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Smugglers become a lifeline for famine hit South Sudan

Smugglers become a lifeline for famine hit South Sudan

Sadiq Mohammed climbs into the cab of a truck that looks more like a nightclub than a smuggler’s perch. Red and yellow tassels dangle from the ceiling, while tapestry drapes much of the windshield. He switches on the electric fan above his head and nestles into the front seat, which he’s fitted with a more […]

South Sudan Capital Juba Takes First Steps to New Constitution

South Sudan Capital Juba Takes First Steps to New Constitution

South Sudan is racing against time to draw up a new constitution in line with the 2015 Peace Agreement, even as the security situation in the country degenerates. The National Constitution Amendment Committee (NCAC) led by Gichira Kibaara, a former Kenyan Permanent Secretary for Constitutional Affairs, on April 13 presented a draft constitution to the […]

Opposition Groups Say Genocide Is Real, Blames It On South Sudanese Govt

Opposition Groups Say Genocide Is Real, Blames It On South Sudanese Govt

Six South Sudan opposition groups have joined forces and are now calling on the world to recognise that the country has sank into a genocide perpetrated by the government. In a joint statement issued Monday, the six opposition groups said that President Salva Kiir’s regime, with the direct participation of the SPLA army and state-sponsored […]

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

Refugees Free UN Staff Held Hostage in DR Congo Camp

The United Nations says 16 staff members held hostage at a UN camp in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have been released unharmed. The UN peacekeeping department said in a statement late on Tuesday that “the camp is quiet and under full control” of its peacekeepers. Unarmed South Sudanese refugees took the […]

3,500 South Sudan Refugees Relocated

3,500 South Sudan Refugees Relocated

At least 3,500 South Sudan refugees who had camped at Ngomoromo border in Lokung Sub-county in Lamwo District have been moved to settlement camps in order to access basic supplies by government and donors. The refugees had pitched camp at Ngomoromo border point after fleeing South Sudan following renewed fighting between the SPLA and militias […]

South Sudan Rebels Allied With Machar Take Control of Raja

South Sudan Rebels Allied With Machar Take Control of Raja

Rebels with the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), allied with rebel leader Riek Machar, on Friday attacked Raja town, the capital of Lol state. SPLM-IO Secretary-General Tingo Peter confirmed his forces now controlled Raja after clashing with government troops. “Since 12 o’clock, we captured Raja, and it is now totally under our […]

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

Appeal for $4bn as mix of drought and conflict threatens 20 million in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen

The risk of mass starvation in four countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen – is rapidly rising due to drought and conflict, the UN refugee agency has warned. About 20 million people live in hard-hit areas where harvests have failed and malnutrition rates are increasing, particularly among young children, the UNHCR said on […]

Office of the Prime Minister to Relocate 3,000 South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

Office of the Prime Minister to Relocate 3,000 South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

A total of 3,500 South Sudan refugees have pitched camp at the Uganda-South Sudan border post of Ngomoromo in Lamwo District as the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) finalises plans to relocate them in the three different settlement centres. Last month, the district local government offered land for the establishment of refugee settlement camps […]

UN peacekeeping mission says at least 16 people were killed and 10 wounded in South Sudan’s Wau

UN peacekeeping mission says at least 16 people were killed and 10 wounded in South Sudan’s Wau

At least 16 civilians were killed on Monday in the South Sudanese city of Wau, according to the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the country (UNMISS), with witnesses reporting that government-aligned militia were targeting residents based on their ethnic group. The violence stemmed from an ambush on Sunday of government troops near Wau, leading to […]

‘Horrible Attack’ in South Sudan Town Sends Thousands Fleeing Across Border – UN Refugee Agency

‘Horrible Attack’ in South Sudan Town Sends Thousands Fleeing Across Border – UN Refugee Agency

Host communities and aid agencies in Uganda are struggling to feed and shelter new refugees who have been displaced following a spike in violence in parts of neighbouring South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria province, the United Nations refugee agency said today. According to estimates, some 6,000 newly displaced have arrived in Lamwo district (northern Uganda) since […]

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