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 Southern (South, New) Sudan

Southern Sudan is a region of Sudan, comprising ten of that country's states. The Sudanese government agreed to give autonomy to the region in the Comprehensive peace Agreement (CPA) signed on January 9, 2005 in Naivasha, Kenya, with the SPLA/M, tentatively bringing an end to the Second Sudanese civil war 1983-2005. A referendum is scheduled for 2011 on whether to remain in the greater Sudan or to become an independent nation. Southern Sudan borders Ethiopia to the east, Kenya, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo to the south, and the Central African Republic to the west. To the north lies the predominantly Arab and Muslim region directly under the control of the central government, with its capital at Khartoum. It includes the vast swamp region of the Sudd formed by the White Nile, here called the Bahr el Jebel.




Southern Sudan, also known as New Sudan, has nearly all of its administrative offices in Juba, the capital, and the city with the largest population.

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Japan will end its only international peacekeeping mission in May amid charges that the administration of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe covered up evidence of deteriorating security in areas where Japanese soldiers were stationed.
UNHCR distributes relief items to IDPs in Western Bahr el Ghazal: In Wau, UNHCR distributed non-food items (NFIs) to 4,483 most vulnerable IDPs including 1,175 at Nog-lima, 1,262 at Ngisa 2,046 at the Episcopal Church (ECS) of Sudan premises outside ...
South Sudan - South Sudanese workers with the Boone-based Samaritan's Purse charity organization have been released after being detained by South Sudan rebels March 13. The detainees were safely liberated March 14, according to a statement ...
civil war erupted in South Sudan shortly after it gained independence in 2011; high crime rates and food shortages -- that eventually became famine -- followed.
Johannesburg (AP) - Uganda is at a "breaking point" as almost 3,000 South Sudanese refugees pour into the country every day, the United Nations refugee chief said Thursday.
South Sudan's Minister of petroleum, Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, has given oil companies until next April to either implement the exploration contracts or leave the oil sector in the country.
According to South Sudan's Ambassador to Ethiopia, James Pitia Morgan, national dialogue and a peace prayer conference are some of the government's efforts undertaken to promote peace in the war-torn nation.
NPR's Rachel Martin talks with Patricia Danzi, the Africa director for the International Committee of the Red Cross, about famine relief efforts in South Sudan. RACHEL MARTIN, HOST: The United Nations says that as many as 20 million people in four ...
She grew up in a refugee camp in Kenya after her family had to escape the violence in their homeland of South Sudan. "I'm one of six kids.
South Sudan's main armed opposition group allied to former first vice president and rebel leader, Riek Machar says it has abducted four oil workers including a Pakistani national, while demanding all oil firms and engineers to immediately leave the oil ...
South Sudan Oil minister Ezekiel Gatkuoth Lol in a press statement said that the new deal will pave the way for information exchange between the two countries.
Recently, the United Nations declared famine in parts of South Sudan. This was a long time in the making -- the civil war that began in 2013 continues to cause chaos, cutting people off from their land, livelihoods and even the aid they are forced to ...
The plane was from South Supreme airlines, a South Sudanese carrier. It was making a trip from Juba to Wau, in northwestern South Sudan when it crashed. Most of the passengers were South Sudanese with two foreigners, one each from China and Eritrea.
Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force personnel participating in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan have been involved in about 50 traffic accidents ...
Last fall, we began sharing stories about the vulnerable church around the world and how God uses these brothers and sisters to do his kingdom work.
Pan-African music portal Music In Africa (www.musicinafrica.net) seeks experienced researchers and music journalists in South Sudan to write overviews of the country's music scene. Music In Africa is looking for experienced researchers and writers in ...
South Sudan - One month since famine was declared in two areas of South Sudan, it is a race against the forthcoming rains to save lives Oxfam warned today.
Juba, South Sudan - Last week, ambassadors from China, Kenya and the U.S. met with First Vice President of South Sudan Taban Deng Gai to express ...
Juba (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels said on Monday they had kidnapped four oil workers including a Pakistani national, in a bid to force their Chinese and Malaysian consortium to leave the country.
Silvana, a pediatric nurse from Italy, wraps her arms around the teenager and whispers in her ear. Nyakosti stares into Silvana's eyes as they hold a conversation in two languages they don't share.
(Juba, South Sudan) - A passenger plane crash-landed and burned in Wau, northwestern South Sudan on Monday, but all 49 passengers and crew survived, an airport official said.
Katherine Almquist Knopf, director of National Defense University's Africa Center for Strategic Studies, discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war, as part of CFR's religion and Foreign Policy Conference ...
