Two humanitarian workers killed in South Sudan

Three humanitarian workers were killed in South Sudan in September, according to the United Nations, expressing concern at the escalation of violence against them in the country. A total of eight humanitarian workers have been killed in the country since the beginning of the year, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of … Read more

UN chief wants ‘urgent report’ after sexual abuse allegations in South Sudan | United Nations News

Comments from Antonio Guterres come after an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera found that such cases have gone unchecked for years. United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has requested an “urgent report” detailing actions taken by UN personnel to hold accountability after an investigation by The New Humanitarian and Al Jazeera into had … Read more

Allegations of sexual abuse against aid workers in UN camp South Sudan | News about sexual violence

Malakal, South Sudan – Reports of sexual abuse committed by aid workers at a UN camp in South Sudan first surfaced in 2015, two years after the country’s civil war broke out. Seven years later, such reports have not only continued, but have recently increased, according to a survey by The New Humanitarian and Al … Read more

Former South Sudan rebels join united army

Thousands of fighters, including former rebels from rival camps in South Sudan’s civil war, were recruited into the country’s military at a much-anticipated graduation ceremony on Tuesday. The unification of forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and his rival, Vice President Riek Machar, was a key condition of the 2018 peace agreement that ended the … Read more

South Sudanese diplomat recalled after alleged US “rape incident”: report

The US State Department said on Wednesday it was “aware of the incident”. Nairobi: South Sudan’s foreign ministry said it has recalled a US-based diplomat after “an alleged rape incident” in New York City, suspending the official until an ongoing investigation is completed. “It is with regret that our diplomat was involved in an alleged … Read more

UN wheat ship leaves Ukraine for East Africa – POLITICO

A ship chartered by the United Nations to transport Ukrainian wheat to countries at risk of famine left for East Africa on Sunday. The cargo ship Brave Commander departed from the Ukrainian port of Yuzhne, east of Odessa, with 23,000 tons of grain, the Associated Press reported Sunday afternoon, citing regional governor Maksym Marchenko. The … Read more

Gold price: horrifying reality behind the boom in Sudan

A distraught mother has shared her heartbreaking story of a disaster with only “years to solve” constructions in one of the world’s poorest countries. Sudanese mother Awadya Ahmed has long wondered why her youngest child Talab was born blind and unable to walk; now she suspects the mounds of toxic waste left behind by prospectors. … Read more

Gold price: horrifying reality behind the boom in Sudan

A distraught mother has shared her heartbreaking story of a disaster with only “years to repair” structures in one of the world’s poorest countries. Sudanese mother Awadya Ahmed has long wondered why her youngest child Talab was born blind and unable to walk; now she suspects the mounds of toxic waste left behind by prospectors. … Read more

The President and Vice President congratulate the President of South Sudan on his country’s Independence Day

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, ‘May God protect him’, sent a congratulatory message to His Excellency Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of the Republic of South Sudan, on the occasion of the anniversary of his country’s independence . His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and … Read more

Young South Sudanese girls drop out of school and sold as marriage by starving families

Young South Sudanese girls drop out of school and are sold into marriage by starving families – CBS News Watch CBS News Young female children in South Sudan are being forced out of school and into marriage as young 14. The World Food Program has stopped its school feeding scheme in the wake of funding … Read more