Stories tagged: South Sudan
Sat., July 27, 2019, 8:04 p.m.
South Sudan tries to protect wildlife parks from poaching after years of civil war
Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 8:07 a.m.
Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2018, 1 p.m.
South Sudan’s warring parties on Wednesday signed what they say is the final peace agreement to end the country’s five-year civil war, which has killed tens of thousands and displaced …
Wed., July 25, 2018, 6:36 p.m.
South Sudan’s warring leaders have agreed to share power once again in the latest effort to end a five-year civil war, officials announced Wednesday, days after the United States said …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 2:02 p.m.
South Sudan government troops violated the country’s latest cease-fire just hours after it began at midnight, the armed opposition claimed Saturday, while a government spokesman accused the rebels of attacking …
Fri., June 29, 2018, 3:15 p.m.
A cease-fire began at midnight Saturday in South Sudan as a weary nation wondered whether this latest attempt to end a five-year civil war would hold.
Wed., June 20, 2018, 8:28 p.m.
South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for the first time in almost two years Wednesday amid efforts to end a five-year civil war, shaking hands but making no public comments.
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
The Trump administration is imposing a U.S. arms embargo on civil war-torn South Sudan while urging the United Nations and other countries to do the same.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:40 p.m.
Nearly 30 percent of young people between the ages of 15 and 24 in countries affected by conflict and disaster are illiterate, triple the global rate, the U.N. children’s agency …
Sat., Oct. 21, 2017, 12:07 p.m.
A largely hidden war in remote areas of Ethiopia has killed hundreds of people, displaced more than 100,000 others and raised the specter of ethnic cleansing, potentially destabilizing an important …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
“If I’d have refused, my father and brothers would have killed me,” Eliza says. Shifting uncomfortably in her plastic chair, the 17-year-old recoils when remembering her wedding day.
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 27, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
An international human rights group said the killing of an American journalist in South Sudan violates international humanitarian law and should be investigated.
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 3:29 p.m.
An American man has been killed in civil war-torn South Sudan, the U.S. Embassy said Saturday, while South Sudan’s army said he was caught up in fighting between rebels and …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 10:53 a.m.
An invasion of fall armyworms may further damage South Sudanese farming, worsening shortages in the war-torn country where half the population is already facing hunger, a Food and Agriculture Organization …
Sat., June 24, 2017, 9:09 a.m.
The cemetery for South Sudanese refugees lies between two streams that flood when the rains come, leaving debris scattered across the otherwise unmarked graves. Some people reach safety in the …
Sun., June 18, 2017, 10:12 p.m.
The number of people displaced from their homes across the world climbed slightly to 65.6 million last year, with the escalating conflict in South Sudan accounting for the rise, the …
Sat., June 17, 2017
After fleeing war and abuse, Sudanese student graduates high school in Spokane and charts a brave course
Five years ago, Achan Akon made a decision. She was going to report her mother to Child Protective Services. It was not something she did lightly.
UPDATED: Sun., June 4, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.
Sat., June 3, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
At the beginning of this year, the United Nations made one of its boldest requests ever for funding. It needed billions of dollars to fund a humanitarian response, said Secretary …
Fri., June 2, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
Fifteen children died and dozens more fell ill after vaccination workers ignored basic hygiene procedures during South Sudan’s national measles vaccination campaign last month.
Wed., April 26, 2017, 11:03 a.m.
At least 25,000 people were displaced after fighting in the town of Kodok, according to a spokesman for the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, one day after the top United …
Tue., April 25, 2017, 3:37 p.m.
U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council on Tuesday to impose an arms embargo and additional sanctions on South Sudan to pressure the parties to end the civil …
Sat., April 15, 2017, 1:21 p.m.
As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of “America First,” two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims …
UPDATED: Sat., March 25, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
After months of being raped by her rebel captors, the young woman became pregnant. Amid her suffering, the child was a spark of life. So she named him Barack Obama, …
Thu., March 23, 2017, 5:14 p.m.
Uganda is at a “breaking point” as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief and Uganda’s government said Thursday, calling for …
Fri., March 17, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
UNITED NATIONS – South Sudan’s government is spending at least half its budget on security and weapons while 100,000 people are dying of starvation as a result of famine caused …
Fri., March 17, 2017
President Trump should fully fund food shipments and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.
Tue., March 7, 2017, 7:34 a.m.
A new United Nations report describes South Sudan as teetering on the edge of genocide and experiencing ethnic cleansing, a stark portrayal of a nation whose crises now include famine.
UPDATED: Mon., March 6, 2017, 11:41 p.m.
South Sudan’s government is blocking desperately needed food aid and restricting United Nations peacekeepers, according to a confidential report by the U.N. secretary-general and a statement by a top U.N. …
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 11:04 p.m.
Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result …