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Ironically, despite that al-Bashir has ventured to send Sudanese these troops to fight in Yemen, but his regime didn't get any assistance from the Kingdom, the initiator of the Yemeni war. And this proves that al-Bashir's priority in this sectarian conflict was to get personal gains from it since he is more ...
... had/has & will never will. South Sudanese people have been saying all along that there no more damn war in our country. We have crushed the US, the UK, their UN, their sleazy NGOs, their evil juus & some of their creepy allies in between aimless armed rebellion in our country & against our people>>>.

"No child should ever have to pick up a weapon and fight" said Mahimbo Mdoe, UNICEF's Representative in South Sudan. "For every child released, today marks the start of a new life." During the ceremony, 112 boys and 92 girls were formally disarmed and provided with civilian clothes, their weapons left ...
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months. An estimated 19,000 children are believed to be in armed forces amid the country's 5-year civil war, ...
When the third round of talks* aimed at revitalising the chances of peace in South Sudan gets underway in Addis Ababa on 26 April, the country's influential former military chief wants to be at the table. Paul Malong's announcement on Tuesday, 10 April, that he was launching a new opposition party added ...
April 11, 2018 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese defence ministry has stuck to its participation in the Saudi-led war against the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen and mentioned the presence of South Sudanese troops inside the national territory. JPEG - 29.9 kb; Saudi soldiers is seen in the southern ...

The Roadmap Agreement of 2016, which is the only political document to have been signed by the major political organisations to Sudan's conflicts, suffered ... The Government's decision created a political vacuum; it left the issues of stopping war and addressing the humanitarian crises in Darfur, the Nuba ...
March 30, 2018 (JUBA) - The armed opposition, SPLM-IO, denied issuing threats to wage "endless war" after the IGAD conditional decision to terminate the confinement of the group's leader in South Africa. JPEG - 43.7 kb; South Sudan's First Vice President, Riek Machar, calling for reconciliation and ...
YIDA, South Sudan — It's been five years since Romea Osma sought refuge in an unlikely place: civil war-torn South Sudan. After fighting broke out in neighboring Sudan between the government and opposition fighters in the Nuba Mountains in 2011 and Osma's cousin and nephew were killed, the ...
MALAKAL: By the time her 19-year-old son was shot in front of her, Ayak had already lost her four brothers and witnessed countless deaths in South Sudan's brutal war. Living alone in a miserable structure of plastic sheets and tin in a huge camp for displaced people, watching as relentless rains turned ...
By the time her 19-year-old son was shot in front of her, Ayak had already lost her four brothers and witnessed countless deaths in South Sudan's brutal war. Living alone in a miserable structure of plastic sheets and tin in a huge camp for displaced people, watching as relentless rains turned earth to mud, ...
SOUTH SUDAN - By the time her 19-year-old son was shot in front of her, Ayak had already lost her four brothers and witnessed countless deaths in South ... In December last year, South Sudan entered the fifth year of a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced some four million people.
March 23, 2018 (JUBA) - Former South Sudanese chief of army staff, Paul Malong Awan and a group of SPLM Former Detainees (FDs) have agreed to put behind the past and work together in order to end the conflict. Awan and the FDs, according to associates and aides from both sides, pledged to work ...
The United States on Wednesday placed sanctions on 15 South Sudanese oil-linked operators it said were substantial sources of revenues for the government, aimed at increasing pressure on President Salva Kiir to end the country's conflict. "By placing these entities on the US Department of Commerce's ...
The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on 15 South Sudanese oil operators that it said were important sources of cash for the government, an action aimed at increasing pressure on President Salva Kiir to end the country's conflict and humanitarian crisis. The companies and government ...
The world's hopes for South Sudan have been dashed as the young country has been devastated by human rights violations. The question now is how to act to put an end to the violence. If you are looking for a country afflicted with every possible horror one can think of, South Sudan does a good job at ...
South Sudan: Drought and war devastating economy. It now has to import almost everything, but rising ... For South Sudan, there are hopes a continent-wide agreement will ease the economic crisis. Drought and war have decimated the young country's industries. It now has to import almost everything, but ...

