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The tragedy of South Sudan, only five years after its birth

Five years ago, the people of southern Sudan seceded from the north and established their own independent nation. At midnight on July 9, 2011, thousands of citizens of the new country flooded into the streets, dancing and singing and proclaiming their freedom. In retrospect, perhaps they should...

A Message of Hope for South Sudan

Over the past three years, I've had the privilege to meet and work with hundreds of young women and men from South Sudan. Each time I am able to visit their country and speak with them, I am always struck by their enduring hope for the...Show More Summary

South Sudan: "Deeply Disturbing" Reports of Sexual Violence in Juba After Recent Fighting

yesterdayNews : Newsweek: US

Sexual violence and rape are plaguing South Sudan’s capital Juba following the latest outbreak of violence, with at least 120 cases reported since fighting restarted on July 7, according to the United Nations. The deputy spokesperson for U.N. Show More Summary

EU Allocates $44Mln to South Sudan Amid Worsening Humanitarian Situation

The European Commission has allocated some 40 million euros (some $44 million) in emergency assistance to South Sudan as the humanitarian situation in the country continues to worsen, the institution said in a press release Thursday...

UN: Over 100 sexual assault cases in South Sudan's Juba

The UN report details "deeply disturbing" cases of rape and gang-rape by soldiers and men in plain clothes in Juba.

Gang-Raped Under U.N. ‘Protection’

The United Nations is supposed to be sheltering civilians in South Sudan. But with the civil war set to resume, government soldiers victimize women every day.

At least 120 cases of sexual violence in South Sudan capital: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday there has been at least 120 cases of sexual violence and rape against civilians in South Sudan's capital Juba since fighting erupted three weeks ago between troops loyal to the country's rival leaders.

South Sudan Sends First Delegation To The Olympics Amid Threat Of Civil War

Fresh violence has engulfed South Sudan on the eve of the fifth anniversary of its independence, leading to the death of 300 people, the displacement of tens of thousands and sparking fears that the country is on the verge of another civil war. Show More Summary

Riek Machar: Appointment of new S Sudan VP is 'illegal'

In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Riek Machar says he is "around Juba" and he is still first VP of South Sudan.

Who's Who In South Sudan’s Game of Thrones

South Sudan has a new first vice-president. To go with two other vice-presidents. One of whom is not happy with the development. President Salva Kiir swore in a new vice-president, Taban Deng Gai, on Tuesday, replacing opposition leader Riek Machar. Show More Summary

Reports: South Sudan soldiers raped dozens near U.N. camp

Rapes highlight problems of targeted ethnic violence and reluctance of U.N. peacekeepers to protect civilians

U.N. warns South Sudan president over replacement of rival

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations warned South Sudan's President Salva Kiir on Tuesday that any political appointments must be consistent with a peace deal that ended nearly two years of civil war after Kiir replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar.

WHO and Ministry of Health expand cholera response to minimize future risk

In an effort to stop the spread of cholera in South Sudan, the Ministry of Health, with support from WHO and partners, is ramping up disease surveillance, treatment and prevention efforts. Conflict is threatening the health of thousands of people and 271 cholera cases have been reported, including 14 deaths.

South Sudan's displaced face hunger

Hunger and conflict force tens of thousands to abandon their fields and migrate north to Sudan.

South Sudan's Salva Kiir replaces Riek Machar

Appointment of General Taban Deng in place of Riek Machar threatens to reignite civil war in Africa's youngest nation.

South Sudan's President Officially Replaces Deputy Leader

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Monday officially replaced his major political rival Vice President Riek Machar with Mining Minister Taban Deng Gai, local media reported.

South Sudan's president replaces his rival Machar as deputy

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, on Monday replaced his vice president and rival Riek Machar, a move that could potentially undermine last year's peace deal and reignite war in Africa's youngest nation.

South Sudan: Riek Machar 'Replaced' in Disputed Appointment

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A faction within South Sudan’s rebel movement says it has appointed a replacement for First Vice President and rebel leader Riek Machar, who has been absent from the capital Juba since violent clashes broke out earlier in July. At aShow More Summary

What's hampering peace in South Sudan?

Doubts over a plan that was supposed to end the civil war following the replacement of Vice President Riek Machar.

Taban Deng Gai: South Sudan must move forward

Contrary to reports, Taban Deng Gai says he was not formally dismissed by Machar, who is missing, and is ready to lead.

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