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South Sudan’s Main Rebel Group Accuses Government Of Violating Ceasefire

South Sudan’s Main Rebel Group Accuses Government Of Violating Ceasefire

South Sudan’s main rebel force SPLM-IO has accused government forces of attacking their defensive positions a day after both sides signed a peace deal, while the U.N. mission said one of its peacekeepers was shot and wounded by a government soldier. President Salva Kiir signed a peace agreement with rebel factions in the Ethiopian capital […]

Amel Ajongo The Remarkable Pilot At 20

Amel Ajongo The Remarkable Pilot At 20

Amel Ajongo Mawut is South Sudan’s second female pilot.  The 20 years old’s remarkable achievement  is a giant step towards shattering the country’s aviation glass ceiling, and surely encourages young girls in the country to reach for their dreams. Earlier this year, we celebrated South Sudan’s first female pilot Aluel Bol Aluenge who became a […]

South Sudan – One Of The Worst Places To Be A Child

South Sudan – One Of The Worst Places To Be A Child

After decades of civil war, South Sudan has been named one of the worst places to be a child. Education, food and security are all difficult to access. DW speaks to Save the Children. In December 2013, civil war broke out in Africa’s newest nation. For many South Sudanese who had hoped for a new […]

The North Dafur Food Crisis

The North Dafur Food Crisis

 The North Darfur parliament has requested the state’s Finance Minister to clarify a number of irregularities in the distribution of food items to the localities. On Thursday, North Darfur Finance Minister Mohamed Yahya told the state Legislative Council that according to the food quotas set for each locality, 3,000 50-kilogramme sacks of sugar destined for […]

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

Creating Solace Centre For Women Amidst Violence In South Sudan

 Violence against women is epidemic in South Sudan. Ann*, 16, was kidnapped on her way home from school, then raped repeatedly during five days of captivity. Talia*, was battered and tortured for years by her husband, who ultimately threatened to kill her. Tragically, stories like theirs are all too common in South Sudan. Though comprehensive […]

South Sudan Rules Out Rebel Leader Machar Rejoining Government

South Sudan Rules Out Rebel Leader Machar Rejoining Government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had “had enough” of the rebel leader after five years of civil war. “Machar cannot be part of government. We have had enough of him,” Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told a news conference […]

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

Sudan Minister Affirms Cooperation With UN Office

 The Minister of Social Security and Development, Mashaer Al-Dawalab, has affirmed the importance of strengthening the partnership, cooperation and joint work with the UN Woman Office in Sudan. The minister, who received Thursday the Country Director of the United Nations Woman Office, currently on a visit to Sudan, has welcomed the joint work between Sudan […]

These Women Have Been ‘Wired’ To Keep Quiet

These Women Have Been ‘Wired’ To Keep Quiet

 At the invitation of the Government of Sudan, I visited Sudan from 18 to 25 February 2018. The objective of the visit was to gain first-hand knowledge of the situation, assess the challenges of addressing conflict-related sexual violence in Sudan, and establish constructive dialogue with national authorities in this regard. It marked the first time […]

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Environmental Crisis Hit Homes, Women Suffer the Most

When Mandelena became a mother, she was only 16. During the prolonged dry season in Gwor County, South Sudan, her community saw crops failing and cattle dying. Children stopped going to school because of hunger and women and girls had to walk up to five hours every day to collect water. When resources for families […]

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They’re “always watching and very suspicious,” said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan’s Greater Equatoria region. This vast and now […]

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