South Sudan News


Tuesday, 03-31-15, 14:53Japan Extends Financial Aid for South Sudan Refugees[Reporter] Out of some 700 thousand refugees hosted by Ethiopia, some 250 thousands are from the war torn and collapsing South Sudan who traveled a harsh journeys to cross borders and get safe shelters from the agonies of war. read more...
Tuesday, 03-31-15, 10:27Alkarama Launches 2014 Annual Report[Alkarama] At the launch of its annual report in Geneva on 26 March, Alkarama chastised Arab States for trying to undermine, not only the United Nations human rights system, but also Arab civil society, all this under the pretext of countering terrorism, a label that has become the weapon of choice for authoritarian regimes to stifle criticism. read more...
Monday, 03-30-15, 12:43Japan Gives U.S.$3.2 Million for Women in South Sudan[UNFPA] Japan allocates $3.22 million to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity among populations affected by crisis in three most affected states in South Sudan read more...
Saturday, 03-28-15, 20:39Communiqué of the 494th PSC Meeting On the Situation in South Sudan[African Union] The Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU), at its 494th meeting held on 24 March 2015, was briefed on the situation in South Sudan and the status of the peace process in that country by the Chair of the Mediation Team of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD). Council also followed the statements made by the representatives of South Sudan, as well as of Ethiopia, as Chair of IGAD. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 19:25South Sudan Conflict Shatters Woman's Teaching Dream and Leaves Her Hungry[WFP] Ganyiel -Elizabeth Nyalat was a young student at a teacher-training college in Yei, a town southwest of South Sudan's capital, Juba, who dreamt of contributing to the development of her country as an educator. But her dreams were shattered after conflict broke out in the world's youngest nation in December 2013. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 11:36War Without End[African Arguments] Last week President Salva Kiir of South Sudan rejected all the main proposals put forward by the African Union to bring peace to Africa's newest state. read more...
Friday, 03-27-15, 6:32Japan Provides Further Support to WFP's Emergency Relief Work in South Sudan[WFP] This contribution is part of the US$88 million Japan pledged at the High Level Event on the Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan held in Nairobi last month. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 10:12Lawmakers in South Sudan Extend Their Own and President Kiir's Term of Office By Three Years[Ethiopia Government] Despite the peace agreement signed by South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and the chief of the SPLM-In-Opposition (SPLM-I-O), Riek Machar on February 2 in Addis Ababa, pledging to set up a transitional, power-sharing government, lawmakers in Juba, South Sudan voted on Molnday (March 23) to extend the tenure of the President by three years. The measure, passed by more than two-thirds of the MPs on Tuesday, also extends the tenure of the legislature. read more...
Thursday, 03-26-15, 8:08Lawmakers Extend Kiir's Tenure to 'Pursue the Peace Process'[Deutsche Welle] Legislators in South Sudan on Tuesday (24.03.2015) voted to extend the tenure of President Salva Kiir by three years. The government said that this was necessary for the stability of the country. read more...
Wednesday, 03-25-15, 14:01Innocent Victims of the Civil War[MSF] The conflict in South Sudan has taken a heavy toll on civilians since it began 15 months ago. In Leer, Unity state, the situation is relatively calm at present, but caches of unexploded ordnance left behind by armed groups are still claiming innocent victims. Fourteen-year-old Kume was visiting relatives when an ammunition container exploded without warning. read more...

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