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Ewan McGregor speaks out on South Sudan

The actor is a UNICEF UK Ambassador.

Sudan School Becomes Target of Aerial Attacks

Voice of America: KOWALIP, SUDAN—. The school dropout rate is at an all-time high in Sudan's South Kordofan state because many schools have been destroyed during the three-year civil war between the government and SPLA-N rebel forces. In Sudan's Nuba Mountains' ...

WFP: S. Sudan to Face 2015 Hunger Crisis

Voice of America: GENEVA—. The World Food Program warns 2.5 million people in South Sudan are facing acute hunger next year. WFP says pre-positioning food now, before the rainy season returns in a few months, is critical to averting a hunger catastrophe in that ...

South Sudan: UN probe uncovers targeting of civilians, abductions, sexual

UN News Centre: 19 December 2014 – In a report issued today, the Human Rights Division of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has said there is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other serious rights abuses were ...

S. Sudan says Russia against proposed sanctions

Sudan Tribune: The EU on Monday slapped an arms embargo on South Sudan over failure to resolve its ongoing conflict, calling on the international community to consider tougher actions. The move came a year after political disputes plunged the nation into armed ...

Human rights law

The Economist: IT HAS been a bad few weeks for the International Criminal Court (ICC)—and for the cause of justice, in Kenya and Sudan. First, on December 5th the court's chief prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, declared that the charge of crimes against humanity laid ...

Sudan aims to trim deficit in 2015 as oil prices fall

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan plans to boost growth to 3.6 percent and trim its deficit to 1.2 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) next year helped by a decline in global oil prices, the finance minister said on Thursday. Sudan's government passed its 2015 budget proposal at a meeting on Thursday and the draft is set to be discussed by parliament next week before going to a final vote. "Next ...

Sudan's NCP holds meeting to discuss ICC developments

Sudan Tribune: December 18, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The leadership bureau of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) called in a meeting chaired by President Omer Hassan al-Bashir on the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to annul resolution 1593 which referred ...

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In South Sudan, Lots of Anger But No Protests

Voice of America: Refugee Michael Deng Gaduel is one of about 50,000 who have sought safe haven from the fighting at a United Nations site near Bentiu - a strategic town near some of South Sudan's most important oil fields. It has changed hands many times during the ...

UNAMID won't leave Darfur amid escalating violence: UN official

Sudan Tribune: December 16, 2014 (NEW YORK) – The head of the United Nations peacekeeping department, Hervé Ladsous, said the African Union/United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) will not bow to Sudan's request to leave the restive region amid rising violence ...

UNSC condemns human rights violations in S. Sudan

Sudan Tribune: December 15, 2014 (JUBA) – The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the serious human rights violations and abuses that caused the death of tens of thousands of civilians and displaced has nearly two million people in South Sudan.

Norway grants US $1.9 million for humanitarian needs in Darfur

Sudan Tribune: 14 December 2014 KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a substantial donation from Norway's government towards emergency operations in Sudan. Norway's contribution of NOK12,400,000 (US$1.9 million) will ...

WFP Welcomes Cross-Border Humanitarian Deliveries to

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the safe arrival of the first convoy of food assistance moved through Sudan to South Sudan . Eighteen trucks transporting 700 metric tons of food, enough to feed about 45,000 ...

WFP Welcomes Cross-Border Humanitarian Deliveries To

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the safe arrival of the first convoy of food assistance moved through Sudan to South Sudan . Eighteen trucks transporting 700 metric tons of food, enough to ...

South Sudan: UN Mulling Sanctions, Arms Embargo | Addis Star

The United Nations Security Council will “look very closely” at imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan and sanctioning anyone who continues to block peace in the country, the head of the Security Council said this week.

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South Sudanese around the globe commemorate conflict victims

Sudan Tribune: Many mourners also wore black t-shirts with different messages condemning what has been described as an ethnically motivated “genocide” administered by South Sudanese president Salva Kiir Mayardit. Conflict erupted in South Sudan on 15 December ...

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Sudanese soldiers using rape as weapon of war, says rights group

The Guardian: President Omar al-Bashir's government has been battling an insurgency in the southern Blue Nile and South Kordofan states since 2011, waged mostly by former civil war fighters who were left in Sudan after South Sudan gained independence that year.

In S.Sudan war, US Marine among thousands who vanished

He survived civil war and fought in Iraq as a United States Marine, but when fighting erupted a year ago in his birth nation South Sudan, Lam Choul Thichoung vanished. The last his family heard from the 40-year old father-of-two and US citizen from Nebraska was a desperate message amid the crackle of gunfire saying he was heading back out into the dark on the war-torn streets to rescue his ...

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South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Damaged Oil Facilities

Bloomberg: Prince's Frontier Services Group Ltd. (500), a Hong Kong-listed logistics and transportation company, is being paid 18.7 million euros ($23.3 million) by South Sudan's Ministry of Petroleum to transport supplies and perform maintenance on production ...

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Hit Oil

Bloomberg: South Sudan's oil output, which provides almost all the government's revenue, has fallen by at least a third to about 160,000 barrels per day since fighting erupted last December when a power struggle within the ruling Sudan People's Liberation ...

Khartoum again warns Juba against supporting Sudan's JEM rebels

Sudan Tribune: December 17, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – The director of Sudan's National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), Mohamed Atta, has reiterated warning to South Sudan against supporting and funding Sudanese rebels particularly the Justice and Equality ...

EU calls for expanded arms embargo on S. Sudan

Sudan Tribune: Stefano De Leo, the leader of the EU delegation to South Sudan, said the measure was necessary to apply more pressure on South Sudanese leaders to redirect resources to development in the young nation rather than stockpiling weapons of war.

South Sudan Hires Ex-Blackwater Chief to Restore War-Hit Oil

Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1 billion in U.S. government contracts. Close Erik Prince ran Blackwater from 1997 to 2010, when the company earned an estimated $1...

Sudan warns South Sudan against "hostile moves" by rebels in its territory

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's intelligence chief warned South Sudan against "hostile moves from its territory", saying any incursion by rebel forces based in its neighbour would be treated as an "assault" by Juba. In comments broadcast by a Sudanese news channel, Mohamed Atta named two camps in neighbouring South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and urged Juba to disarm the rebels there ...

Sudan warns South Sudan against 'hostile moves' by rebels in its territory

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudan's intelligence chief warned South Sudan against "hostile moves from its territory", saying any incursion by rebel forces based in its neighbor would be treated as an "assault" by Juba. In comments broadcast by a Sudanese news channel, Mohamed Atta named two camps in neighboring South Sudan's Northern Bahr el Ghazal state and urged Juba to disarm the rebels there. Each ...

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