It was the personal fallout between Kiir and Machar that precipitated the horrific civil war that erupted in December 2013. Endley claimed in court, plausibly or otherwise, that he was only employed by Machar to help re-integrate Machar's Sudan People's Liberation Movement-in-Opposition (SPLM-IO) forces ...
As the United Nations Human Rights Council hears a new report on abuses in South Sudan, we look at how two Swiss non-governmental groups are working against the odds to help alleviate the suffering of the population. On Tuesday, the Human Rights Council is discussing a UN commission ...
The Catholic bishops' own expert on Sudan, Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham William Kenney, described how rape is being used as weapon of war, how the fighting and killings are relentless. Some of it is fighting over the country's substantial oil resources, some of it is warlords fighting among each other.
The United States has circulated a draft UN Security Council resolution that threatens to impose an arms embargo on South Sudan over the prolonged conflict. ... The African Union has backed sanctions as a way to pressure the sides to end the war in South Sudan but it has not endorsed an arms embargo.
Ladege was born in the capital of Sudan, Juba, on Jan. 1, 1990. He and his family settled in a refugee camp in Uganda within the same year. He immigrated to the United States in 1999 with his brother, sister and grandparents in October 1999 when he was nine years old. His father had died in the ...
"While South Sudan's population continues to suffer a senseless war and economic crisis of their leaders' making, Nilepet is failing its true constituents, serving instead, the interests of a narrow canal, and being used to prolong the brutal conflict," Michael Gibb, a campaign leader for Conflict Resources at ...
Just two years after it gained independence from Sudan in 2011, oil-rich South Sudan plunged into a civil war that is still raging today—a civil war that is allegedly funded by oil ... This week's report is not the first time The Sentry has raised questions about the funding of the armed conflict in South Sudan.
South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, but it has been a bloody road to establishing a stable government whose budget is dependent almost entirely on oil. In December 2013, civil war broke out when President Salva Kiir Mayardit sacked the cabinet and accused Vice President Riek ...
“We are going to lose our children's education and this is going to bring another war again in South Sudan,” she says. “When people are educated, at least they can reason. So we are begging the NGOs to get our children good learning so that when we go back to South Sudan we have good leaders.”.
Little has been known about the financial machinery that makes South Sudan's continuing war possible, but documents obtained by The Sentry appear to shed new light on how the country's main revenue source--oil--is used to fuel militias and ongoing atrocities, and how a small clique continues to get ...
Even though beauty pageants can be “up for interpretation,” she said that at the moment in South Sudan “this is what we have.” Women and girls have been targets for horrific physical and sexual violence amid the civil war that began in late 2013, enduring the threat of rape as they go about the daily basics ...
Even though beauty pageants can be "up for interpretation," she said that at the moment in South Sudan "this is what we have." Women and girls have been targets for horrific physical and sexual violence amid the civil war that began in late 2013, enduring the threat of rape as they go about the daily basics ...
"The scale of the hunger and destruction inflicted on the country by its political and military leaders defies description." South Sudan plunged into civil war in 2013, two years after gaining independence from neighbouring Sudan, when conflict broke out between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and others ...
Their findings are a sharp departure from previous UN reports that documented crimes but not perpetrators. Oil-rich South Sudan gained independence from neighbouring Sudan in 2011, but slid into civil war in December 2013. More than 4 million people, a third of the population, have been displaced by ...
... country's years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict. "You, collectively, by your personal and political interests are responsible for the nightmare your own people are going through," Ethiopia's foreign minister Workneh Gebeyehu told South Sudanese delegates gathered at the opening of ...
It was not clear how many children have been abducted across the country during the civil war. One opposition governor blamed South Sudan's government for the increase in kidnappings, saying it's trying to create a wedge between the Murle and Nuer tribes to advance its military agenda. "It's happening ...
South Sudan President Salva Kiir is a man under siege as the country's economy teeters on the brink of collapse while civil war rages. On the domestic front, he is facing defiance from some of his ministers and military personnel, forcing him to sack a number of them. Since the beginning of the year, ...
