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Conflict until the cows come home

Climate change and civil war are escalating tensions between South Sudan’s herders and crop farmers, who are competing over land

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 foreign aid game is changing: these are the opportunities for Africa

A more explicit emphasis on the national interest may encourage donor countries to play ‘the long game’ in Africa

Nine years later, South Sudan is still a nation in waiting

July 9 marks nine years since South Sudan became independent. But the promise of that independence has yet to be realised

Much of South Sudan’s cabinet has Covid-19. What happened?

And only two of the country’s five vice-presidents have not had the virus

Lifting the arms embargo on South Sudan would be a disgrace

Later this month, the UN Security Council will vote on whether to lift the arms embargo on South Sudan. Doing so would be a terrible mistake

Crisis, what crisis? How not to handle a pandemic

So far, most countries on the African continent are dealing with Covid-19, but not all leaders are taking the coronavirus pandemic seriously

‘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

‘Any trigger can lead to suicide’

For South Sudanese refugees, fleeing war and sexual violence is only the beginning of their struggles, writes Amanda Sperber from northern Uganda. This story was produced in partnership with the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting

South Africa can reclaim its role as a diplomatic powerhouse in Africa

Pretoria can make a real difference in helping to solve conflicts and other issues in Burundi, the DRC, South Sudan and Zimbabwe

A new continental free trade agreement is here: But what about the regional economic communities?

The agreement could go beyond economics towards the political unification of Africa

South Sudan’s guns silent – for now

They’ll roar again unless there’s justice for atrocities and the armed forces are reformed

To really silence the guns, the AU’s resolve must be stronger

Conflict in Africa — and the world — is on the rise. The continent needs to take concrete measures to stop the escalating violence

Not the Nobel Prize: Giving war criminals the attention they deserve

A new ‘award’, Spoilers of Peace, is designed to name and shame those people preventing peace in South Sudan

The digital breadcrumbs behind the M&G’s censorship attack

From the US to Cameroon, from SA to South Sudan to Spain. Tracking down the people trying to take our site down took us all over the internet

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Centre for Women & Gender Studies

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Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

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National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa