South Sudan

United States | The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan

United States – Today, the United States imposed sanctions on three individuals for their roles in the conflict in South Sudan. Israel Ziv and Obac William Olawo were designated by the Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) for being leaders of entities whose actions expanded or extend the conflict in South Sudan. … Continue reading United States | The United States Sanctions Three Individuals for Threatening Peace in South Sudan

NHIALDIU, South Sudan | At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

NHIALDIU, South Sudan — Shock and outrage followed when Doctors Without Borders announced that 125 women and girls in South Sudan had been raped, whipped and clubbed last month in a dramatic spike in sexual violence. In an exclusive look at the aftermath, The Associated Press joined a United Nations peacekeeping patrol where the attacks … Continue reading NHIALDIU, South Sudan | At scene of South Sudan mass rape, ‘no one could hear me’

JUBA, South Sudan | 125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — One hundred and twenty-five women and girls have been raped, whipped and clubbed in attacks so shocking that some aid workers in South Sudan say they are left speechless. Doctors Without Borders on Saturday said the “dramatic increase” in sexual violence occurred over 10 days, between Nov. 19 and Thursday, as … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | 125 women, girls raped, whipped and clubbed in South Sudan

JOHANNESBURG | Uganda diverted weapons to South Sudan despite arms embargo

JOHANNESBURG  — A key broker of the latest deal to end South Sudan’s civil war diverted European weapons to South Sudan’s military despite an EU arms embargo, a new report says. It also asks how a U.S. military jet ended up deployed in South Sudan in possible violation of arms export controls. The London-based Conflict … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Uganda diverted weapons to South Sudan despite arms embargo

JUBA, South Sudan | Report says nearly 400,000 ‘excess deaths’ in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — A new report estimates that South Sudan’s civil war has caused nearly 400,000 “excess deaths” since fighting erupted in late 2013. The report funded by the U.S. State Department and issued by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine estimates that violence caused about half of those 382,900 deaths. For … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Report says nearly 400,000 ‘excess deaths’ in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | UN condemns ‘direct attack’ on peacekeepers in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan — The United Nations is condemning a “direct attack” on its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan after a government soldier shot and wounded a Nepalese peacekeeper. The shooting on Saturday comes three days after South Sudan’s warring sides signed a peace deal to end the civil war. The U.N. statement says the … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | UN condemns ‘direct attack’ on peacekeepers in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal

JUBA, South Sudan — Fighting has broken out in South Sudan two days after the warring sides signed what the government called a “final final” peace agreement to end the civil war. Each side blames the other for the attacks. Clashes erupted Friday morning in Central Equatoria state when government troops stormed bases in Lainya … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | Fighting breaks out in South Sudan 2 days after peace deal