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  • Pope Francis leads special prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo

    CONGO KINSHASA, 2017/11/29 Pope Francis led a appropriate prayer for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday, saying the mass murder of women and children is where “war shows its most horrid face”. “This evening, in prayer, we want to sow seeds of peace in the lands of South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and in all lands devastated by war,” the pope said in a homily at St Peter’s Basilica.
  • Bill Gates sees US likely to maintain aid levels for Africa

    BOTSWANA, 2017/08/15 The US will probably maintain its current levels of aid to Africa despite President Donald Trump’s proposals to slash funding, according to Bill Gates, the world’s richest man. Trump said in May his government would no longer allocate funding for family planning, a move that has the potential to undermine aid programs in the poorest nations in the world. However, with Congress in control of the budget, it’s unlikely that all cuts proposed by the Trump government will go ahead next year, Gates said in an interview in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s commercial capital.
  • South Sudanese refugees in Uganda near million mark

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2017/08/03 Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, prayed on Wednesday with South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda, home to a nearly million fugitives from a four-year civil war in the world's youngest country. Around 1.8 million people have fled South Sudan since fighting broke out in December 2013, sparking what has become the world's fastest growing refugee crisis and major cross-border exodus in Africa since the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
  • Western donors freeze support for 'obsolete' South Sudan peace deal

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2017/07/22 Western donor nations will commit no further resources to support implementation of South Sudan's peace transaction, until East Africa's leaders find a credible way of relaunching an agreement ripped apart by a worsening conflict. Signed in 2015, the transaction collapsed at the same time as rebel leader Riek Machar, appointed Initial Vice President in a unity government under President Salva Kiir, fled the country next fighting broke out in the capital Juba last July.
  • South Sudan’s independence – nothing to celebrate in 2017

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2017/07/17 For a second time, South Sudan won’t be celebrating its 9 July anniversary of independence. The government announced the cancellation of festivities due to a lack of funding and the country’s ongoing conflict. Indeed, six years next liberation, South Sudan’s humanitarian crisis is worse than ever, with grave violations of human rights and a lingering brutal civil war.
  • South Sudan capital rocked by renewed violence,

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  • South Sudan’s Unity national is having a devastating result on the civilian people

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2015/10/31 Spiralling violence in South Sudan’s Unity national is having a devastating result on the civilian people and leading to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, according to international medical organisation Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF). MSF teams in Unity national hear daily reports of extortions, abductions, mass rapes and killings, and have witnessed villages burnt to the ground and crops looted and destroyed. “As the conflict intensifies, violence against the civilian people is escalating,” says MSF emergency manager Tara Newell. “The civilian people is being subjected to repeated and targeted violence. MSF has not seen this level of violence and brutality before.” MSF’s compound in Leer, in southern Unity national, was looted on 3 October, forcing the team to evacuate and the hospital to close for the second time since May. Since again, the vulnerable people in parts of southern Unity national has been left without medical care, food support or other humanitarian assistance.
  • Avoid the looming famine in certain regions of South Sudan.

    UNITED STATES, 2015/10/31 The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America issue the following statement in South Sudan: The European Union Delegation, the Heads of Mission of Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, The United Kingdom and the Heads of Mission of Canada, Norway, Switzerland and of the United States of America commend the efforts of the African Union in South Sudan and welcome the release of the AU Commission of Inquiry statement into the early stages of the conflict. This is a critical statement and all parties should take its findings and recommendations into due account as the South Sudan peace process moves forward. The reported and ongoing widespread human rights violations against civilians are appalling and it is not tolerable that ceasefire commitments are being flouted. Accountability for crimes committed, inclunding for violations of international humanitarian law, in the course of the conflict and reconciliation are essential to lay the foundation for sustainable peace.
  • South Sudan president fails to sign peace deal

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2015/08/18 South Sudan President Salva Kiir failed to sign a peace transaction proposed by regional leaders on Monday, saying he required additional time, the mediator of the crisis said. Seyoum Mesfin, the mediator for the regional group IGAD, said Kiir's side required two weeks before signing the peace transaction that was accepted by the South Sudanese rebels. "In the next 15 days, the government will come back to Addis Ababa to finalise the peace agreement," Seyoum said.
  • South Sudan: UN says 650,000 at risk due to renewed violence, as Security Council threatens sanctions

    SOUTH SUDAN, 2015/05/19 Gravely concerned at the ongoing violence in South Sudan, the Security Council has condemned both the renewed Government-led offensive in Unity national, inclunding a recent large-scale attack by opposition forces on the war-torn town of Malakal, threatening to impose sanctions on all those threatening the country’s peace, security and stability. In a press statement issued over the weekend, the Council condemned renewed and ongoing large-scale violence in Unity national caused by a South Sudanese Government offensive that has displaced additional than 100,000 civilians and resulted in the suspension of nearly all aid activity to affected areas – impacting additional than 300,000 civilians.