South Sudan

WFP: Life As a Field Security Officer in South Sudan

Working In The Midst Of Conflict: Life As A Field Security Officer In South Sudan Alexandra Murdoch, World Food Programme 12 August 2015 Image: © WFP/Challiss McDonough   Peter Testuzza is a Field Security Officer for WFP in South Sudan. When he isn’t accompanying missions to deliver food assistance to communities caught up in the civil war, he lives in Rome, where he has lived for the past 20 years. He tells us what a typical day working

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A New Approach for South Sudan

A New Approach for South Sudan Andrew S. Natsios, New York Times 28 July 2015 Image: Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times For a year and a half South Sudan has been torn apart by a civil war. The multitribal coalition that ruled the country after it gained independence from Sudan in 2011 — and that had governed the area for some years before then — has collapsed. The conflict was triggered by the competing personal ambitions of the leaders

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South Sudan: Starving on the Streets

Starving on the Streets Adam B. Ellick, New York Times 23 July 2015   Nicholas Kristof travels to South Sudan, where he finds two women passed out on the street. They are among 5 million South Sudanese who cannot feed themselves because of a civil war and a drought.   Copyright 2015 New York Times

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OP-ED: A ‘Lost Boy’ Battles AK-47s With Education in South Sudan

OP-ED: A ‘Lost Boy’ Battles AK-47s With Education Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times Sunday Review 11 July 2015   Nicholas Kristof travels to South Sudan to revisit Valentino Deng, a “Lost Boy” of Sudan who runs a remarkable school amid civil war. Video by Adam B. Ellick and Jessica Naudziunas      MARIAL BAI, South Sudan — If there’s a world center of despair, it may be South Sudan, enveloped in an increasingly brutal

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South Sudan Enemies Find Uneasy Refuge Together at a U.N. Base

South Sudan Enemies Find Uneasy Refuge Together at a U.N. Base Marc Santora, New York Times 10 July 2015   Image: People from at least three warring ethnic groups live side by side in a camp near Malakal, South Sudan.CreditTyler Hicks/The New York Times UNMISS BASE, MALAKAL, South Sudan — The trial started at dawn. After patrolling all night along the fetid paths that wind through this tent city crammed with about 30,000 people fleeing a

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South Sudan Update: Tales of Horror Should Galvanize Obama

Tales of Horror Should Galvanize Obama Nicholas Kristof, New York Times 04 July 2015   IN THE MARSHLAND OF SOUTH SUDAN — BAREFOOT and shellshocked, the survivors trickle into a village here with unimaginable stories of rape, castration and mass murder committed by a government that the United States helped install. This civil war here in South Sudan will be a top item on President Obama’s agenda during his visit to Africa this month, and

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South Sudan’s Fourth Anniversary Offers Little to Celebrate

South Sudan’s Fourth Anniversary Offers Little to Celebrate Marc Santora, New York Times 7 July 2015 Image: A market in Juba, South Sudan. Prices are rising as the country's economy struggles. Credit Tyler Hicks/The New York Times JUBA, South Sudan — The laborers, hundreds of them, were hard at work, busily fixing roads, painting buildings and making the parade grounds sparkle. At first glance, it might appear that the economy of this nation,

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Crisis Spreads in South Sudan as War Rages

As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’ Marc Santora, New York Times 22 June 2015 Image: So many people have sought refuge from the fighting in South Sudan that the population of Wau Shiluk has grown to more than 39,000 from 3,000. Tyler Hicks/The New York Times MALAKAL, South Sudan — In places where the fighting is fiercest, no one is even attempting to count the dead. Nearly half the population of the world’s newest nation, South

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Peace Eludes South Sudan as Rivals Hold Talks

Peace Eludes South Sudan as Rivals Hold Talks Isma'il Kushkush, New York Times 29 June 2015   NAIROBI, Kenya — Even as South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, and his longtime rival, the rebel leader Riek Machar, met here at the behest of Kenya’s president to end South Sudan’s civil war, Mr. Machar’s forces captured the strategic city of Malakal. “My two brothers held five hours of face-to-face talks last night, which is important to

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South Sudan Update: Khartoum’s Arming of Renegade Rebel Elements

Khartoum’s Arming of Renegade Rebel Elements: A serious threat to peace in South Sudan Eric Reeves 26 June 2015   On June 22, 2015 former Secretary-General of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) Pagan Amum flew to Juba; on June 23 he was re-instated by the government as Secretary-General of the SPLM, the dominantly ruling party in the Government of South Sudan. He also promised to make an apology to the people of South Sudan

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