Riek Machar's fighters accused of killing, raping and kidnapping civilians in town of Bentiu during attack in October.
Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & Security This article is excerpted from The Carnegie Reporter Five bold initiatives bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds From North Korea to South Sudan to East Ukraine, countless complex problems are cropping up all around the world today. Show More Summary
A few weeks ago, my office instructed a vessel carrying 21,000 tons of American-grown sorghum destined to serve hungry people in South Sudan to divert from its Djibouti destination and discharge its cargo in Port Sudan instead. That vessel arrived and offloaded last week.
To promote awareness, UNICEF presents a violent RPG starring a displaced girl in a war-torn region
Twenty-five years after ratification of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), Somalia and the South Sudan are taking steps to join 193 other countries around the world that have ratified the treaty. This is importantShow More Summary
On December 15 last year, fighting that broke out between supporters of South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar--who had been vice president until Kiir fired the entire Cabinet--escalated into a civil war that has increased pressure on an already fragile independent press....
In 2011, the world’s newest nation was born amid joyous celebrations. The international community welcomed South Sudan not just with cheers but also with promises of help.
War broke out in South Sudan one year ago, and since then the United Nations estimates that tens of thousands of people have died and more than 1.9 million have been displaced. "The people of South Sudan are living in a tinderbox, with...Show More Summary
The fighting has been marked by vicious atrocities, largely ethnic in nature
© UNHCR/F.Noy By Zainab Hawa Bangura, Adama Dieng, Jennifer Welsh and Leila Zerrougui Three years ago, in July 2011, the world celebrated the birth of South Sudan, the world's newest nation. At a moment of great optimism, people ofShow More Summary
Authors: Nancy Lindborg, Assistant Administrator for USAID's Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance and Anne C. Richard, Assistant Secretary for Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of State. As leadersShow More Summary
As leaders of United States Government humanitarian efforts, we currently contend with a long list of global disasters, conflicts and disease outbreaks. Yet none fills us with as much frustration and despair as the crisis in South Sudan. Show More Summary
Leaders of the world's newest nation appear no nearer to a power-sharing deal after a year of civil war.
A few months ago, on a hot October day, I sat with four teenage girls on a United Nations base near Juba, in the world's newest country, South Sudan. One of the girls, Elizabeth, 15, shared her daily life and struggles, her dreams for...Show More Summary
After surviving a 25-year civil war, the wildlife of South Sudan now face potential extinction due to renewed conflict
Reneweed fighting in South Sudan has led to a dramatic rise in wildlife poaching
China’s hunt for oil to drive its fast-growing economy has taken it into conflict areas like Sudan and South Sudan, a risky venture for both the reputation and bottom line of Chinese companies. In his book the New Kings of Crude, Luke...Show More Summary
After more than 20 years of civil war between the southern and northern areas of Sudan, the southern part of that country on July 9, 2011, became the independent nation of the Republic of South Sudan.
When students at the Ajuong Thok Refugee Camp in South Sudan first held the smart phones given to them by a UN Refugee Agency project, they didn't know how to turn them on. "These are people who have never seen a photo of themselves," Kathryn Mahoney, the UNHCR communications officer who led the initiative told Mashable. Show More Summary
From Libya to South Sudan, the Gulf Guinea to Mali, our efforts to tame extremism have backfired spectacularly