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Wedding Planning as My Vice: Life as an Aid Worker in South Sudan

T wenty-four days into my engagement I had my first wedding-stress dream. In the dream I went into a tiny shop for flowers. I knew I wanted to just buy a few on the cheap to throw together into a bouquet (as I’m planning to do in real...Show More Summary

Why UN Peacekeeping Needs Global Support More Than Ever

Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children going to school.  UNMISS, the UN Mission in South Sudan, was busy supporting development and growth...Show More Summary

Why, more than ever, UN Peacekeeping needs global support

By Hervé Ladsous, Under-Secretary-General for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations Eighteen months ago, Bentiu, like most towns in South Sudan, was bustling with the restlessness of markets, people trading and children...Show More Summary

Devastation in South Sudan Approaches Razor's Edge of Hunger Crisis

yesterdayNews : Vice News

Some 4.6 million people, or about 40 percent of the country’s population, are expected to experience emergency levels of food insecurity by July amid persistent fighting.

South Sudan hunger at its worst since independence in 2011: experts

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than 40 percent of South Sudan's 11 million people need food aid, the latest analysis shows, the highest hunger levels recorded in the world's youngest country, where fighting erupted 18 months ago.

Two Presbyterian Pastors Face Likely Death Penalty in Sudan, Persecuted for Their Christian Faith

Two Presbyterian pastors are facing a likely death penalty as their trial in the Republic of Sudan begins. The Rev. Yat Michael and the Rev. Peter Yen Reith of the South Sudan Presbyterian Evangelical Church have been charged with espionage...Show More Summary

Teacher Training Through A Tablet?

The quality of education in South Sudan is among the poorest in the world. The country has been plagued by decades of violence, brutal war and extreme poverty. Almost a third of the country's children are out of school. In the last 10...Show More Summary

South Sudan: A man-made catastrophe

Government forces accused of rampaging through Unity State, committing atrocities and causing mass displacement.

Fighting hits planting near South Sudan's Leer town, ICRC resumes aid

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fighting in and around South Sudan's Leer town has disrupted the hunger-hit region's crucial planting season, and residents returning to the town urgently need food, water and medical help, aid workers said on Tuesday.

South Sudan Faces Economic Devastation and Famine as Fighting Grows More Ferocious

6 days agoNews : Vice News

The UN warned Friday that continued fighting between opposition forces and the South Sudanese government has led to "alarming gross" human rights violations.

Escaped Slave Calls on President Obama to Speak Out, Halt Violence in South Sudan

Sudanese-American human rights activist Simon Deng is entering day seven of his hunger strike to petition President Obama to act in order to "save the lives of untold multitudes of Africans and their country... South Sudan," according...Show More Summary

Sudan's Prospects for Reform

In spite of declarations to pursue reform following South Sudan's secession from Sudan in 2011, the political landscape in Sudan has remained bleak, with the government of Omar al-Bashir continuing to repress the country's marginalized populations. Show More Summary

South Sudan fighting surge sparks fears of catastrophe

UN says intense South Sudan fighting in town of Melut is creating an "entirely man-made catastrophe."

China calls for immediate end to conflict in South Sudan

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on Friday for an end to conflict in South Sudan where fighting has caused thousands of people to flee from their homes and prompted warnings to oil companies to shut down operations.

Aid groups raise fears of escalating violence in South Sudan

NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Rape and killing driven by revenge is spiraling to new highs in South Sudan after 18 months of fighting and the world looks the other way, according to aid groups working in world's youngest country.

VICE News Capsule - Thursday, May 21

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Workers protest in Greece, Japanese aquariums won't buy dolphins from Taiji, concern over how a new law will affect humanitarian operations in South Sudan, and a plan to segregate Palestinians and Israelis traveling on buses to and from the West Bank.

4 killed by explosions at U.N. compound in South Sudan

The blast took place as rebel forces and government troops fight for control of an oil hub in the Upper Nile

Fighting continues near major South Sudan oilfield, U.N. asks for halt

JUBA (Reuters) - Four people were killed when two mortar bombs hit a U.N. compound and a site housing civilians in the town of Melut near South Sudan's Paloch oilfields, and a state official said fighting between troops and rebels stretched into Wednesday.

Children targeted in South Sudan, UN report says

Armed groups in Unity state accused of abducting, raping and killing boys and girls as young as seven years old.

Presidential Waivers, Child Soldiers, and an American-Made Army in Africa

The Kids Aren't All Right Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com MALAKAL, South Sudan -- I didn’t really think he was going to shoot me. There was no anger in his eyes. His finger may not have been anywhere near the trigger. He didn’t draw a bead on me. Show More Summary

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