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News South Sudan: Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan: U.N. report

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southsudan-unrest-rights/media-rights-activists-threatened-in-south-sudan-u-n-report-idUSKCN1G61JQ
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

JUBA (Reuters) - Journalists and rights activists in South Sudan have been killed or arrested and newspapers closed, often by the government, hampering coverage of one of the world’s biggest humanitarian crises, the United Nations said on Thursday.

News South Sudan: Anglican Church Endorses Vatican's Call for Prayers for South Sudan, DRC

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/anglican-church-endorses-vatican-call-for-prayers-for-south-sudan/4266617.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Archbishop Josiah Idowu-Fearon, secretary-general of the Anglican consultative council, is appealing to the leaders of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to end violence and restore peace. Idowu-Fearon said the Anglican Communion ...

News South Sudan: Pope declares Feb. 23 day of fasting, prayer for DRC, South Sudan

News channel or source: http://www.africanews.com/2018/02/22/pope-declares-feb-23-day-of-fasting-prayer-for-drc-south-sudan/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Pope Francis has declared a a day of fasting and prayer for crisis-ridden Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Both countries have been dogged by security and humanitarian crisis over the past few years. The Holy Father has thus called for ...

News South Sudan: UN report: freedom of expression vital for lasting peace in South Sudan

News channel or source: http://jurist.org/paperchase/2018/02/un-report-freedom-of-expression-vital-for-lasting-peace-in-south-sudan.php
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

[JURIST] True reconciliation and lasting peace in South Sudan will only be possible if people are both free and safe to express themselves, regardless of any of their affiliations, according to a UN report [text, PDF] released Thursday. Conflict has ...

News South Sudan: UN says S.Sudan abuse with journalists

News channel or source: http://www.worldbulletin.net/news/199095/un-says-ssudan-abuse-with-journalists
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

State security officers were responsible for the majority of the incidents verified by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) and UN Human Rights Office between July 2016 and December 2017. In at least 60 incidents over the last year and a half journalists ...

News South Sudan: South Sudan: Rebels to Release Detained Kenyan Pilots

News channel or source: http://allafrica.com/stories/201802190101.html
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

After more than a month in captivity, two Kenyan pilots detained by rebels in South Sudan could finally be heading home. This is after the government and the rebels agreed on the amount of money to be paid as compensation for loss of life and property when ...

News South Sudan: Sudan: Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind

News channel or source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/22/sudan-prisoner-release-left-many-activists-behind
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Sudan’s economy deteriorated following South Sudan’s independence in 2011 and in response, the government has imposed austerity measures that included devaluing the currency and lifting subsidies on wheat earlier this year, driving up the price of bread.

News South Sudan: On eve of worldwide day of prayer, USCCB official examines crises in DRC, South Sudan

News channel or source: https://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=35628
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has declared February 23 to be a special day of prayer and fasting for peace, with particular attention to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and South Sudan. The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in ...

News South Sudan: Archbishop of Canterbury joins Pope’s call for prayer and fasting for South Sudan and DRC

News channel or source: http://www.anglicannews.org/news/2018/02/archbishop-of-canterbury-joins-popes-call-for-prayer-and-fasting-for-south-sudan-and-drc.aspx
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

Archbishop Justin Welby has joined Pope Francis in calling for tomorrow (Friday) to be set aside as a day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is backing Pope Francis ...

News South Sudan: In South Sudan, civil war drives more children onto the streets, into work

News channel or source: https://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/south-sudan-civil-war-drives-more-children-streets-work
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

Stefanie Glinski | AWEIL, South Sudan, Feb 13 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Malit ran away from home a year ago, he didn’t know he would be eating from the garbage and sleeping rough. But the 12-year-old insists life on the streets of Aweil, a city ...