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South Sudan: Wildfire Kills 50 People

South Sudan: Wildfire Kills 50 People

More than 50 people have died and dozens injured in a wildfire in South Sudan’s Lol State, in the north of the country. The incident happened at Korok village on Sunday night as people slept. Eye radio in Juba reported that strong winds spread the fire rapidly. “Everyone was in bed as the fire burned […]

South Sudan Govt Delays Formation Of Unity Govt By 6 Months

South Sudan Govt Delays Formation Of Unity Govt By 6 Months

Parties to the South Sudan peace agreement on Friday agreed to delay the formation of a transitional government for six months, providing temporary guarantees that the deal could hold for now. The extension which starts on May 12, the day the transitional government was to be formed, means the chief principals, President Salva Kiir and […]

Sudan’s Army Ousts Al-Bashir

Sudan’s Army Ousts Al-Bashir

 Sudan’s military has announced that long time president Omar al Bashir has been arrested and taken to a safe place. His nearly 30 years as president of Sudan was brought to and end by the military today. Speaking on state TV, Defense Minister Awad Ibn Ouf, said the a military transitional council will be in […]

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. […]

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