South Sudan in Focus

Young boys navigate a flooded street on a makeshift raft through the town of Salmaniya, about 25 miles (35 km) southwest of the…
The UN Food and Agriculture Organization is pledging $70 million to help Sudanese families whose farms were destroyed in flooding caused by record high rainfall in September
Michael Atit
Thu, 10/01/2020 - 03:33 PM
South Sudan in Focus
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The United Nations donates millions of dollars to support Sudanese families affected by severe flooding across the country; a new study says livestock farmers in countries including Kenya and Uganda are often overlooked as contributors to world food security and biodiversity; and researchers and journalists in South Sudan find it difficult to access information from government institutions.
David Shearer, the united nation's head of mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), speaks during a news conference in Juba, South…
David Shearer says there remain major challenges that could lead to more violence
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 07:26 PM
Sudanese Women Keep Pushing for Democracy
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Sudanese women played a pivotal role in ousting former president Omar al-Bashir in 2019.  As Sudan's transitional government moves toward democracy, for the first time in decades, women are again playing a key role in seeking justice and equality.  Naba Mohiedeen reports from Khartoum. Camera: Naba Mohiedeen  Produced by: Robert Raffaele 
Naba Mohiedeen
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 06:20 PM
Civilians chant slogans as members of Sudanese pro-democracy protest on the anniversary of a major anti-military protest, as…
As Sudan's transitional government moves toward democracy, for the first time in decades women are playing a key role in seeking justice and equality
Naba Mohiedeen
Wed, 09/30/2020 - 01:56 PM
South Sudan in Focus
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A top U.N. official says the challenges facing South Sudan's peace process could lead to an escalation of violence; a 15-year old South Sudanese refugee finishes Sudan's Primary leaving exams with the second highest score in Khartoum; and South Sudan's Ministry of General Education says schools will reopen under a new calendar on October 5th.
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Women's rights activists condemn the killings of four women in Lakes State; a former South Sudanese refugee is named Canada's advisor to the UNHCR 2020 Executive Committee meeting; and the South Sudan Ministry of Health warns of a second wave of coronavirus cases in the country.
Alain Noudehou, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, and Matthew HollingWorth, the Country Director of World Food Program (WFP), wade through flood water in Duk padiet county of Jonglei State, in South Sudan, Sept. 24, 2020.
World Food Program says natural disaster is worsened by ongoing violence and COVID-19 economic shock
Lisa Schlein
Tue, 09/29/2020 - 09:15 AM
South Sudan in Focus
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Sudanese opposition political parties react to the ongoing negotiations to normalize Sudan-Israel relations; participants at an economic conference in Sudan resolve to establish a roadmap to help stabilize the country; and South Sudan wildlife authorities impound more than 300 kilograms of smuggled animal skin at Juba International Airport.
South Sudan in Focus
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Parties to South Sudan's revitalized peace deal sign another power-sharing agreement; OCHA South Sudan appeals for more than eighty million dollars in humanitarian assistance for families affected by floods; and the International Monetary Fund advises Sudan on reforms that will stabilize the country's economy.
South Sudan in Focus
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Jonglei State police arrest Organized Forces members in connection with a murder in Bor Town's Hai Salam neighborhood; journalists in Cameroon call for an end to reporter harassment; and the author of a new book advocates for youth activism against oppression in Uganda. 
FILE - A shopkeeper hands an item to a girl in his shop in Juba, South Sudan, March 1, 2019.
UN investigators say larger problem is pervasive corruption
David Mono Danga 
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 07:42 PM
South Sudan in Focus
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Economic experts recommend the South Sudan government eliminate the current capitalist system in favor of one that is market-friendly; health officials say nearly a dozen coronavirus patients have escaped from a treatment center in Jonglei State; and the South Sudan Bright Stars resume training ahead of their AFCON qualifying match against Uganda.
A family try to cross a flooded area after the Nile river overflowed after continuous heavy rain which caused thousands of…
New report presents deeply disturbing picture of country mired in crooked schemes aimed at enriching political elite at the expense of millions of impoverished people
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 09/23/2020 - 12:40 PM
A South Sudanese faithful beliver wearing a Catholic cross prays during a mass held at the St Theresa Cathedral church Kator,…
South Sudan's Catholic faithful returned to Mass by the hundreds in the capital Juba on Sunday, after the government lifted COVID-19 restrictions on prayer services
Waakhe Simon Wudu
Tue, 09/22/2020 - 06:07 PM