Founded in 2011, South Sudan is the world’s newest country; but for much of its statehood, it has been engulfed in civil war. The violence has killed tens of thousands and displaced more than two million people. A report released…
In our news wrap Wednesday, the second earthquake in 24 hours caused major damage and death -- this time in Myanmar. The 6.8 quake struck deep underground 20 miles from the country’s former capital of Bagan. Also, an attack at…
By Sebastian Rich
Luny, 14, is one of the lucky ones. He was recently released from an armed group in South Sudan, where he spent three years of his young life.
By PBS NewsHour
South Sudan, the world’s newest country, is again on the brink of a civil war. Photographer Sebastian Rich has covered the conflict in the country for more than four decades, and he is there now on a mission with UNICEF,…
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he's deployed 47 U.S. troops to South Sudan amid a worrisome outbreak of fighting there.
In our news wrap Tuesday, Attorney General Loretta Lynch, testifying at a House hearing, said stopping violence must be a rallying point for both police and minority groups. She also defended the decision not to charge Hillary Clinton in the…
Clashes between rival armed groups in South Sudan over the past week have left more than 200 people dead, including two Chinese U.N. peacekeepers, and forced 1,000 already homeless people to seek safety at the U.N. compound in Juba.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Gunfire between rival factions erupted outside the presidential compound in South Sudan’s capital of Juba on Friday night, killing soldiers and civilians.
In our news wrap Friday, residents of the flood-stricken South faced overnight downpours that brought total rainfall to two feet in some places, uprooting trees and collapsing roads--with more rain expected this weekend. Also, the UN issued a warning that…
By Larisa Epatko
South Sudan’s government forces are encouraging its armed militias to take women and girls as “currency” in place of wages, a U.N. official said Friday.
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