South Sudan in Focus

Sudan's former president Omar Hassan al-Bashir stands guarded inside a cage at the courthouse where he is facing corruption charges, in Khartoum, Sudan, Aug. 19, 2019.
Bashir and other officials from the former ruling party have been in prison since the military ousted Bashir last April
Naba Mohiedeen
Tue, 02/11/2020 - 11:24
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands after meetings on Oct. 20.
After a six-hour meeting in Juba, the parties involved fail to break the stalemate over the number of states in South Sudan and the boundaries ahead of a Feb. 22 deadline
Lasuba Memo
Fri, 02/07/2020 - 01:38
Angelina Teny, wife of South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar, addresses a news conference in Ethiopia's capital of Addis Ababa…
Angelina Terry says government and opposition forces cannot be merged before February 22 deadline to form unity government
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Thu, 02/06/2020 - 09:40
Paul Alim Amol grows mangoes, guava, lemons, oranges, pawpaw, and sugar canes. (VOA/Deng Ghai)
Former South Sudan Soldier Paul Alim Amol says he makes millions of South Sudanese pounds a year as a fruit farmer, money he could never have earned serving in the military
Deng Ghai Deng
Tue, 02/04/2020 - 00:58
FILE - Birds circle above a Sudanese fisherman as he washes his day's catch in the early morning hours by the Nile River bank, in Omdurman, Khartoum, Sudan.
Boost in commerce noted after South Sudan dispatches security forces near a disputed island
Deng Ghai Deng
Thu, 01/30/2020 - 16:03
Tibor P. Nagy, U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, gives a press conference in a room of the presidency of the…
Visit points to thaw in bilateral relations following ouster of Omar al-Bashir last April
Naba Mohiedeen
Wed, 01/29/2020 - 16:21
Peacekeeper troops from Ethiopia and deployed in the United Nations (UN) Interim Security Force for Abyei (UNISFA) patrol at…
British House of Lords member said she will bring issue of UN peacekeepers in Abyei to parliament
Diing Magot
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 21:37
Tibor P. Nagy, U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs, gives a press conference in a room of the presidency of the Central African Republic, Jan. 20, 2020.
Tibor Nagy says South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar should put aside disagreements that have delayed formation of post-civil war unity government
John Tanza Bio Photo
Tue, 01/28/2020 - 18:00
Dinka cattle herdsmen in Abyei.
The UN is calling for calm in the wake of the attack by armed gunmen on a Dinka village that left dozens dead and scores injured
Lisa Schlein
Sat, 01/25/2020 - 09:10
Map of Abyei region, showing Sudan-South Sudan
Sudanese Sovereign Council member blames UN peacekeepers for allowing Wednesday's deadly attack
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Fri, 01/24/2020 - 14:56
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A Sudanese government delegation and armed rebel groups signed a framework agreement covering security arrangements, power sharing and land issues in Sudan. The framework deal signed in Juba between rebel groups under the umbrella group Sudan Revolutionary Front and transitional government officials moves the parties a step closer to a final peace agreement.  
Map showing Khartoum, Sudan and Juba, South Sudan
A group of armed Misseriya are accused of killing 32 villagers outside of the disputed territory of Abyei, including 9 children on January 22
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Thu, 01/23/2020 - 11:09
Leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar shakes hands with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir after a tripartite summit at the State House in Entebbe, Uganda, Nov. 7, 2019.
Issues of boundaries and number of South Sudan states have been turned over for arbitration and should not hold up the process, committee says
Dimo Silva Aurelio
Thu, 01/16/2020 - 15:05
Sudanese refugees, who fled from the clashes between forces loyal to the internationally recognized Government of National Accord and forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, sit together at a school in Libya's capital, Tripoli, on April 24, 2019.
The UN refugee agency is teaming up with more than 30 other partners to provide the refugees with shelter, health, education and other crucial aid for survival
Lisa Schlein
Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:40
A woman struggles to roast sorghum for food at Naipuru  camp for internal displaced persons in Jebel Boma County.
Through a combination of floods, bad roads and widespread insecurity, the two counties in the Upper Nile region have been effectively cut off from the rest of South Sudan and a reliable food supply
John Tanza Bio Photo
Fri, 01/10/2020 - 17:16