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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. […]

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 […]