South Sudan

 
​EXCLUSIVE: How South Sudan's elite looted its foreign reserves
​EXCLUSIVE: How South Sudan's elite looted its foreign reserves
In a special investigation, Simona Foltyn and the Mail & Guardian reveal how nearly $1-billion of South Sudan's foreign reserves cannot be...
Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes
Israel maintains robust arms trade with rogue regimes
Human rights activists are stepping up efforts to expose Israel's long and covert history of supplying weapons and military training to regimes...
Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call
Why lifting sanctions against Sudan is the right call
The US Administration’s decision to lift most sanctions on Sudan, announced today, is long overdue. It is likely that some commentators will see...
Will seven million starving Yemenis ever find justice?
Will seven million starving Yemenis ever find justice?
The last two decades have seen a significant expansion of international, regional and domestic accountability mechanisms for an array of international crimes and a variety of forgotten victims. Much of this activity has been focused on the conduct of senior military and political...
Riek Machar's lonely  'exile' in SA
Riek Machar's lonely  'exile' in SA
A year ago, Riek Machar was vice-president of South Sudan. Now the rebel leader is a de facto prisoner in a farmhouse outside of Johannesburg. Far...
The children who bear the brunt of South Sudan’s refugee crisis
The children who bear the brunt of South Sudan’s refugee crisis
Deng Mawut was at home when the rebels came. The six-year-old cowered behind his mother with his siblings. They were looking for his father, a...
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Safeguarding child refugees is everyone’s responsibility
Mercy (9) recounts her loss and the ensuing journey to Busia, Uganda with stoic resignation. She recalls a burnt homestead, a missing mother, two...
Stakes high as Kiir boots army boss
Stakes high as Kiir boots army boss
On Tuesday evening, President Salva Kiir unceremoniously dismissed army chief Paul Malong, plunging South Sudan into yet more political instability. Malong, once considered the power behind Kiir’s throne, is now fighting for his political life. South Sudan nervously awaits the...
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
China’s success in Africa depends on peace in South Sudan
In less than one week, Chinese president Xi Jinping will convene a summit of roughly 30 global leaders to discuss what is arguably China’s most...
South Sudan's crisis is complex, but there's a way out of war and fragility
South Sudan's crisis is complex, but there's a way out of war and fragility
South Sudan has faced significant challenges since civil war broke out in December 2013. The...
Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
Could this country be among the world's best for refugees?
A heady mix of Afrobeat and traditional South Sudanese folk music hangs over the jumbled stalls and makeshift corrugated iron shops that form the...
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar 'under house arrest' in Pretoria, says source
South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar 'under house arrest' in Pretoria, says source
South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in August after fierce fighting, is being held in South...

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