Tom Hiddleston recently went on a trip to South Sudan with UNICEF and he has shared a super sweet photo from his time in the region. “I’ve met so many brave children in South Sudan, who keep smiling in spite of the civil war which continues around them. The tireless people @Unicef and @unicefssudan are [...]
ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Some 3.6 million people in South Sudan face severe food shortages - the highest levels ever experienced at harvest time - and the crisis is likely to worsen when food from the current harvest runs out next year, the World Food Programme (WFP) said.
"The scale of gang rape of civilian women as well as the horrendous nature of the rapes by armed men belonging to all groups is utterly repugnant," official says
NAIROBI (Reuters) - South Sudanese soldiers brutally raped an elderly woman and a pregnant woman lost her baby after being gang-raped by seven soldiers, according to United Nations investigators.
Isaac waited as soldiers came to take away his cellmates, one by one, fearing the worst as the uniformed men returned alone and spattered in blood. A day earlier the 24-year-old pharmacy assistant was detained by soldiers from South Sudan's majority Dinka tribe, while taking medicine to his sick father outside the southwestern town of Yei. Show More Summary
President Kiir says 'no such thing' after UN reports massacres, starvation, gang rape, and destruction of villages.
KARUKWAT, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Charity Mandulu said the executions began soon after government soldiers - around 100 of them mostly from South Sudan President Salva Kiir's Dinka ethnic group - arrived in her home town of Tore Payam.
GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethnic cleansing is taking place in some areas of South Sudan, where the stage is set for a repeat of the Rwandan genocide, the head of the U.N. commission of human rights in the country said in a statement on Thursday at the end of a 10-day visit.
United Nations officials have warned that the conditions are being created for a genocide in South Sudan similar to that which took place in Rwanda in 1994, when some 800,000 people were killed. A U.N. human rights commission that has traveled around South Sudan for 10 days reported its findings on Wednesday. Show More Summary
JUBA (Reuters) - United Nations officials told Reuters on Thursday that attacks on aid workers and bureaucratic interference are preventing supplies from reaching tens of thousands of desperate South Sudanese who have fled their homes amid escalating violence.
NAIROBI — For years, South Sudan has posed one of the world’s most confounding diplomatic problems. The newly independent nation is at war with itself, and has been largely unresponsive to foreign efforts to broker a lasting peace deal. Add one more international imbroglio to the mix. After fighting broke out in South Sudan's capital in July, […]
Fighting between government and rebels has seen deliberate starvation, gang rape, and the burning of villages.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is struggling to secure the minimum number of votes needed for the United Nations Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan amid U.N. warnings of possible genocide in the world's newest state, said diplomats.
The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation.
Urgent action is needed by the UN and the international community to stop the violence in South Sudan.
A Ugandan traditional king is in jail in Kampala following bloody clashes in the west of the country. Sudan's civil disobedience campaign against price increases meets a mixed reaction. And Jacob Zuma's future as president of South Africa is being considered by the ruling ANC.
On November 17, 2016, the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, declared that she would soon introduce a resolution in the Security Council to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan; and, to place travel restrictions and freeze the assets of certain persons deemed responsible for the grisly violence convulsing the new nation. Show More Summary
The decision comes after months of hesitation by South Sudan after soaring violence erupted in Juba in July.
The South Sudan government agreed late Friday to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba after months of hesitation. "I would like therefore to inform the people on behalf of the transitional government of national...Show More Summary