South Sudan in Focus

A member of a medical team wearing protective suit sanitizes cargo that arrived, inside a plane at the airfield, to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, at the Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, April 5, 2020.
The UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said the individual is a UN staff member who has been in the country for nearly five weeks 
Waakhe Simon Wudu
Sun, 04/05/2020 - 14:09
Lupai Samuel Stephen, director of an organization called I Am Peace Initiative, sits with his team to organize the upcoming Peace Camp program in Juba, South Sudan. (Chika Oduah/VOA)
Peace-building initiatives in South Sudan aim to build on the recent power-sharing agreement and end years of warfare
Chika Oduah
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 17:16
South Sudan Activists Hope to Unify A Divided Nation
The people of South Sudan have endured decades of war. The intense fighting has left deep scars on the nation.
Chika Oduah
Tue, 03/31/2020 - 16:24
TOPSHOT - Passengers from an international flight given a temperature screening at Juba International Airport in Juba, South…
Donation is meant for preventative measures to fight the coronavirus  
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Mon, 03/30/2020 - 21:19
FILE - A lone motorcyclist is seen on an otherwise empty street in Khartoum , Sudan, March 24, 2020, as the Sudanese government ordered a nighttime curfew to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
Country's health officials are worried as many people who were possibly exposed to the coronavirus are not cooperating with isolation efforts
Naba Mohiedeen
Sat, 03/28/2020 - 13:17
A man walks in front of the departure gate of the new terminal building at Juba International Airport in Juba, South Sudan, on…
South Sudan and Sudan close borders and international airports to combat the spread of the coronavirus
Lasuba Memo
Wed, 03/25/2020 - 03:02
Shejirina Moni gave birth to nine children but only three of them, two girls and a boy, are alive. Six died of various illnesses. (Chika Oduah/VOA)
More than a million children have been vaccinated against deadly measles outbreak in South Sudan
Chika Oduah
Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:56
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir attends a meeting on the cutting of the number of states from 32 to 10, at the State House…
South Sudan President Salva Kiir bans newly appointed ministers from traveling outside the country
Lasuba Memo
Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:47
FILE - South Sudanese refugees receive food after being transported from the border of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to a refugee settlement site in Aru, DRC, May 10, 2019.
Millions of refugees are waiting to see if peace holds before they return to homes they fled in their home country
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 03/14/2020 - 13:22
Sudanese rescue teams and security forces gather next to damaged vehicles at the site of an assassination attempt against Sudan…
Sudan’s government says FBI agents have arrived in Khartoum to help investigate Monday’s assassination attempt on Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok
Michael Atit
Wed, 03/11/2020 - 15:03
Council-mandated Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan Yasmin Sooka addresses the Human Rights Council 26th Special Session…
UN investigators accuse South Sudanese leaders of widespread corruption and trampling the rights and freedoms of their people
Lisa Schlein
Mon, 03/09/2020 - 11:54
The president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit, left, swears in Dr. Riek Machar as the first Vice President of South Sudan,…
Humanitarian workers say they hope formation of national unity government in South Sudan under peace deal last month will ease suffering in country, but those expectations are tempered by reports of continuing violence
Lisa Schlein
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 17:58
Monica Yom Kulang (with broken arm) sitting under a desert date tree with her family members in Malek village, Jonglei state
South Sudanese with leprosy are forced to live in an isolation camp 20 kilometers south of Bor with few medical supplies, little food or shelter, even though leprosy is curable
Deng Ghai Deng
Thu, 03/05/2020 - 15:27
Workers take a photo during a ceremony marking the restarting of crude oil pumping at the Unity oil fields in South Sudan,…
Three new "administrative areas" likely to cause friction in new government
Carol Van Dam Falk
Fri, 02/28/2020 - 21:17
Workers are seen at an oil well at the Toma South oil field to Heglig, in Ruweng State, South Sudan August 25, 2018.
Residents in oil-rich Ruweng County petition South Sudan's supreme court demanding millions of dollars in compensation for damages from oil leaks.
Viola Elias
Thu, 02/27/2020 - 11:06