Emily Everett

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South Sudan: Country of Dreams | Politics

South Sudan is less than four years old, but the world's newest nation now tops the ranks of failed states worldwide. After decades of civil war with the north of Sudan, it was meant to be a dream come true.<p>But the country has disintegrated into chaos. Thousands of people have been killed and …

Witnesses describe atrocities in South Sudan | Canada

<b>Juba, South Sudan</b> - In the suburb of Munuki in South Sudan's capital, men are digging fresh graves against a backdrop of large birds swooping through clouds of smoke billowing from an area where the new nation's rebel-movement-turned-army has its main barracks.<p>It was here that, a week ago, forces …

On the run in South Sudan | Sudan

<b>Nyal, South Sudan</b> - John Wichtuor was fast asleep when hundreds of men broke the pre-dawn silence in the village of Nyandong, in South Sudan's Unity state, with cracks of gunfire.<p>With a sense of dread, Wichtuor realised that a war started between politicians faraway, in the capital Juba - which …

Counting the dead in South Sudan | Sudan

<b>Bor, South Sudan</b> - Elderly and blind, Debora Agot could only guess at the horrors taking place around her at the church. Her nostrils filled with smoke and her ears with high-pitched screams as gangs stormed the main hall, gunning down the old - including six priests - and dragging out the young …

Burying the dead in South Sudan | Human Rights

<b>Bentiu, South Sudan -</b> Whether it's through breaks in the patchy razor-wired mud walls or out its gates, it is easy to leave the UN base here - but departing is often accompanied by death.<p>About 100 metres from the main gate of the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan (UNMISS), a …

South Sudan earn World Cup debut draw after interruption

<b>South Sudan earned a draw in the their first appearance in a World Cup qualifying match, which resumed on Thursday after rain forced an abandonment on Wednesday.</b><p>The 2018 preliminary round first-leg qualifier at home to <b>Mauritania</b> had been called off after only 10 minutes because of the extreme …

Will the new deal end conflict in S Sudan? | War & Conflict

Despite the delay and substantive reservations, South Sudan President Salva Kiir has become the last but most vital signatory to the peace proposal tabled by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Plus, consisting of regional and international actors.<p>It should be recalled that other …

Reliving the rape camps of South Sudan's civil war | Rape

<b>Bentiu, South Sudan</b> <b>-</b> Nyagai desperately wants her two girls to come home from a camp where relentless rape, starvation, and sickness pervades.<p>Her third daughter, 17, was released by fighters after a month when she lost control of her bowels from being raped so much, and her captors "saw she was …

Displaced and hungry after South Sudan's peace deal | Human Rights

<b>Koch, South Sudan</b> <b>-</b> Cradles and baskets balanced on their heads, thousands of women and children streamed in from the bush to two outposts in the swamps of Koch county in Unity state, the heart of South Sudan's civil war.<p>"I came here because at home we have nothing - no food," said Nyapar Kueth, …

UN ready to act immediately if S Sudan deal not signed

The UN Security Council has warned that it is ready to "act immediately" if South Sudan's president does not sign a peace deal with rebels this week.<p>President Salva Kiir is scheduled to sign the power-sharing agreement in Juba on Wednesday, alongside the leaders of Kenya, Uganda, Sudan, and …

South Sudan: independence movement gone wrong | Politics

Four years after ending its armed struggle with Sudan and declaring its independence, South Sudan remains embroiled in internal crisis with no end in sight.<p>Despite the tremendous support, close scrutiny, and high hopes of the international community, the new nation is presently conflicting with …

South Sudan: A man-made catastrophe | War & Conflict

<b>Bentiu, South Sudan -</b> Tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced and an unknown number killed in renewed military onslaughts against rebels in parts of war-ravaged Unity State, according to survivors.<p>"I saw soldiers in military uniform. They burned our homes. They put people inside and then …

BBC World Service - Newshour, South Sudan's Elusive Peace

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South Sudan earn World Cup debut draw after interruption

South Sudan earned a draw in the their first appearance in a World Cup qualifying match, which resumed on Thursday after rain forced an abandonment on Wednesday.

South Sudan civilians recount atrocities

The United Nations has warned the situation in South Sudan has actually worsened since a peace deal was signed by the president and the rebel leader last month under intense international pressure.<p>Fighting is continuing and more than four and a half million people are now depending on food aid.<p>The …

Ugandan army confirms it will leave South Sudan

<b>Ugandan troops will start leaving South Sudan by the end of this week, according to the head of the Ugandan force in the country.</b><p>This was a key rebel demand during drawn-out talks which led to a peace deal in August. All foreign forces were meant to have left by 10 October.<p>Meanwhile, a rebel leader …

South Sudan's men of dishonour

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1196000/1196260_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1529109192_d5d6c89e4f568981b90ca62cc06986c4<p><b>The rules of war were broken long ago in South Sudan, but the recent spate of violence against civilians has introduced a new level of barbarity.</b><p>Both …

Africa

African Union announces South Sudan war crimes court

<b>The African Union (AU) says a special court will be set up to try war crimes suspects in South Sudan, which has been hit by a brutal conflict since 2013.</b><p>The move is aimed at promoting an "African solution" to the conflict in the world's youngest state, which became independent in 2011, it said.<p>An …

South Sudan sanctions 'blocked by Russia and Angola'

<b>Russia and Angola have opposed moves at the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on a South Sudan general and a rebel commander, diplomats say.</b><p>The US had proposed a travel ban and asset freeze on army chief Paul Malong and rebel general Johnson Olony for continuing to fuel conflict.<p>The Russian …

UK troops for UN peacekeeping in South Sudan, PM to say

<b>The UK is to devote more troops to UN peacekeeping, with personnel being sent to South Sudan, the BBC has learned.</b><p>The prime minister will detail the move at a summit in New York this month.<p>The extra troops will be deployed to the world's newest country, where thousands have been killed and millions …