South Sudan in Focus

US actor and activist George Clooney speaks at a press conference about South Sudan in London, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019. The largest multinational oil consortium in South Sudan is "proactively participating in the destruction" of the country, the…
Investigative report by The Sentry outlines billions that were looted from South Sudan by international profiteers, leading to the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 20:04
FILE - Swamps surround a village in Ayod County, northern South Sudan, July 3, 2018. Rains that began Sunday caused flash floods that have displaced thousands of people in the rebel-controlled county.
The affected households are in rebel-controlled Ayod County of Fangak state; residents who say they have lost everything are pleading for humanitarian aid
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 18:18
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir takes part in a national day of prayers for peace at the state house in Juba, South Sudan, Sept. 19, 2019.
South Sudan President Kiir holds a prayer meeting at the Presidential Palace to reiterate his pledge to start a unity government in November and to order soldiers to stop robbing citizens
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 16:03
Awut Deng Achuil, the South Sudan Minister for Foreign and the first female to hold the position, speaks to press in Juba, South Sudan, Thursday, Sept.12, 2019. Sudan's newly appointed government and rebel leaders agreed Wednesday on a roadmap aimed…
Woman who spent 40 days in detention was among many thousands who risked their lives leading protests that eventually pushed the military to overthrow al-Bashir in April
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Thu, 09/19/2019 - 09:06
FILE - A man reads a copy of the Juba Monitor, with a heading referring to the killing of South Sudanese journalist Peter Moi of The New Nation newspaper, on August 21, 2015 in Juba.
Poor economy and, some say, poor management have sidelined a number of operations
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 20:09
FILE - A presidential protection guard from South Sudan's People Defense Force (SSPDF) walks in the rain after a parade at the training site in Rejaf West, outside Juba, South Sudan, April 26, 2019.
Investigators say this is a government that cannot supply stationery or even food, but has no problem buying bullets
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 20:34
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir walks in a hotel in Addis Ababa, September 24, 2012, where he was to meet with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir for a second day of talks.
US Ambassador Thomas Hushek says it will take time for international community to regain their trust in the South Sudan government because of the lack of transparency in the Kiir administration
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Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:34