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South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande Wins Award For Work With Children Born Of Rape

South Sudan ‘Superhero’ Christine Ngbaazande 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 enemies, such children are often rejected not only by their communities but also by […]

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Conflict, Poverty And Hunger Driving Child Marriage In South Sudan

Another generation of girls in South Sudan will miss out on an education, face huge health risks in childbirth and are more likely to face sexual and domestic violence, if efforts to end child marriage are not stepped up, warned international agency Oxfam in a new report published today. In Nyal, in the north of […]

Violence Sends Thousands Fleeing To DR Congo

Violence Sends Thousands Fleeing To DR Congo

The United Nations refugee agency says a surge of violence in South Sudan’s Yei State has displaced some 8,000 civilians and sent an estimated 5,000 people fleeing to the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. Clashes between the South Sudanese army and a rebel group, the National Salvation Front or NAS, broke out on January 19. […]

South Sudan Resumes Oil Production In Former Unity State After 5 Years Of Halted Production

South Sudan Resumes Oil Production In Former Unity State After 5 Years Of Halted Production

Oil is again being pumped from fields in South Sudan’s former Unity state, five years after production was halted because of fighting between government soldiers and rebels. society organisations call for perpetrators of Sexual and Gender based violence in Sudan need to be held accountable for their crimes.(SABC) Awow Daniel Chuang, director general of the […]

Girls Forced Into War Face Gender Double Standards In Peace

Girls Forced Into War Face Gender Double Standards In Peace

 Women and girls bear an additional burden in any war, as the threat of sexual violence or abuse combines with the standard risks of conflict. The conflict in South Sudan is no different. Since it began in December 2013, both sides have been accused of using rape and sexual assault as a “weapon of war”. […]

South Sudan Welcomes Independence Day Amid Fresh Waves Of Protest

South Sudan  Welcomes Independence Day Amid Fresh Waves Of Protest

 Protests that began on December 19 against a rise in bread prices are continuing; over the weeks, demonstrations are increasingly focused on demands that Omar Al Bashir and his government be removed from power. Yesterday, the largest protest took place in El Managil locality in El Gezira where hundreds of people took to the streets […]

U.S.$2.7 Billion Appeal Launched For South Sudanese Refugees

U.S.$2.7 Billion Appeal Launched For South Sudanese Refugees

 The U.N. refugee agency is appealing for $2.7 billion to assist more than two million refugees from South Sudan. The refugees are living in bare-bones conditions in six neighboring countries, and funds to provide for their basic needs are running short. South Sudan is Africa’s largest refugee crisis and one of its most seriously under-funded. […]

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

Sexual Violence Takes A Huge Increase In South Sudan

The U.N. official who combats sexual violence in conflict said Tuesday that such atrocities have “escalated dramatically” in South Sudan this year and that accountability is needed to prevent more rapes. “In 2018, there has been a clear and alarming increase in the number of cases and victims of conflict-related sexual violence documented,” Pramila Patten […]

South Sudan Unrest – Students Detained, Security Buses Convey Passengers

South Sudan Unrest – Students Detained, Security Buses Convey Passengers

 A number of school students who demonstrated against the rise of prices and the economic crisis in Blue Nile state has been detained. In Khartoum, police were deployed to provide public transport. On Thursday morning, secondary school students demonstrated in Ed Damazin in Blue Nile state against the economic crises and the risen costs of […]

UN Condemns ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assaults On Roads To Bentiu, South Sudan

UN Condemns ‘Brutal’ Sexual Assaults On Roads To Bentiu, South Sudan

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan has condemned a series of brutal sexual assaults on women and girls, travelling on the road to Bentiu, a town in the north of the war-ravaged country. According to the UN mission there, over the last ten days around 125 women and girls have sought treatment after […]

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