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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 […]

Oil Production To Boost South Sudan’s Economy

Oil Production To Boost South Sudan’s Economy

After years of conflict-induced shutdown, South Sudan expects a windfall from resumed oil production to spur economic growth as it opens territory to new investors to explore more hydrocarbon deposits. Government officials in Juba, and private sector players, hope the July 2018 peace pact between the warring factions will hold and build investor confidence to […]

South Sudan Is Out Of Cash

South Sudan Is Out Of Cash

Several times a week, the 45-year-old accountant lines up at one of the few ATMs in Khartoum still dispensing banknotes, waiting hours to withdraw the daily maximum of 2,000 Sudanese pounds ($42). That sum’s being spread increasingly thinly to feed his family, as inflation in the North African nation hits its highest in two decades, […]

South Sudan Film Raises Funds For Isolated Hospital In War Zone

South Sudan Film Raises Funds For Isolated Hospital In War Zone

With the unrelenting violence in places such as South Sudan and Somalia, the world seems to have overlooked the people of Sudan’s Nuba Mountains, where for several years President Omar al-Bashir waged war against his own people. A few years ago on a near-daily basis, Russian-made Antonov planes bombed unarmed civilians, injuring and killing them, […]

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

NGO Launches Campaign To Empower Girls In South Sudan

As the world marks the International Day of the Girl on Thursday, girls in South Sudan are calling on their government to do more to help them receive an education. Low teacher pay and unqualified teachers are among the problems facing South Sudanese girls, and they want their nation’s leaders to do something about it. […]

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