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UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 25, 2019

US recalls ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington

The United States has called its ambassador to South Sudan back to Washington for consultations as Washington reevaluates its relationship with the country after a delay in implementing a fragile …

Flooding in East Africa affects more than 1 million people

More than 1 million people in East Africa are affected by flooding after higher than normal rainfall, an aid group said Friday. Parts of the region are bracing for a …

South Sudan tries to protect wildlife after long conflict

South Sudan tries to protect wildlife parks from poaching after years of civil war

Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

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 …

South Sudan government and rebels sign another peace deal

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 …

South Sudan’s warring leaders agree to share power, again

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

South Sudan’s latest cease-fire is violated within hours

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 …

‘Permanent’ cease-fire begins in South Sudan’s civil war

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.

South Sudan’s warring leaders meet for 1st time since 2016

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

U.S. slaps arms embargo on South Sudan, urges UN to do same

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.

UNICEF: More illiteracy in young people facing instability

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 …

‘They started to burn our houses’: Ethnic strife in Ethiopia threatens a key U.S. ally

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 …

Child marriage increasing in civil war-torn South Sudan

“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

South Sudan should probe death of U.S. reporter: rights group

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

U.S. man killed in South Sudan; army says ‘caught in fighting’

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 …

Armyworm influx risks worsening South Sudan hunger, U.N. says

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 …

South Sudanese refugees grapple with honoring their dead

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 …

UN: Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

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 …

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

South Sudan’s war leaves disabled, elderly at special risk

More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.

U.N. asks for billions to avert four hunger crises, but the money doesn’t arrive

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 …

15 children die in South Sudan after workers vaccinate them with dirty needles

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.

New South Sudan fighting displaces 25,000 people

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 …

U.S. urges new sanctions against South Sudan, Russia says `no’

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 …

U.S. senators say food aid constraints delay help amid famine

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

Rape reaches ‘epic proportions’ in South Sudan’s civil war

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, …

Uganda at ‘breaking point’ as South Sudan refugees pour in

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 …

UN experts: 100,000 starve while South Sudan buys weapons

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 …

Goodman/Moynihan: 20 million need food, not bombs

President Trump should fully fund food shipments and spearhead much-needed diplomacy to avoid the immense catastrophe of 20 million horrific deaths by starvation.

South Sudan experiencing ethnic cleansing, UN report says

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.