In December last year, South Sudan entered the fifth year of a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and displaced some four million people. With no peace deal in sight, and yet another ceasefire recently crumbling within hours of its signing, many of Malakal's dispossessed have lost hope.
South Sudan is a country at war with itself, where atrocities are common and medical care is scarce. But Utah midwife Kirsti Rinne didn't hesitate to sign up with Doctors Without Borders to help women in a remote region of the east African country who otherwise would be without health care. “Their world is ...
Announcing the formation of his new group from exile in Kenya, Malong said he wanted to "arrest the carnage" of South Sudan's ongoing war, stating that President Salva Kiir "has concentrated all his efforts, with the help of a small clique around him, to quite literally loot the coffers of our great nation to total ...
On her first day in the sprawling South Sudanese settlement of Bidibidi in Uganda, home to almost 300,000 refugees, Swedish-German photographer Nora Lorek approached a woman and asked what she'd brought from home. “Nothing,” she replied, “except for some clothes wrapped in my bedsheet.” Lorek scribbled ...
REUTERS/Siegfried Modola Investigators have been documenting the horrors committed during South Sudan's civil war since its outbreak, but a new UN report offers a detailed account of some of the most emblematic crimes committed there during 2016 and 2017, underscoring the necessity of holding the ...
In this photo taken Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, the winner of Miss World South Sudan 2017, Arual Longar, poses for a portrait at a shelter for street children in Juba, South Sudan. Amid the killing of untold tens of thousands of people, famine and mass displacement in five years of civil war, a small number of ...
The agreement requires South Sudan's warring parties to release all prisoners of war and political detainees. Endley's daughter, Gweneth Endley, told South Sudan in Focus last year that she had not been able to learn much about the case against her father. Mawien Makol, spokesman for South Sudan's ...
YAMBIO, South Sudan — More than 300 child soldiers were released Wednesday by armed groups in South Sudan, the second-largest such release since the country's civil war began five years ago. All sides in the conflict have recruited more than 19,000 children as fighters. The “laying down of the guns” ...
President Kiir said it was the interest of his administration to stop the four-year war and ensure that every South Sudanese citizen lives in peace. He further vowed to take measures to boost security and the economy for the population. He added that Juba and Kampala would continue to share intelligence ...
Neighbouring countries and African groups, such as the eight-member IGAD are under increased pressure to sanction South Sudanese officials who undermine the peace process. IGAD has said it would impose a range of sanctions if warring sides violate any future deals to end the crisis. The war began ...
In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018, children carry foodstuff on their heads as they walk in the market in Akobo town, one of the last rebel-held strongholds in South Sudan. Child abductions have risen during South Sudan's civil war as desperate people try to make a living, and one child, no matter ...
... country's years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict. "You, collectively, by your personal and political interests are responsible for the nightmare your own people are going through," Ethiopia's foreign minister Workneh Gebeyehu told South Sudanese delegates gathered at the opening of ...
Stigma remains against childless families in South Sudan. Abducted girls often are married to their captors. Authorities in Akobo said 37 children have been seized in the surrounding areas since 2016, more than in the first three years of the war combined. It was not clear how many children have been ...
In this photo taken Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, an opposition fighter walks with his weapon on which is tied a red ribbon, signifying danger as a warning to government forces and a willingness to shed blood, according to an opposition spokesman, in Akobo town, one of the last rebel-held strongholds in South ...
African Union, or AU, chairperson Moussa Faki Mahamat said Sunday that "the time has come" to impose sanctions on individuals blocking peace in South Sudan. The U.N. diplomat said that ending the civil war in South Sudan will only be successful "if we have concerted regional and international efforts ...
War is a very nasty affair. Of course, this is not news to anyone who has experienced it. Most people who have experienced war have either witnessed or directly experienced some of the most traumatic events. For context, the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire (HTQ), an instrument developed to assess ...


 

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