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South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan, Equatorial Guinea Begin ‘Deep and Lasting Collaboration’ on Oil and Gas

South Sudan and Equatorial Guinea announced an historic partnership today in Juba, setting out the terms for a strong bilateral relationship between the African oil and gas producers. The Memorandum of Cooperation was signed by Equatorial Guinea’s Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons H.E. Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima and South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum H.E. Ezekiel […]

Govt soldiers locked more than 50 men into a shipping container in South Sudan. All but one boy died

Govt soldiers locked more than 50 men into a shipping container in South Sudan. All but one boy died

The 13-year-old boy sits on a mat in a darkened hut not far from Leer Town in South Sudan, his skeletal knees pressed against his ears, and tells the story of what happened to him and more than 50 other men one day late last year. That morning—he wasn’t sure if it was Oct. 22 […]

South Sudan Wants Rebel Leader Riek Machar Declared a Terrorist

South Sudan Wants Rebel Leader Riek Machar Declared a Terrorist

South Sudan government has urged the regional states to consider rebel leader Riek Machar as a terrorist following the kidnapping of two Indian aid workers in his Upper Nile stronghold. Information minister Michael Makuei told the media in Juba that the captors were Dr Machar loyalists and were demanding $1 million ransom from the government. […]

South Sudan bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children

South Sudan bandits allegedly crossed into Ethiopia’s Gambella region and killed 28 people before fleeing with 43 children

More than 1,000 gunmen from South Sudan have killed 28 people and kidnapped 43 children in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to a government official. Chol Chany, a regional government spokesman, said on Wednesday the raids occurred on Sunday and Monday in Gambella region’s Gog and Jor areas, which border South Sudan’s Boma region. “Murle bandits carried […]

Japan Makes Us$8.4 Million Contribution to WFP for Emergency Needs in South Sudan

Japan Makes Us$8.4 Million Contribution to WFP for Emergency Needs in South Sudan

Japan has allocated approximately US$7.4 million to the emergency operation in response to the famine in the country. WFP will use the funds to purchase more than 24,000 bags of sorghum, a staple food in South Sudan, which will ensure provision of food assistance to more than 17,000 people for three months. In addition, the […]

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

South Sudan Should End Its Repressive Practices

Five years after independence, South Sudan is mired in a highly abusive and increasingly complex civil war that does not appear set to end soon despite earlier signs that the fragile 2015 peace agreement might hold. Instead, the government has continued to allow its forces to carry out serious abuses during operations across the country. […]

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

South Sudan Now World’s Fastest Growing Refugee Crisis – UN Refugee

The number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is “alarming,” the United Nations refugee agency today said, announcing that 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago. “A famine produced by the vicious combination of fighting and drought is now driving the world’s fastest growing […]

Actor George Clooney Blames South Sudan Famine On Nation’s Elite

Actor George Clooney Blames South Sudan Famine On Nation’s Elite

Famine in South Sudan could be brought to an end if world leaders would step in and keep local politicians from fighting over and wasting funds that could help feed the starving nation, actor George Clooney said in a newspaper opinion piece on Thursday. Describing the famine as “government-made,” Clooney said South Sudan’s political elite […]

South Sudan government buying arms with oil money while millions face starvation: confidential UN report

South Sudan government buying arms with oil money while millions face starvation: confidential UN report

The government of South Sudan is spending its oil revenue on weapons, even as the country descends into a famine largely caused by Juba’s military operations, according to a confidential United Nations report. The report by a panel of experts, whose findings were dismissed by South Sudan’s goverment, calls for an arms embargo on the country […]

Women and children being raped and slaughtered as worsening conflict worsens famine threatening millions

Women and children being raped and slaughtered as worsening conflict worsens famine threatening millions

Women and children are being slaughtered in South Sudan by soldiers who said to be using knives for the massacres to save their ammunition. The brutal conflict, sparking UN warnings over ethnic cleansing, is driving a devastating famine that is threatening millions with starvation in the country. One woman who fled violence in the city […]

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