South Sudan

Cambodia: Giving Back To Un Peacekeeping

It’s an overcast morning, in South Sudan’s capital Juba, and growling thunder announces the start of some light rain. Standing in the drizzle in his military police uniform, is Colonel Channy Vongvannak, the commander of the Cambodian Force...
Related topics: Cambodia, Military, Police

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Positivity: In South Sudan, The ‘blue Sisters’ Bring Hope To Abused Women

From Juba, South Sudan: May 4, 2019 / 05:00 am They were founded three decades ago in southern Sudan, and named the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But in a region dramatically affected by the South Sudanese civil war, they are usually known by...

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South Sudan's Kiir: More Time Needed To Form Interim Government

South Sudan's warring parties will need more than a six-month extension approved last week before they can form a transitional government, says the country's president, Salva Kiir.  In his first public remarks since the parties agreed to the...

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The Ethiopian City Lost In The Shadow Of South Sudan’s War

When war broke out in 2013 in South Sudan, refugees poured into neighbouring Gambella. Today, 485,000 South Sudanese refugees lived in the Gambella region, according to UNHCR, the United Nations refugee organisation. Some displaced Nuer brought arms...

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20 Food Journalists To Celebrate On World Press Freedom Day

By Katherine WallaMay 3 2019 (IPS-Partners) (Food Tank) – With the help of journalists who provide today’s news, the world learned more about famine in Yemen, South Sudan, and Nigeria; the impacts of floods and other natural disasters on...
Related topics: Yemen, Nigeria

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Critics Slam Multimillion-dollar Deal Between South Sudan, Us-based Lobbying Firm

Critics are voicing opposition to an effort by South Sudan to block the establishment of a special court aimed at investigating and prosecuting war crimes in that country.  It was announced recently that the government had hired U.S.-based...

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South Sudan Mourns Veteran Journalist

South Sudanese are paying tribute to veteran journalist and politician Alfred Taban, who passed away over the weekend in Kampala, Uganda.  Journalists who worked with him described Taban, 62, as a tireless advocate for freedom of expression in...
Related topics: Uganda

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Pope Calls For Peace In Syria, Yemen, Libya, South Sudan

Pope Francis expressed closeness to the Christian community struck by the attacks in Sri Lanka on Easter day. In his Easter message he also prayed for peace in Syria, Yemen, Libya and South Sudan. Addressing tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered in...
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Sri Lanka

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Timing Of Machar's Return To Juba Could Delay South Sudan's New Government

Carol Van Dam contributed to this report. JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN — Opposition leader Riek Machar is supposed to be in Juba on or before May 12 to participate in forming South Sudan's Transitional Government of National Unity as required in the...

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S Sudan’s President Backs Sudan Transition Military Council Set Up - Reports

CAIRO (Sputnik) – South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has dispatched a delegation to Khartoum, sending a message of support to the Sudanese transition military council, which has been established to govern the country in the wake of the overthrow...
Related topics: Military, Egypt, Cairo

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Pope Francis Stuns Social Media Kneeling, Kissing South Sudanese Leaders’ Feet

The 82-year-old pope pleaded for peace in a striking gesture during a meeting with leaders from the troubled country that gained independence from neighbouring Sudan in 2011 and then was mired in a violent internal conflict. Following the military...
Related topics: Pope Francis, Religion, Social Media, Military

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South Sudan Suspends Arabic Newspaper 

South Sudan's Arabic daily Al Watan has accused the country's media watchdog group, Media Authority, of targeting the newspaper after the regulatory agency suspended the publication for one month over alleged licensing issues. In a letter dated...

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This Refugee Was A Daydream Believer When It Came To College

John Awiel Chol Diing and his family fled South Sudan when he was 4. He grew up in camps but always hoped he'd find a way out of the "end zone."(Image credit: Olivia Sun/NPR)

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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...
Related topics: Taxes

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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.
Related topics: France

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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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