South Sudan

Program Reunites S. Sudanese Separated During War

Tens of thousands of civilians who fled the South Sudanese city of Malakal during fighting that broke out in 2013 are slowly returning home. The town still bears scars from South Sudan's five years of conflict. Bullet holes litter the walls of the...

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Finland Tops World Happiness Rankings, South Sudan Bottom: Un

Finland ranked as the world’s happiest country for the second year running while war-torn South Sudan sank to the least contented in a United Nations report released on Wednesday. The Nordic nation of 5.5 million people, known for their love...
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Tax Authority Warns It Will Name Corrupt South Sudan Officials

The South Sudan National Revenue Authority is threatening to publicly shame government and bank officials who steal tax revenue. The Authority said it collected more than $9 million in February 2019 compared to $4.7 million dollars the month...
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S. Sudan 'superhero' Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

Children born of rape in South Sudan's civil war must be integrated into their families and communities to ensure lasting peace in the country, aid worker Christine Ngbaazande said on Monday as she won a prestigious award. Sometimes looked on as...

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Using Climate-smart Solutions To Promote Peace In South Sudan

Former rebel fighters from South Sudan’s civil war, manually packing improved sorghum seed in Yambio, South Sudan. over 1,900 ex-fighters have been taken through rehabilitation programmes, and have been released to join vocational training and...

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Unsc Extends Peacekeeping Mission In South Sudan - France Deputy Envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) - A resolution to extend for a year the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has been adopted, French Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations Anne Gueguen said during a UN Security Council meeting.
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Medair ceo Sees Good, Bad In South Sudan 

Since 1992, humanitarian organization Medair has been one of the most active relief organizations in what was then southern Sudan, responding to sudden emergencies such as mass displacements, high levels of child malnutrition and outbreaks of...

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Pompeo Says China ‘in A League Of Its Own’ In Human Rights Violations

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo highlighted abuses in Iran, South Sudan, Nicaragua and China included in an annual State Department human rights report on Wednesday, saying Beijing was “in a league of its own” when it comes to violations....
Related topics: Mike Pompeo, China, Human Rights, Iran, Nicaragua, Beijing

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Sudan's Youth Activists Want You To Pay Attention To Deforestation In Darfur

A rapidly degrading climate has intensified the daily struggleDesertification in northern Darfur has increasingly encroached further south, leading to more food shortages and crippling poverty, which in turn leads to more dependence on firewood as...
Related topics: Activism, Deforestation

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In South Sudan, Mothers Teaching Daughters ‘safer’ Ways To Survive Rape

Sexual attacks in South Sudan are so common that mothers now teach their daughters how to survive the ordeal of being raped, in such a way as to minimize the violence. That’s according to Yasmin Sooka, chair of the UN Commission on Human Rights,...
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Un Investigators Propose Hybrid Court For South Sudan

A U.N. investigative body is calling on the African Union to quickly establish a court for South Sudan to prosecute perpetrators of heinous crimes and bring justice to victims of sexual violence, torture and other human rights violations. In its...
Related topics: Human Rights

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South Sudanese Officials Call For End To Sexual Violence

On International Women's Day, South Sudan's minister for gender, women, and social welfare called on the government to invest in education as a way to build South Sudanese society and improve women's lives. "This is a time that we should be...

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South Sudan's President Calls For No Revenge Attacks

South Sudan's president is calling on his people to refrain from revenge attacks, as the country tries to move on from a brutal civil war. Speaking Tuesday in the town of Wau, Salva Kiir said that with a peace deal in place, people must try to...

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Amnesty Urges Moratorium On S. Sudan Executions 

Amnesty International said Friday that it was shocked by the increase in executions recently carried out in South Sudan, noting that at least seven men were put to death in February. The London-based rights group said the deaths represented "as...
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South Sudan Executed 7 People In February

South Sudan executed at least seven people in February, a death toll that Amnesty International says, represents “as many as were executed in the whole of 2018” in the east-central African country. All the victims were men, according to the...
Related topics: Amnesty International, Human Rights

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Catholic Bishops Express Doubt Over South Sudan Peace Implementation

The bishops of the Catholic Church in South Sudan are expressing concern about the future of South Sudan's peace agreement, signed last year. The bishops said in a statement Thursday they welcomed the agreement as a step forward. "However, the...
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Rebels: Government Forces Provoked Fighting In Yei River State

General Thomas Cirillo Swaka, the leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), said the international community should blame the South Sudan government for the fighting in Yei River State. Swaka said the government's South Sudan Peoples Defense...

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Without Scaled-up Humanitarian Assistance ‘more And More People’ At Risk In South Sudan

“Alarming” food insecurity threatens nearly seven million people in South Sudan, according to a new report by three United Nations agencies appealing for greater assistance and better access to humanitarian relief.

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Millions Of South Sudanese Face Acute Food Insecurity

Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face acute food insecurity at the height of the May-June lean season, according to three United Nations agencies and the government. The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Food...

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How Two Eritrean Brothers Built A Solar Power Business In Some Of Africa Riskiest Markets

Within an hour of landing in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2016, Metkel Zerai received word that a fresh round of fighting had broken out in Juba, South Sudan. “We were freaking out – we just had $2.2 million worth of [solar equipment] delivered,” he...
Related topics: Solar Power, South Africa, Kenya

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