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Botched measles campaign kills 15 children in South Sudan

Fifteen young children have died in a measles vaccination campaign that saw kids as young as 12-years-old administering the vaccines, according to the South Sudan government.

Sudan may have bought weapons amid famine

South Sudan has been accused of buying weapons to fight rebellions instead of using money to help their starving people.

UN Human Rights experts — South Sudan on 'brink of catastrophe'

The head of the UN human rights commission said on Wednesday that world powers can stop a "Rwanda-like" genocide in South Sudan if a military force is sent in as a protection force to stop the atrocities.

Outbreak of Cholera in South Sudan — 72 people sick, 11 dead

Juba - UNICEF is reporting that 11 people in South Sudan have died in a suspected cholera outbreak. As of Tuesday morning, the agency says there are 72 cases, with 36 in the capital, Juba.

South Sudan food crisis worsens as fighting and drought goes on

Juba - On Wednesday, the U.N. World Food Program released video evidence highlighting the worsening food crisis in South Sudan, where 5.3 million people will be facing severe food shortages during the March through September "lean season."

U.S.-backed South Sudan government accused of horrific war crimes

Geneva - A new United Nations report accuses U.S.-backed South Sudanese forces of committing widespread and horrific war crimes against innocent civilians, including torture, rape of women and children and murder.

UN warns refugee camps in South Sudan approaching breaking point

The United Nations is warning that refugee camps in South Sudan are approaching their breaking point as more flee the violence in the Nuba Mountains. This warning comes as fresh fighting in the troubled region has increased.

UNICEF declares 2014 a 'devastating year' for children

According to a UNICEF statement released on December 8, an estimated 230 million children live in countries and areas affected by armed conflicts.

Op-Ed: South Sudan is a classic failed state

South Sudan has faced a lot of problems since independence about 5 years ago, and it seems like there is not much that international aid organizations can do to help the people being affected, which runs in the millions.

Op-Ed: Will Obama continue supporting child soldiers in South Sudan?

Tuesday's announcement that the United States was targeting both sides in South Sudan's ongoing conflict with sanctions has raised the question of whether the Obama administration will continue to support child soldiers in the war-torn African nation.

South Sudan peace talks begin in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa - Peace talks between warring South Sudan factions began on Sunday in Ethiopia after a brief delay over the negotiation agenda.

U.S. Embassy evacuates more staff from South Sudan

The U.S. Embassy in the South Sudan's capital Juba has ordered the evacuation of more staff from the country, where three weeks of fighting between rebels and government troops has left more than 1,000 people dead.

US military plane comes under fire in South Sudan

An American military aircraft was fired on by suspected rebels in the South Sudan, leaving four service members wounded, with one of them in critical condition.

Rare Panda-looking bat found in South Sudan receives new name

Lewisburg - A team of researchers found a bat with a strong resemblance to a panda. The animal, the fifth recorded capture of the species, was discovered in South Sudan; it is distinct from other species of the same group and has been classified in a new genus.

Lost Boy of the Sudan grows up Special

Atlanta - He came to work for us in 2003. My daughter told me he was a Lost Boy. "Oh, wow," I said. And my mind started rewinding and playing what I’ve heard about the war in the Sudan over the years.

South Sudan's colossal child marriage problem

A newly released Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, entitled "This Old Man Can Feed Us, You Will Marry Him:’ Child and Forced Marriage in South Sudan," calls on the government of South Sudan to adopt measures to protect girls from child marriage.

Sudan and South Sudan fail to reach agreement on security and oil

After several days of negotiations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, South Sudan and Sudan have not managed to reach an agreement on security arrangements and oil exports.

Op-Ed: Two state broadcast journalists arrested in South Sedan

Juba - Two South Sudan state broadcast journalists have been arrested for failing to ensure coverage of a speech by President Salva Kir, according to a government official.

Government forces shoot down UN helicopter in South Sudan

Juba - South Sudanese armed forces shot down a United Nations reconnaissance helicopter in eastern South Sudan. All four Russian crew members were killed. There were no passengers aboard the helicopter.

Sudan and South Sudan continue negotiations

On September 27, 2012, the presidents of Sudan and South Sudan reached an agreement allowing oil exports to resume and created a demilitarized zone along their contested border.