Now WFP has launched one of its largest rescues ever, but in South Sudan too many people are fighting for life. Pictured here are five-month-old twins Madit Garang and Nyaboth.
Earlier this month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe abruptly announced that Japan will end its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan in May and withdraw the Ground Self-Defense Force's engineering troops there. The troops have been deployed to the northeast ...
engineer Ayaz Hussain Jamali, a resident of Pakistan's southern Badin district, was kidnapped by rebels from South Sudan's capital Juba a week ago, local broadcaster Dawn News reported quoting Babar Jamali, a younger brother of the kidnapped engineer ...
The UK has pledged more funding to ease the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan. The civil war inside the world's youngest nation has left tens of thousands dead and hundreds of thousands facing famine and a growing refugee crisis.
A group of the Sudanese and South Sudanese diaspora initiated a nafir (communal work) to provide aid assistance to famine-stricken areas in South Sudan. Speaking to Radio Tamazuj from the UAE on Friday, Motaz Kabir, a former captain of Sudan's ...
women carry food in gunny bags after visiting an aid distribution centre in Ngop in South Sudan's Unity State on March 10, 2017.
In South Sudan, 5M people don't know where their next meal is coming from and, of them, 100000 are starving and face death. If not for humanitarian efforts, ...
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), said the number of South Sudanese fleeing their homes is "alarming", adding that about 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries over the past eight ...
Tokyo (Kyodo) -- Japanese Self-Defense Forces personnel taking part in a U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan were briefly detained by South ...
FILE - In this Wednesday, March 15, 2017 file photo, a portion of President Donald Trump's first proposed budget, focusing on the Department of State, USAID ...
Five Ground Self-Defense Force peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan were mistakenly detained for about an hour Saturday by government forces in the conflict-torn country, the Defense Ministry said.
An estimated 5.5 million people in South Sudan (47 per cent of the population) are projected to be severely food insecure at the height of the 2017 lean season between May to July 2017, and over 1.1 million children are estimated to be acutely ...
As US President Donald Trump threatens to cut funding to UN peacekeeping, it's time to explore some alternative models. For this Global Observatory report, Paul Williams looks at the ECOWAS experience in Gambia this year, in which West African leaders ...
"In Africa issues of finance cause violence, so I have come here because we realize Botswana does not have that problem," he said, adding that they will copy the practices they have observed and apply them in South Sudan. The Honorable Justice noted ...
Japan has allocated approximately US$7.4 million to the emergency operation in response to the famine in the country. WFP will use the funds to purchase more than 24,000 bags of sorghum, a staple food in South Sudan, which will ensure provision of food ...
Five years after independence, South Sudan is mired in a highly abusive and increasingly complex civil war that does not appear set to end soon despite earlier signs that the fragile 2015 peace agreement might hold.
The cash will be divided between South Sudan - described by Mimica last month as a "man-made crisis" - and the Horn of Africa countries hit by drought; Somalia, Ethiopia, plus Kenya.
The head of the UN mission in South Sudan, David Shearer, asked the international community to continue compiling reports on serious human rights violations against civilians and make every effort to end the cycle of impunity in the country.
South Sudan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has confirmed that gunmen from the Murle tribe in Boma State had carried out an attack on Ethiopia's Gambella region and fled along with dozens of children, saying an Ethiopian envoy was in Juba on Thursday to ...
U.N. experts say in a new report that South Sudan's government is spending at least half its budget on security and weapons while 100,000 people are dying of starvation as a result of famine caused mainly by an upsurge in government military operations.
Six years ago, while I was working in the small South Sudanese town of Wunrok, I had the opportunity to speak with two of Sudan's 'Lost Boys'.
A Caritas director in one Catholic diocese in South Sudan has warned that "the humanitarian situation...is getting to a catastrophic stage".
The Equatorias are of strategic importance for a number of reasons: Western Equatoria is the main area of agricultural production for the whole of South Sudan; Juba, the capital and economic hub of the country, lies in Central Equatoria; and the main ...
We bring you a list of the sanctions, why they are being imposed and what China and Uganda have proposed should be done instead. The terrorist claims against Sheikh Kamoga are weak, the defence lawyer has said.
human rights conditions in South Sudan have gone from bad to worst state in the last few months, a top U.N. official warned.
Elizabeth Deng, South Sudan researcher with Amnesty International, decried the exorbitant visa price. "The government and the army have largely contributed to the humanitarian situation," she said.


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