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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 […]

Six Aid Workers Missing In South Sudan

Six Aid Workers Missing In South Sudan

 SIX aid workers have gone missing in the war-torn South Sudan. They went missing on the road between Wau and Raja in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal region on Sunday. The aid workers include one international and five national staff working for two international and a national aid organisation. There were reports of armed […]

South Sudan Rebel Attacks Have Killed 34 People Since Beginning of Year

South Sudan Rebel Attacks Have Killed 34 People Since Beginning of Year

Attacks by rebel groups in South Sudan killed 34 people in the first three days of this year even as warring parties agreed in December to cease hostilities, according to a military official. Three attacks in the south of the country by rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar and the army’s ex-deputy chief […]

South Sudan Court To Try 24 Women For Wearing Trousers

South Sudan Court To Try 24 Women For Wearing Trousers

 Twenty-four women will be tried in a district court in Khartoum on Sunday for ‘wearing inappropriate clothing’. Public order police stormed a party on Wednesday evening, where the girls and women were wearing trousers. The party took place in El Mamoura, south of Khartoum, when the public order police appeared. The session is scheduled to […]

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

UN Moves To Protect South Sudan Civilians After Years Of Criticism

United Nations peacekeepers in South Sudan are moving more aggressively to protect civilians caught in the country’s four-year civil war, after years of criticism for failures that led to the sacking of the mission’s military chief last year. This year, the U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has rescued aid workers and U.N. staff during […]

Sudan Court Rules – Girls In Trousers Not ‘Disgraceful Dress’

Sudan Court Rules – Girls In Trousers Not ‘Disgraceful Dress’

Sudan’s Public Order Court has dismissed charges against two girls, accused of wearing disgraceful dress, citing a lack of evidence by the police and that “trousers are not disgraceful”. The court dismissed the charges over a “lack of evidence provided by the community security” during the session in Khartoum yesterday. “Wearing trousers is not a […]

Sudan: Women Protest Water Outages In Port Sudan

Sudan: Women Protest Water Outages In Port Sudan

On Sunday, dozens of women from El Mirghaniya and El Matar districts in the Red Sea capital of Port Sudan took to the streets in protest against repeated and long cuts in the water provision. The demonstrators blocked the main road leading to the two districts with stones, journalist Osman Hashim told Radio Dabanga. They […]

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

Nigeria, Three Others Get Trump’s $639m Aid

United States President, Mr. Donald Trump at the weekend promised $639 million in aid to feed people facing starvation because of drought and conflict in North-eastern part of Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen. Of the funding, $121 million would go to Nigeria, according to Rob Jenkins, Acting Head, Bureau of Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian […]

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

Hunger Used as a Weapon of War in South Sudan, Amnesty Says

South Sudanese government forces and rebels have used hunger as a weapon of war in a region once seen as the country’s breadbasket that’s been ravaged by killings, gang-rapes and looting over the past year, Amnesty International said. Civilians’ access to food in the southern region of Equatoria, where conflict spread last July, is “severely […]

Uganda, UN Appeal for $8 Billion For South Sudan Refugees

Uganda, UN Appeal for $8 Billion For South Sudan Refugees

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013. They come with the little they could save from their homes having fled war and famine. They come in their […]

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