South Sudan

Sudan Releases Political Activists Imprisoned After Deadly Protests Last Month

In February, Sudan’s president Omar Al-Bashir ordered the release of 80 protesters and opposition activists, who were detained in January for protesting against rising food prices. Salah Gosh, Sudan’s head of the National Security and Intelligence Services (NISS), told Sudanese media that the remaining detainees would only be released if […]

UN Ready To Charge Senior South Sudanese Officers And Officials With War Crimes And Crimes Against Humanity

On 23rd February 2018, the United Nations Human Rights Commission (UNHRC) in South Sudan announced that they have enough evidence to charge at least 41 senior officers and officials with war crimes and crimes against humanity during the four-year civil war. Background on the conflict in South Sudan South Sudan, […]

A New Border Trade Point Between Sudan And South Sudan: Renewed Hope For Civil War Trapped Civilians 1

“Wars are hard to stop, famines are not” (Michael Bowers, Mercy Corps). On Tuesday 13th February 2018, Sudan’s government opened a border point for trade with South Sudan for the first time since Southern Independence in 2011. This is a step in the right direction for improving the economic concerns […]

The 30th Summit Of The African Union And Its Implications For Regional Peace And Security

The 30th Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Summit was held between the 22 and 29 of January 2018, at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Led by Rwandan President Paul Kagame, the newly-elected AU Chairperson, the Summit’s core theme was ‘Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable […]

Over 300 Child Soldiers Released In South Sudan

Over 300 child soldiers have been formally released by armed groups in South Sudan, according to the United Nations. The 311 children, which includes 87 girls, will now begin the process of reuniting and reintegrating with their communities. Agencies such as the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in conjunction with local […]

The Future of Humanitarian Work In War-Torn Countries

Humanitarian aid workers have increasingly been targeted for attacks by terror-related organizations. On January 25th, 2018, non-governmental organization (NGO) Save the Children confirmed that four of its staff had been killed in an assault that targeted their office in Jalalabad, Afghanistan, claiming the lives of six aid workers. Carried out […]

Vulnerable South Sudanese Children At “Risk of Imminent Death”

Henrietta H Fore, the Executive Director of the United Nations Children’s Agency (UNICEF) warned that more than 250,000 children in war-torn South Sudan are “at risk of imminent death” from severe malnutrition. “We are very worried that a quarter of a million children are going to be facing death this […]

Immense Suffering Endured By Children Living In Conflict Zones In 2017

In December, Unicef published a report highlighting the immense suffering that children living in conflict zones endured in 2017. Despite the existence of international laws and treaties, such as the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, Unicef reports that child suffering as a […]

South Sudan’s Warring Parties Sign Ceasefire Agreement

The factions involved in the South Sudanese conflict signed a ceasefire deal on Thursday in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, in the most recent effort to end the country’s now four-year civil war. The agreement, expected to go into effect early on December 24th, serves as an attempt to recover the […]