Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their freedom
Civil war has caused the famine and families who fled to the swamps can’t grow their own food.
At least 200 South Sudanese civilians have died when a boat, packed with people escaping fighting between government forces and rebels, capsized.
South Sudan’s loyalist troops head for the last major rebel-held town as the UN urges President Salva Kiir to release detainees loyal to Riek Machar.
As a nearly three-week-old civil war affects South Sudan, government and rebel officials are expected to begin formal talks on a possible ceasefire.