South Sudan

South Sudan Update: ‘There is no more country’

As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’ Marc Santora, New York Times 22 June 2015   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 Sudan, is in danger of going hungry. New atrocities are reported almost every day. And more than 1.5 million people have fled their homes, the vast majority to swampland

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South Sudan: An open letter to Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan

An open letter to Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan Mr. Roger Winter Mr. Eric Reeves Mr. John Prendergast Mr. Ted Dagne June 24, 2013   Washington, D.C. His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan Office of the President Juba, South Sudan Dear President Kiir: We write to you, individually and collectively, as friends of South Sudan—longstanding friends who have committed more than two decades of our lives

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Life Inside A UN Base Where Thousands Shelter From South Sudan’s War

Life Inside A UN Base Where Thousands Shelter From South Sudan's War Charlotte Alfred, The Huffington Post 9 June 2015   Image: A security guard at the entrance to the Protection of Civilians site in Juba on June 2, 2015. JUBA, South Sudan -- When South Sudan's bloody civil war broke out in December 2013, tens of thousands of people fled for their lives to United Nations peacekeeping bases around the country. A year and a half later, the violence

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South Sudan Update: Is Khartoum sending weapons to the rebels?

Is Khartoum Sending Weapons to Rebels in South Sudan?  Siobhán O'Grady, Foreign Policy 02 June 2015 (posted on Genocide Watch 03 June 2015)       Relations between Sudan and South Sudan have been understandably tense since South Sudan broke off from its northern neighbor in 2011. Conflict in South Sudan erupted almost immediately after independence, and only worsened in late 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused his onetime ally,

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How Darfur conflict can impact negatively regional stability

How Darfur conflict can impact negatively regional stability Trayo Ahmed Ali 19 March 2015 The geographical position of every country (or for that matter of a region) in the world map extremely matters in different ways. For the case of Darfur region it took more than ten years before the UN recently report to point out that the region could potentially turn into a “hub” for international extremist Islamist forces. This UN message is of many

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South Sudan gunmen kidnap at least 89 boys from village near Malakal

South Sudan gunmen kidnap at least 89 boys from village near Malakal David Smith, the Guardian 22 February 2015 Gunmen in South Sudan have kidnapped at least 89 boys, some as young as 13, while they were preparing to sit school exams, according to the UN. Armed soldiers surrounded Wau Shilluk, a village near Malakal, and went house to house searching for boys and taking them away by force, according to witnesses. The total could be much higher than

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‘Peace, stability and security’ vital for South Sudan’s war-weary people, says top UN relief official

‘Peace, stability and security’ vital for South Sudan’s war-weary people, says top UN relief official UN News Centre 9 February 2015   Continued conflict in South Sudan risks depriving the country of a generation of “lost” children, warned United Nations humanitarian chief Valerie Amos today during a press conference in Juba, the capital of the strife-torn nation. Ms. Amos, the UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, added

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South Sudan foes agree to end conflict

South Sudan foes agree to end conflict BBC Africa 1 February 2015   South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel commander Riek Machar have signed a deal, committing to end the conflict that has devastated the country. The ceasefire agreement was signed at talks in Ethiopia. But consultations will continue on the contentious issue of a future government and power-sharing. The conflict - which erupted in December 2013 - has displaced about 1.5

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13 killed in S. Sudan ambush, army blames LRA

13 killed in S. Sudan ambush, army blames LRA New Vision 26 January 2015   At least 13 people, including three local journalists, were killed in an ambush by the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, in the remote Raja County in the northern part of South Sudan's Western Bahr el Ghazal State, World Bulletin website reported Monday. "The LRA laid an ambush for a convoy that was being led by the commissioner of the county," Army spokesperson

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In South Sudan, more violence to come

In South Sudan, more violence to come By Editorial Board, The Washington Post 7 December 2014 SOUTH SUDAN appears to teetering — again — at the edge of an abyss. Since a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and his former vice president Riek Machar plunged the young nation into civil war a year ago , 1.9 million people have been displaced, famine has been knocking at the door and the stability so necessary to build for the future has been

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