South Sudan and Uganda Militaries Clash at Border

South Sudan and Uganda Militaries Clash at Border

Recent reports indicate that there was a clash between South Sudan’s military and Uganda’s army at the two nations’ borders this past week. According to the statement from South Sudan, Ugandan soldiers and artillery ventured into the country and forced South Sudanese soldiers to retreat. A small battle followed in […]

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Sudan Officials Finally Strike Peace Deal After Years of War

Sudan Officials Finally Strike Peace Deal After Years of War

After decades of war, the government of Sudan (just north of South Sudan) and a prominent rebel group have finally struck a peace deal, taking a step in the right direction toward ending the conflict that has led to the deaths of hundreds of thousands. On October 3rd, several official […]

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Helping the Less Fortunate By Showing Compassion

Helping the Less Fortunate By Showing Compassion

Caring for the less fortunate members of society isn’t only done out of abundance. As Mama Mary Aurupai of Juba, South Sudan, has demonstrated, simply showing compassion and some form of generosity can make a world of difference for most people. After losing her parents at such a young age, […]

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Sudanese Government Signs Peace Deal with Rebels

Sudanese Government Signs Peace Deal with Rebels

For more than 20 years, a civil war has raged on in Sudan between the nation and various rebel groups from surrounding regions. Recently, the Sudanese government and the heads of this alliance came to an agreement to end the fighting which has already claimed the lives of hundreds of […]

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Covid-19 Hits Sudan Displacement Camps; Return Pressure on the Rise

Covid-19 Hits Sudan Displacement Camps; Return Pressure on the Rise

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread across the world, and the South Sudan region has been hit particularly hard by the disease. Out of the six UN-protected displacement camps (known as Protection of Civilians sites), two have seen outbreaks of the coronavirus, prompting UN officials to encourage camp residents to […]

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Sudan Declares Christmas a Public Holiday for First Time in a Decade

Sudan Declares Christmas a Public Holiday for First Time in a Decade

This past Wednesday, millions of people around the world celebrated Christmas. However, this was the first time in 10 years that the country of Sudan recognized Christmas as a public holiday, which is seen as a major step toward realizing religious equality and freedom in the region. For the past […]

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Bishop Kussala Recalls Traumatizing Adolescence in War-Torn Sudan

Bishop Kussala Recalls Traumatizing Adolescence in War-Torn Sudan

South Sudan has been engaged in turmoil for years, and people such as Bishop Eduardo Hiiboro Kussala knows first-hand of how horrid life is in the war-torn region. When he was two months old, Bishop Kussala’s mother was violently killed, forcing him to be raised by his grandmother. According to […]

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Lepers Still Suffer Among Us

Leprosy is an infectious but curable disease. Yet some 200,000 people around the world are still affected today, most suffering in poor and remote parts of Africa and Asia.