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What's Motivating China's Military Push in Africa?

China is steadily expanding its military footprint in Africa, highlighted by the recent deployment of 700 combat-ready troops to join a multinational peacekeeping operation in South Sudan. In all, the People's Liberation Army and Navy...Show More Summary

What's Motivating China's Military Push in Africa?

China is steadily expanding its military footprint in Africa, highlighted by the recent deployment of 700 combat-ready troops to join a multinational peacekeeping operation in South Sudan. In all, the People's Liberation Army and Navy...Show More Summary

U.S. Treasury sanctions commanders of opposing South Sudanese forces

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday placed sanctions on leaders from opposing military forces in South Sudan for their roles in the country's conflict.

Abyei, a non-state entity of post-war Sudanese divide

Abyei, a fist of oil-rich land on the border between Sudan and South Sudan, is violently contested.

The UN Says South Sudan's Army Raped Girls and Burnt Them Alive

4 days agoNews : Vice News

In an alarming and detailed report, the United Nations said on Tuesday that recent fighting in South Sudan has taken on a "new brutality and intensity," as victims and witnesses recounted atrocities committed by government forces, including gang rape and the burning alive of girls. Show More Summary

The U.N. says South Sudanese soldiers gang-raped girls and then burned them alive

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

A new report by the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) claims to have found evidence that the Sudan People's Liberation Army and associated armed groups in South Sudan engaged in extreme sexual violence and torture against civilians. Some of the allegations are especially horrendous. Witnesses testified that in the northern state of Unity, there […]

In World's Newest Nation, Army Is Burning Girls Alive

Violence in South Sudan, which broke from Sudan in 2011, has escalated to "a new brutality and intensity," according to a new UN report accusing the Sudan People's Liberation Army of carrying out a campaign of "killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and displacement." It notes 100,000 people have been...

South Sudan troops raped, burned girls alive: UN

4 days agoNews : NY Daily News

South Sudan's Army burned young girls alive after brutally raping them, according to a new U.N. report.

UN: South Sudan army raped girls and burned them alive

Report by UN mission in South Sudan says recent military campaign was notable for its "brutality and intensity".

Light Electric Utility Vehicle

More in the rugged vehicle space, in South Sudan, via Hackaday: I live and work in South Sudan, which is a very materially poor area with terrible physical infrastructure. A major challenge for this area is moving materials and people over roads that range from bad to non-existent. Show More Summary

The cost of war in South Sudan

James Alic Garang, an economist at the Ebony Center, discusses the impact of low oil prices on South Sudan's economy.

South Africa's govt to appeal court ruling over Bashir

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's government will challenge a high court ruling that found the state erred in letting Sudan's President Omar Hassan al-Bashir leave the country despite a court order barring him from doing so.

South Sudan and the Partition “Solution” for Foreign Conflicts

Assuming that a country's problems can and should be addressed by partitioning the country is dangerous.

A Search for Survival and Family Amid the Violence in South Sudan

last weekNews : NYTimes: News

A majority of the more than 1.5 million displaced people have sought refuge on the banks of the Nile, hoping that the swelling waters would offer protection.

South Sudan: Economics of a failed state

We analyse why South Sudan, despite its vast oil wealth, is still suffering economically four years after independence.

Fatou Bensouda: S Africa 'had to arrest Omar al-Bashir'

The ICC chief prosecutor discusses Sudan's president escaping justice in South Africa and alleged war crimes in Gaza.

U.S. proposes six rival South Sudan leaders for first U.N. sanctions

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has proposed six rival commanders from South Sudan be the first people blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council for threatening the peace and stability of the world's newest sta...

South Sudan: Children Caught in a Savage Conflict

Some are victims of atrocities; others are forced to fight themselves.

The Hermit in the Horn of Africa

Northeast Africa is known as one of the more volatile regions in the world. The 'failed' states of South Sudan and Somalia are relatively well known and acknowledged for their instability, yet there are a variety of other actors in the region that are rarely heard from. Show More Summary

Mediator proposes new 'compromise' peace plan for South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - The chief mediator in South Sudan peace talks said on Thursday he hoped a new "compromise" proposal would put an end to 18 months of ethnic bloodletting in the world's youngest country.

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