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Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

December 8, 2017 11:30 pm
Over 1 million South Sudanese on brink of famine: United Nations

Alissa Lual, a displaced mother of three children, shows the stock of food in her shelter at a camp for internally displaced persons (IDPs) formed by local community members at Barmayen Village in Aweil State, some 740km northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, November 22, 2017. (Photo by […]

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50 killed in South Sudan tribal clashes

November 29, 2017 2:27 am
50 killed in South Sudan tribal clashes

Akuach Ane, a displaced grandmother of three children, stands at the entrance to her shelter at an Internally Displaced Person (IDP) camp formed by local community members at Barmayen village in Aweil state some 740km northwest of Juba, the capital of South Sudan, November 22, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Fifty […]

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South Sudan violence against women ‘twice the global average’

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South Sudan violence against women ‘twice the global average’

This file photo, taken on October 4, 2016, shows a displaced woman as she carries goods as United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) peacekeepers patrol outside the premises of the UN Protection of Civilians (PoC) site in Juba. (By AFP) The “shocking scale” of violence against women and girls […]

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir escalating tensions

November 4, 2017 6:00 pm
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir escalating tensions

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L) and former military chief of staff Paul Malong (file photo) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered troops to surround the house of the country’s former military chief of staff, Paul Malong, amid rising political tensions the country’s capital city. Media reports said tensions […]

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir escalating tensions

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir escalating tensions

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir (L) and former military chief of staff Paul Malong (file photo) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has ordered troops to surround the house of the country’s former military chief of staff, Paul Malong, amid rising political tensions the country’s capital city. Media reports said tensions […]

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Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan: United Nations

August 19, 2017 10:30 pm
Attacks on aid workers increasing in South Sudan: United Nations

Sudanese workers offload US aid destined for South Sudan from the World Food Programme (WFP) at Port Sudan on March 19, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations says attacks against aid workers are increasing in South Sudan. A statement by the humanitarian coordinator there, Serge Tissot, says the attacks […]

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South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now one million: United Nations

August 17, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudanese refugees in Uganda now one million: United Nations

Refugee children from South Sudan walk in the Bidi Bidi resettlement camp in the Northern District of Yumbe, Uganda, April 14, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached one million, the United Nations says, marking a grim milestone for what has become the […]

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South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border

August 12, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan rebels retake strategic town along Ethiopia border

South Sudanese rebels hold weapons near their base at the rebel-held village of Thonyor in Leer County on April 11, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Sudan’s rebels say they have retaken control of their stronghold town of Pagak near the border with Ethiopia from government forces. “We took control of […]

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South Sudan army captures rebels’ main bastion along Ethiopia border

August 7, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan army captures rebels’ main bastion along Ethiopia border

File photo shows South Sudanese government forces. The army of South Sudan says it has managed to recapture the main bastion of the country’s rebels following weeks of clashes. Military spokesman Dickson Gatluak said Monday that government forces took control of Pagak near the Ethiopian border after forces loyal to […]

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South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir declares state of emergency

July 18, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir declares state of emergency

South Sudan President Salva Kiir (L) leaves after attending the commemoration of Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) Day at the SPLA headquarters in Juba, South Sudan, on May 18, 2017. (Photo by AFP) South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has declared a three-month state of emergency in his home state, where […]

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South Sudan has world’s fastest growing displaced population, warns United Nations

June 19, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan has world’s fastest growing displaced population, warns United Nations

A displaced woman boils water in her new settlement in Aburoc, South Sudan, on June 5, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations has called for urgent international help to reach out to those affected by war in South Sudan, saying the world’s youngest nation has the fastest growing number […]

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Contaminated vaccines kill 15 children in South Sudan

June 2, 2017 10:30 pm
Contaminated vaccines kill 15 children in South Sudan

Children malnourished at various levels wait to be processed by aid workers for a UNICEF- funded health program catering to children displaced by drought, at a facility in Baidoa town, the capital of Bay region of southwestern Somalia on March 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Fifteen children have died in […]

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South Sudan begins trial of 13 soldiers accused of rape, murder in July 2016

May 30, 2017 2:57 pm
South Sudan begins trial of 13 soldiers accused of rape, murder in July 2016

Rwandan peacekeepers serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) stand guard inside their compound in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, July 20, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) A South Sudan military court has begun the trial sessions of 13 government troops suspected of raping foreign aid workers and murdering […]

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South Sudan troops killed 114 civilians in six months: United Nations

May 19, 2017 10:30 pm
South Sudan troops killed 114 civilians in six months: United Nations

The photo shows South Sudanese refugees at a UN camp in Waral, Sudan’s White Nile state, south of Khartoum, May 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations says at least 114 civilians were killed in and around the South Sudanese town of Yei by pro-government forces in the period […]

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United Nations urges $1.4 bn in donation for South Sudanese refugees

May 15, 2017 10:30 pm
United Nations urges $1.4 bn in donation for South Sudanese refugees

This photo taken on April 14, 2017 at Bidibidi health center in the northern district of Yumbe in Uganda shows refugees from South Sudan sitting as they wait to receive treatment. (Photo by AFP) The United Nations has urged donor countries to raise their contributions to South Sudanese refugees, saying […]

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