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South Sudan’s forex shortage highlights broader economic crisis

South Sudan has nearly run out of foreign currency – and this is just the tip of a much bigger economic crisis.

‘The UN didn’t do anything wrong’: Peacekeepers in South Sudan respond to Covid-19 criticism

The international organisation has been on the receiving end of bitter criticism since South Sudan’s first case of Covid-19 was confirmed to be a UN staffer

Mental healthcare must back peace efforts

Examples from Rwanda and Sierra Leone can be incorporated into transitional justice frameworks

Survivors of South Sudan’s Terrain attack demand justice

The survivors of the brutal Terrain attack are demanding just compensation - but say the government is ignoring their claims

New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

South Sudan's five-year-long civil war has left possibly tens of thousands of people without limbs — a toll that may never be accurately established

Ethiopia’s Anuak refugees are wary of returning home

Ethiopia's new prime minister may have to do more to convince thousands of refugees belonging to the Anuak ethnic group to return to their homelands

South Africa takes sides in South Sudan

A South African citizen was sentenced to death in a courtroom in Juba. But what exactly was William Endley doing in South Sudan to begin with?

China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan

For a regional connectivity plan to work, there must be stability in east Africa, writes Peter Biar Ajak.

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar ‘under house arrest’ in Pretoria, says source

A well-connected regional political consultant said Machar was being kept 'basically under house arrest' near Pretoria with his movements restricted.

Mbeki comments on the South Sudan crisis, urges reconciliation

Former president Thabo Mbeki was the African Union’s chief mediator in the conflict in Sudan that led to the creation of South Sudan in 2011.

Africa 3.0: Cruisers and corruption, Juba style

Where you see a proliferation of Toyota Land Cruisers in a developing nation, you know there's trouble.

Africa 3.0: Making good food in a tough town

When Osman Abdelmoniem first arrived in Juba in 2005, there was one tarred road and a tent in a camp cost him $350 a night.

Africa 3.0: Tuning into the future

In the International Bank Building overlooking Juba's remarkably active airport, we meet with a journalist named Clement Lochio Lomornana.

Juba: An old Jo’burg

Richard Poplak and Kevin Bloom are in South Sudan this week. Their first stop: Juba, a capital coming into its own.

$8bn China loan to fund infrastructure in South Sudan

China, the largest purchaser of oil from South Sudan, has agreed to loan the fledgling country $8-billion.

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