News South Sudan » People: Media, rights activists threatened in South Sudan: U.N. report
South Sudan plunged into civil conflict in December 2013, after clashes between troops loyal to Kiir and his former deputy Riek Machar. Since then, tens of thousands of people have died and more than 4.5 million have been forced to flee their homes.
News South Sudan » People: S. Sudan president warns officers who 'seek power for personal gains'
The South Sudan Police was founded after the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2005 within the government efforts to transform the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) fighters into a professional army and institutionalised police.
News South Sudan » People: Anglican Church Endorses Vatican's Call for Prayers for South Sudan, DRC
South Sudan’s conflict began in 2013 as a power struggle between President Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, who was Kiir’s deputy. The war has driven 2 million people from the country and left more than a million others a step away from famine, according to ...
News South Sudan » People: UN says S.Sudan abuse with journalists
South Sudan's four-year-old civil war has killed tens of thousands of people and forced millions from their homes. Criticised for continuing their battle for power while disregarding the suffering of the people, both government and rebel sides have grown ...
News South Sudan » People: UN report: freedom of expression vital for lasting peace in South Sudan
[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 » People: South Sudan: Rebels to Release Detained Kenyan Pilots
in the Greater Upper Nile region of South Sudan, on January 7. Following the crash, Captain Pius Frank Njoroge and co-pilot Kennedy Shamalla have been under the custody of Sudan People's Liberation Army-In Opposition (SPLA-IO) rebels who have been ...
News South Sudan » People: Sudan: Seeking Russian Protection From Americans
Most people in South Sudan are feeling the impact of the civil war. In 2017 foreign aid efforts provided emergency aid (mainly food) to half the population. Meanwhile a third of the population (over three million civilians) have become refugees.
News South Sudan » People: Sudan: Prisoner Release Left Many Activists Behind
At least five people – including an economist ... 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 ...
News South Sudan » People: Sudan: After years of conflict, millions require aid; But is the world paying attention?
Fighting in that region, which is about the size of Spain, has displaced millions of people since 2003. During the past year, there has been sporadic new conflict, but the country has seen the arrival of new refugees from South Sudan, and it now hosts some ...
News South Sudan » People: Archbishop of Canterbury joins Pope’s call for prayer and fasting for South Sudan and DRC
Backing the Pope’s call, which has been endorsed by Anglican leaders around the globe, Archbishop Justin Welby said: “Tomorrow, Pope Francis is calling for a day of fasting and prayer for the people of South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo.