bronchitis. While I was busy coughing: South Sudan geared up to sue UNICEF for its totally accurate claim that state security forces have … Continue reading ?

Music For Good: Friendly Savages Partners With Austin Startup For Clean Water To South Sudan

Austin based startup, The Entertainment Helping Company (ehco) has announced their next campaign in partnership with Friendly Savages. Having chosen Every Village as the non-profit to support, the is offering exclusive merchandise via ehco to provide clean water to South Sudan. __________________________________________ The Giving Channel empowers artists to offer fans...

The UN Is Fed Up With South Sudan's Leaders — and They Might Actually Do Something About It

5 days agoNews : Vice News

The United Nations Security Council is inching closer to imposing sanctions on individuals in South Sudan and instituting an arms embargo.

Sanctions threat will not deter counter-attacks: South Sudan president

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, fresh from being extended in office for another three years, said on Wednesday the threat of international sanctions would not keep him from retaliating against his rival.

UN Security Council Can Sanction S Sudan After Peace Talks Deadline Passes

After the South Sudan peace talks failed to result in an agreement by the March 5 deadline, the UN Security Council warned that it could impose an arms embargo and introduce targeted measures against those who threaten security in the country.

U.N. ramps up threat to sanction South Sudan's senior leaders

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council on Tuesday threatened sanctions against "senior individuals" in South Sudan for actions or policies that jeopardize security and stability after the war-torn country's leaders failed to agree on a peace deal.

South Sudan parliament votes to extend president's term by three years

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's parliament voted on Tuesday to extend its own term and that of President Salva Kiir by three years starting from July, its speaker said.

South Sudan's wildlife falls victim to country's war

Country's natural beauty and wildlife have the potential to bring tourist dollars, but are at risk due to war.

South Sudan rebel group frees 250 of its child soldiers

UN says Cobra Faction set to release further 400 children in next two days but thousands still involved in fighting.

Happiness, health and hope in rural Chad

Kelly Ranck, who brought us the Amazing Africa posts from Kenya and South Sudan now brings us this gorgeous series of photos from Chad. Kelly works with World Concern, a Christian global relief and development agency extending opportunity...Show More Summary

Thousands gather at Salva Kiir rally in South Sudan

Refusing to sign 'bad' peace agreement, S Sudan president tells his people to persevere in face of hardships ahead.

How Can We Help South Sudan? Ask a Sudanese

An excerpt of this interview was recently published in the New York Times. Alleged myth: Peace sanctions in Sudan will stabilize South Sudan. Fact: Sudan has diverted the world's attention away from the atrocities its government is committing by arming the rebellion in South Sudan. Show More Summary

The Urgency of Education in South Sudan

While South Sudan’s warring parties have failed to make necessary compromises for peace after nearly 15 months of conflict, the people of South Sudan continue to suffer, including millions of children.

Tug of War

If you ever travel to Mogos, South Sudan, make sure to bring a water filter—not just because of the dirty water, but because of the dirty looks. The filter signals your participation in the fight against the Guinea worm parasite. “It’s...Show More Summary

The Resilient and Heroic Women of South Sudan

Oxfam staff first met Josephine in Juba in April 2013, in a UN base where she had fled to seek protection and medical help. She was pregnant and had left her home in the countryside with one of her five children. However her plans to return were overtaken by war and her entire life turned upside down. Show More Summary

As Peace Talks Collapse, African Union Blames US, UK for South Sudan Crisis

By supporting South Sudan’s independence from Sudan, the US, UK and Norway created conditions for the ongoing civil war in the world’s youngest country, allege leaked documents from an inquiry by the African Union.

South Sudan Peace Talks Fail, UN Threatens Sanctions

South Sudan's peace process has broken down again, and this time UN sanctions could be used to punish both sides and impose an arms embargo against the country established in 2011.

South Sudan peace talks suspended indefinitely

President Kiir and rebel leader Machar fail to reach power-sharing agreement during meetings in Ethiopia.

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