Pope Francis led a special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where "war shows its most horrid face". "This evening, in prayer, we want to...Show More Summary
Pope Francis has led a special prayer service in St. Peter’s Basilica for peace in South Sudan and Congo.
Pope Francis has led a special prayer service in St. Peter's Basilica for peace in South Sudan and Congo. Earlier this year he said he was studying the possibility of … Click to Continue »
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the "horrid face" of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Con...
Fighting between the government and opposition forces has displaced millions and caused severe food shortages.
South Sudan says former military chief of staff Paul Malong has been released from house arrest on humanitarian grounds and flown to Kenya for medical treatment. "He's free to go … Click to Continue »
Years of conflict have torn at the seams of Juba, South Sudan. But the city’s people hold their heads high.
The fields of South Sudan could feed the whole continent. Three years ago, Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF) flew us from Uganda onto a dirt landing strip in Yei South Sudan, a wind-blown village bravely holding onto life. For four days, with 90 chiefs, elders, and government ministers, we endeavored to broker a peace. Show More Summary
In South Sudan, there is a kind of money that works even through bank failures and unstable governments. But when war struck, it upended a whole economy: the economy of cows.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely, unhindered and unimpeded around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.
South Sudanese troops have withdrawn from around the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong, a week after a tense standoff over his bodyguards sparked fears of clashes in the capital. In a press statement on Sunday entitled...Show More Summary
Humanitarian organizations blame the worsening situation on South Sudan's continuing conflict, which is nearing its fifth year
INTERNATIONAL - They’re high-level civil servants charged with helping South Sudan rebuild institutions and an economy shattered by a four-year civil war. First, though, they need to feed their families in a city where a bean stew can cost a day and a half’s pay. Show More Summary
In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation, double the number from the same time last year, according to a report by the United Nations and the government released Monday. This country could once again plunge into famine in 2018, warn humanitarians and the government. "The...
In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation, double the number from the same time last year, according to a report by the United Nations and the government … Click to Continue »
Troops remained deployed around the home of South Sudan's powerful former army chief Paul Malong on Sunday in a dispute over the fate of his 30 bodyguards, an army spokesman told AFP. The standoff began on Friday evening when more than...Show More Summary
South Sudan's capital Juba was tense on Saturday as dozens of soldiers surrounded the residence of powerful former army chief Paul Malong in a bid to disarm his bodyguards. Streets across the city were largely empty as people stayed at home for fear the standoff would erupt into clashes, an AFP correspondent said. Show More Summary
Tensions are high in South Sudan's capital after President Salva Kiir sent troops to surround the home of former military chief of staff Paul Malong, disarm his bodyguards and remove … Click to Continue »
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir on Thursday accused Sudan of being a "source of weapons" fuelling the brutal civil war in his country as he met leader Omar al-Bashir in Khartoum. Tens of thousands of people have been killed in South Sudan's civil war that erupted in December 2013, less than three years after it gained independence from the north. Show More Summary