Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the country “as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for the peace process.”
Francis met with President Salva Kiir in the Apostolic Palace on Saturday. Later, the
South Sudan risks sliding into famine this year if timely interventions are not made, according to a new report from the United Nations.
The five-year civil war has slashed crude production, heralding economic chaos in the world’s youngest country. Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face severe food
Inside the Juba Teaching Hospital’s neonatal clinic, 1 in 10 babies brought to this clinic will die, most from treatable conditions. But mothers have nowhere else to go; it is the only public neonatal clinic in South Sudan.
The world’s youngest nation is one of the toughest places in the
Stained with mud, the 8-year-old traces her fingers over the infected wound on her elbow. “It’s hard work digging and the shovel is heavy. I just want to be in school,” Losika Losepio said.
Standing in a gold mine outside the South Sudan town of Kapoeta, the girl says she
On a pale dirt road in the Palorinya refugee camp in northern Uganda, Raida Ijo clung to her 16-year-old son, Charles Abu. They sobbed quietly into each other’s shoulder. They had been separated for 19 months, since the day that fighting broke out between rebels and government troops in their
South Sudanese leaders have once again agreed to end the country’s five-year civil war and work towards peace.
The deal, signed by President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Macahr, agreed to end hostilities and to work together in a transitional government scheduled to last for three years. As part
In her first visit to civil war-town South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon.
“I see you, I love you and I’m here for you,” she said in an interview.
Judd was among the first
For the first time in almost two years, South Sudan’s warring leaders met face-to-face for peace talks amid efforts to end a brutal civil war.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar met in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. A statement from Mr. Machar’s opposition spokesman called
The accounts are horrific. A young girl strangled and gang-raped. Children burned alive as government soldiers blocked the door of their hut and set it aflame.
These are some of the atrocities revealed in 14 reports, seen by The Associated Press, that have not yet been released by the independent
More than four years of civil war in South Sudan has chased millions from their homes, leaving countless farms abandoned. The economy has been obliterated. Fighting has overcome some of the nation’s most productive land. Food prices are ruinously high.
Even during harvest time, when food was most abundant, more