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‘The Revolution Isn’t Over’ Say Sudan’s Frontline Female Protesters

‘The Revolution Isn’t Over’ Say Sudan’s Frontline Female Protesters

Women only hold two of the six civilian positions in Sudan’s 11-member Sovereign Council, which will run the country for three years until elections take place The iconic image of a young woman in a traditional white robe standing on a car roof with her finger in the air came to symbolise the role of […]

United Nations Sees Increase In Child Soldiers Recruited In S. Sudan

United Nations Sees Increase In Child Soldiers Recruited In S. Sudan

Girls are also being forcibly recruited to provide sexual and labour services to fighters, investigators say Forced recruitment of child soldiers is increasing in South Sudan despite a peace deal last year, the head of a United Nations investigating body said on Monday, adding that a return to full-blown conflict remained a possibility.   Some […]

Rwandan Govt Rotates Its Police Peacekeepers In South Sudan

Rwandan Govt Rotates Its Police Peacekeepers In South Sudan

The female contingent was pledged by President Paul Kagame during the UN Leaders’ Summit on Peacekeeping Operations in 2015. A contingent of 160 female-dominated police officers on Monday left Kigali International Airport aboard a RwandAir flight for a one-year peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. The Formed Police Unit Three commanded by Senior Superintendent of Police, […]

EU Gives South Sudan U.S.$54 Million For Humanitarian Aid

EU Gives South Sudan U.S.$54 Million For Humanitarian Aid

The European Union (EU) has given South Sudan 48.5 million euros ($54.8 million) to avert the growing humanitarian crisis. Last week, the EU gave South Sudan one million euros ($1.13 million) to step up Ebola prevention in the country. Despite a recent peace deal, humanitarian needs remain high in South Sudan with nearly two million […]

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. […]

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