Sudan and South Sudan agree on sharing oil resources

Juba - African Union mediator Thabo Mbeki reports that Sudan and South Sudan have agreed on how they will share the oil riches Sudan controlled before South Sudan gained independence.

UN Security Council extends peacekeeping mission in South Sudan

Juba - As South Sudan's one-year anniversary of its independence approaches, the United Nations Security Council approved measures to extend its peackeeping efforts for an additional 12 months in order to establish security and protection in the young nation.

South Sudan President to Governors: Get ready for austerity

Juba - Following the South Sudan President's upcoming fiscal budget proposal, which comes into effect next month, Salva Kiir Mayardit sat down with 10 state governors and urged them to get ready for austerity.

Israel begins deportation of illegal immigrants

Israel has begun the deportation of illegal immigrant workers who came from South Sudan. More are to be repatriated to their nation of origin in the days to come.

Did South Sudan officials steal $4 billion of state's resources?

Juba - Did public leaders from South Sudan steal $4 billion worth of state resources? President Salva Kiir is alleging corrupt officials took the estimated amount, but is urging them to return the money to restore the nation's reputation and finances.

Op-Ed: Media has trouble pronouncing Jihad

Sunday, a Muslim mob burned a Catholic church in Khartoum, Sudan. An AP writer selectively reported that the burning of the Christian facility “appeared” to be fallout from ongoing hostilities between Sudan and South Sudan over disputed borders.

After becoming a new nation, South Sudan grapples with violence

When many were asleep in their huts, a South Sudanese tribe killed 57 people — mostly women and children — in retaliation for a previous assault, officials say, renewing a cycle of revenge.

3000 villagers reported killed in ethnic massacre in South Sudan

More than 3,000 people have been slaughtered in South Sudan during a week of clashes between two tribes over a cattle rustling feud.

UN admits South Sudan as 193rd member

Juba - Following the official declaration of its independence, the Republic of South Sudan was admitted by the United Nation's General Assembly as its 193rd member on Thursday.

Slavery recalled by South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardit

As President Salva Kiir Mayardit gave the first inaugural address for his new nation South Sudan he said that his nation will forgive those who enslaved his people but they will not forget those actions.
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Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan are in danger of starvation over the next few months.
Up to 5.3 million people in South Sudan are in danger of starvation over the next few months.
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United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) maintaining law and order in the world s youngest nat...
United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) maintaining law and order in the world's youngest nation.
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The situation in South Sudan has actually worsened recently. Fighting is continuing and more than fo...
The situation in South Sudan has actually worsened recently. Fighting is continuing and more than four and a half million people are now depending on food aid.
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South Sudan Police Recruits at Training Academy
South Sudan Police Recruits at Training Academy
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Over 5.3 million people in South Sudan at risk of starvation in the coming months.
Over 5.3 million people in South Sudan at risk of starvation in the coming months.
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Members of the Sudan Peoples  Liberation Movement (SPLM) arrive at the rally in Juba  as South Sudan...
Members of the Sudan Peoples' Liberation Movement (SPLM) arrive at the rally in Juba, as South Sudan prepares for its independence.
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South Sudan becomes an Independent Nation
South Sudan becomes an Independent Nation
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The ten states of South Sudan grouped in the three historical provinces of the Sudan  Bahr el Ghazal...
The ten states of South Sudan grouped in the three historical provinces of the Sudan, Bahr el Ghazal (green), Equatoria (blue), and Greater Upper Nile (yellow).
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Humanitarian aid workers were sexually assaulted at displaced persons camps  in Bentiu  South Sudan.
Humanitarian aid workers were sexually assaulted at displaced persons camps, in Bentiu, South Sudan.
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Aid workers loading a plane with survival kits for distribution in South Sudan.
Aid workers loading a plane with survival kits for distribution in South Sudan.
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Nyot, 4, a South Sudanese girl, looks through the crowd while holding a teddy bear in her arms at the bus terminal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, June 17, 2012 before boarding on a bus to Ben Gurion airport to leave for South Sudan.
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South Sudan Presidential Guard on Independence Day 2011.
South Sudan Presidential Guard on Independence Day 2011.
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A botched measles vaccination campaign has led to the deaths of 15 children in South Sudan.
A botched measles vaccination campaign has led to the deaths of 15 children in South Sudan.
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Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into tem...
Cholera has now become a threat as renewed violence forces more internally displaced people into temporary shelters.
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