South Sudan


South Sudan’s Peace Deal Extends With No End In Sight

Three months into South Sudan’s extended peace deal and little progress has been made towards brokering a power-sharing agreement. The deal was struck in order to reinstate Riek Machar as Vice President, whose position was stripped in 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused him of planning a mutiny. For five […]


Grandi Calls For Equitable Sharing Of Refugees, Furthering The Resettlement Dilemma

The untamable refugee crisis around the globe continues to be a huge concern for the international community. Though the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR )can be applauded for working tirelessly to protect the basic rights of refugees (food, clothes, health, education etc), the permanent resettlement of refugees into […]


Crisis In Sudan – Paramilitary Opens Fire On Pro-Democracy Group

Sudan currently faces a political crisis after paramilitary forces opened fire on pro-democracy protestors. According to the New York Times, at least 108 demonstrators have been killed along with hundreds of others injured in Khartoum on Monday. The paramilitary troops consist of a seven-member Transitional Military Council (TMC) led by […]


Unsafe Water Kills More Children In War Than Bullets, UNICEF Report Finds

A UNICEF Report has found that children under the age of five are 20 times more likely to die from diseases related to unsafe water, sanitation and hygiene, than from direct violence as a result of war. Released to coincide with World Water Day, the report emphasises the importance of […]


Eritrea, Ethiopia, South Sudan Leaders Meet to Reaffirm Peace Deal 1

Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed, and Eritrea’s President, Isais Afwerki, recently visited South Sudan for high-level meetings with their President, Salva Kiir, in hopes to reaffirm peace talks between the regime and local rebels. This move was done amidst fears that last year’s peace deal with rebel leader Riek Machar […]


The Role Of Climate Change In The Continuous Cycle Of Resource-Based Conflict In Africa

The debate surrounding climate change is ‘hotly’ contested by a range of academics, students, scientists, and politicians. One notable figure within this debate: Donald Trump. However, one cannot refute that the climate is warming; the UK last week recorded its hottest winter day ever. Yet, within the UK only a […]


Sudan’s Bashir Bans Protests, Steps Down as Ruling Party Leader

For over two months Sudan’s embattled President Omar al-Bashir has contended with emboldened protestors, calling for his resignation. Though public gatherings and protests have been inundated with violence and mass arrests, Sudanese demonstrators have persisted, forcing Bashir to confront sustained anti-government street unrests. Last Monday, in an attempt to quash […]


State Of Emergency Announced In Sudan Amid Continuous Unrest

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir declared this week a state of national emergency following continuous unrest in the country. Popular protests in Sudan have attacked Bashir’s overextended 30-year rule which has seen countless conflicts and deaths, the most notable example involving Darfur. Another major factor behind the demonstrations has been the […]