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Posts Tagged ‘Civil War’
B. Gezahegne By Male Daniel The United Nation High Commission for Refugees stated that South Sudan has become Africa’s largest refugee crisis “With no solution in sight, refugee numbers from South Sudan crossing the 1.5 million mark.”
Sebastian Rich By Peter Louis Armed groups in South Sudan last week released a total of 145 children. This is the largest number of children freed since 2015, when 1,775 children were released in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area.
AFP photo By Nehad Ismail Jordan has survived some tough times in the last five years. It has stoically endured the stresses and strains of regional upheavals and wars despite the opinion of a number of prominent commentators who warned that the country might easily be swept away in the wake of the Arab […]
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.
Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP By Ogunniyi Abayomi I was dispatched to Imo state, Nigeria in the month of October 2015 by the National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) for a year orientation service and programme. Nigeria had just sworn in General Muhammadu Buhari as the newly elected president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and everything […]
Chamila Karunaratne/AP By Thambu Kanagasabai The ‘Eluga Tamil’ rallies held in Jaffna on September 24, 2016 received an overwhelming response and ended with astonishing success beyond the expectations of many, belying the pessimists.
By Peter Louis Nearly three years after conflict erupted in South Sudan, the regional impact of the crisis is rising alarmingly as the number of South Sudanese crossing international borders in search of safety grows each day.
By Dukhan Jundit The United States, believed by most South Sudanese to be a friend in their stand for peace in the country, have contradicted themselves in their motivation as the world’s champion of democracy by accepting an illegitimate Vice President General Taban Deng Gai to land on its soil as representative of President Kiir.
By Peter Louis The South Sudan Commission on Human Rights recently concluded its first mission to South Sudan.
Goran Tomasevic/Reuters By Dukhan Jundit Decades ago, Dr Riek Machar-Teny was fighting both Bashir and Garang to liberate South Sudan from injustice and corruption, but many Sudanese are unaware of who freed them from a regime of dictators.
Israel Ophori By David Adejumo It can be said that Nigeria has been in a vicious cycle of tribalism, nepotism, ethnicity, religious chauvinism and sentimentalism after over 100 years when the Entity called Nigeria was formed, although there were both negative and positive motives to the so called amalgamation which will be discussed later. […]
Camille Lepage By Joe Khamisi If reports from Juba are to be analyzed objectively, South Sudan, dubbed Africa’s youngest nation, may be on the verge of a fresh ethnic conflagration and possible economic collapse.
By Peter Louis An estimated 37,200 displaced persons are currently seeking protection at one of the two UN peacekeeping bases in Juba, the capital of South Sudan, according to a population count held at the UN House protection of civilians (PoC) site in August.
Frederic Noy By Peter Louis The Assembly of Heads of State and Government of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus countries held its Second Extra-Ordinary Summit meeting on 5th August 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and deliberated on the prevailing situation in the Republic of South Sudan.
Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP By Dukhan Jundit Salva Kiir, the President of South Sudan relieved his Vice President and rival Dr Riek Machar-Teny of his position following recent violence between the government and opposition, replacing him with Gen Taban Deng Gai.
F Noy By Gloria Nakiyimba The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) confirmed that a total of 2,959 refugees crossed into Uganda from South Sudan on Friday and throughout the weekend.
EPA photo By Dukhan Jundit Since Friday, intense fighting among different military factions in South Sudan has killed approximately 270 people to date, the earlier Peace Agreement now effectively in tatters among fear and instability in the country.
Alissa/UNICEF By Peter Louis Up to 4.8 million people in South Sudan – well over one-third of the population – will be facing severe food shortages over the coming months, as the risk of a hunger catastrophe continues to threaten parts of the country, three UN agencies have warned.
By Dukhan Jundit The Cabinet of the Republic of South Sudan has announced that the country will not celebrate its fourth anniversary of independence this year.
By Peter Louis The Special Representative for the Secretary General and head of the UN Mission in South Sudan, Madam Ellen Loj earlier briefed journalists on the general situation in South Sudan following the formation of the Transitional Government of the National Unity.
By Peter Louis The Government of Japan has announced a contribution of US$3.2 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to support WFP’s lifesaving relief operations in South Sudan, including specialized nutrition treatment for mothers and children and a critical aviation service for humanitarian workers.
By Peter Louis Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) strongly condemns the looting of its medical centre in Pibor, South Sudan that occurred during and after heavy fighting from February 23 to 25, which also destroyed large sections of the town.
By Byobe Malenga Burundi and DRC ask UN Security Council to rein in Rwanda, accused of recruiting Burundian refugees to destabilze Bujumbura
By Tom Arms In September 1919 President Woodrow Wilson collapsed. He was exhausted from a whirlwind national tour to win support for his political baby — the League of Nations. Shortly afterwards he suffered a series of strokes.
By Peter Louis Clashes erupted between the so-called ‘Arrow Boys‘ and South Sudanese government soldiers late last year. Schools and hospitals were looted and homes burnt to the ground. Now, Pierre and thousands of other refugees have to move again.
By Darell Maurice Almost 9% of the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo is in need of humanitarian assistance in 2016, according to the “Humanitarian Response Plan 2016” for this country released earlier by the United Nations.
By Peter Louis Hundreds of thousands of South Sudanese face severe food shortages and an alarming hunger situation after two years of fighting in the country, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the South Sudan Red Cross stated.
By Peter Louis In an attempt to end the ongoing civil war, the South Sudanese government has cancelled the general election proposed for June 30th and made an amendment to the constitution that its own term be extended for a further two years.
By Peter Louis Widespread human rights violations and abuses have been committed in South Sudan by all parties to the conflict since December 2013, including hundreds of extra-judicial killings, enforced disappearances, sexual violence, forced recruitment and indiscriminate attacks against civilians, according to a UN report published.