South Sudan:Soldiers' Rape Trial Is a Publicity Stunt and Distraction
The military trial could further undermine the possibility of broader justice for South Sudan's millions of victims. Read more »
South Sudan:Will Local Concerns Sink the National Dialogue?
Much violence is driven not by national politics but local - and often more intractable - disputes around security, sovereignty, land and identity. Read more »
Africa:Then They Came for Al Jazeera - South Sudan Press Freedoms Further Deteriorate
The free media is facing ever greater restrictions just when it is needed the most. Read more »
Africa:Are Locals Starting to Push Back in the "Best Place in the World for Refugees"?
Uganda is now home to over 800,000 South Sudanese refugees and the world's largest refugee camp. Read more »
South Sudan:Why Calling for a Ceasefire in South Sudan Can Be a Bad Idea
Even a seemingly uncontroversial demand can have complex, and potentially adverse, implications. Read more »
October 04, 2016
South Sudan:Failing South Sudan - First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
International mediators have repeatedly made the same mistake of treating disgraced leaders as if they're respectable statesmen, of treating the problem like it's the solution. Read more »
September 23, 2016
South Sudan:What Machar's Absence Means for the Peace Process
One half of the rivalry that has defined South Sudan's politics since independence is no longer around the table. Will this be a help or hindrance? Read more »
August 01, 2016
South Sudan:The UN's Deafening Silence Over Jailed Journalist
George Livio of the UN's Radio Miraya has been in jail with no charges for almost two years. Why has UNMISS never publicly called on the government to release him? Read more »
July 11, 2016
South Sudan:Who's Behind Return to Fighting?
Despite President Kiir and Vice-President Machar's call for calm, hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in Juba over the past few days. Read more »
July 09, 2016
South Sudan:Why Elections May Be the Only Answer
The peace agreement won't be implemented under the current leadership. And the escalating fighting in Juba highlights the danger of continued inaction. Read more »
June 09, 2016
South Sudan:Citizens Want Trials and Need Trials
President Kiir and Vice-President Machar have warned against prosecuting war criminals, but South Sudanese know that justice is needed if long-term peace is to be viable Read more »
May 15, 2016
Kenya:Refugee Camp Closures - 'We've Been Crying Out but No One Heard'
If Dadaab were a town, it would be Kenya's third biggest by population. Read more »
February 24, 2016
Africa:South Sudan's Man-Made Hunger Crisis
An estimated 40,000 people in Unity State are facing catastrophic shortages in basic supplies. But it is not drought or environmental factors that have brought on this crisis. Read more »
December 15, 2015
South Sudan:UN Peacekeepers - Protecting Some of the People Some of the Time
While the UN's actions are appreciated by the thousands seeking refuge in protected sites, there are millions more outside who are suffering. The UN peacekeeping mission has simply… Read more »
November 04, 2015
South Sudan:What the Barge Kidnapping Reveals About the UN
When UN peacekeepers were detained crossing the river in a tense area, the response from UNMISS was slow and uncertain. Read more »
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