South Sudan’s civil war has been a disaster for humans and animals alike. Soldiers on both sides have turned the slaughter of giraffes and other animals into an industry.
We shouldn’t be writing this. Four years ago, the nation of South Sudan celebrated its independence; the crowds in Juba were brimming with hope and optimism. Yesterday, during President Obama’s first trip to Ethiopia, he convened a meeting with regional leaders to discuss how that hope has been replaced with worry due to conflict and hunger.…
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) says they will not be considering the version of the highway transportation funding bill coming from the Senate. Yesterday the Senate used that bill to vote to resurrect the deauthorized...Show More Summary
President Barack Obama discussed with African leaders forming a potential intervention force, according to the statement of official.
U.S. President Barack Obama and regional leaders discussed options on Monday that included sanctions and a "regional intervention force" if South Sudan's warring
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia--President Obama convened a meeting with the leaders of several East African nations and the African Union Monday in an effort to address the worsening situation in South Sudan, even as he met with Ethiopia’s prime minister to discuss how to strengthen human rights and democratic institutions here. With no resolution in sight […]
The president will convene a meeting to try to forge a peace in the new country, the birth of which four years ago was the capstone of his Africa policy.
ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will discuss a "Plan B" for South Sudan with African leaders on Monday that could include sanctions or other penalties if the country's warring parties do not forge a peace deal by mid-August, a U.S. official said.
President Obama arrived in Ethiopia on Sunday to talk about regional terrorism and make a final push to get South Sudan to accept an Africa-negotiated agreement to end the violence and atrocities there.
ADDIS, Ethiopia -- President Obama will convene a meeting Monday with the leaders of several African nations and the chairwoman of the African Union, senior administration officials said Sunday, to determine whether there is sufficient regional support for sanctions if the ongoing peace process in South Sudan breaks down. The conflict in South Sudan, a […]
Stephen O’Brien, the UN humanitarian chief, said that 4.6 million South Sudanese are "severely food insecure, with a quarter of a million children at risk from rapidly worsening nutrition."
JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan should lift restrictions on transporting aid supplies using the River Nile, a vital mode of movement in the war-torn country that has almost no proper roads, the United Nations' humanitarian chief said on Saturday.
A savage civil war has engulfed the world’s newest country, but President Obama, landing in neighboring Kenya, can help end the bloodshed.
NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in northern South Sudan is preventing lifesaving aid from reaching thousands of people living in "inhumane conditions", including starving children, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) said on Thursday.
A new report from Human Rights Watch charges the government of South Sudan and its allies with carrying out a campaign of murder, sexual violence and destruction of property in Unity State, in the country’s northern region. The alleged...Show More Summary
Report by rights group accuses government troops of committing war crimes in rebel-held parts of the Unity State.
LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - South Sudanese government forces attacked and killed scores of civilians, carried out public gang rapes and burned people alive during a recent military offensive in northern Unity State, a rights group said on Wednesday.
For the last 18 months South Sudan has been devastated by a brutal civil war that has puts it at risk of widespread famine and the threat of genocide. On Friday, that can begin to change. On July 24 President Obama heads to Africa and will be visiting South Sudan's neighbors who are leading peace negotiations. Show More Summary
Evidence produced by the prosecution proves that espionage and other charges against two South Sudanese pastors facing the death penalty have no basis, a prominent witness told a court in Khartoum, Sudan, as the defense team closed the case.
This July marks the four-year anniversary of independence in South Sudan. However, in its current state there remains very little to celebrate in the young country. Since fighting broke out in December 2013, thousands of civilians have...Show More Summary