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march 21st, 2017

How The World’s Newest Country Went Awry

Note: This report is published on enoughproject.org

 

War has been hell for South Sudan’s people, but it has been very lucrative for the country’s leaders and commercial collaborators, South Sudan’s war profiteers. South Sudan has been torn apart by three wars in the last 60 years. Two and a half to three million people have perished as a result of these wars. This legacy has finally caught up to the world’s newest country, as the United Nations declared a full-blown famine in February 2017, a rare declaration that the U.N. hadn’t made for any part of the world since 2011, and multiple U.N. officials have asserted that South Sudan stands on the brink of genocide.

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march 9th, 2017

South Sudan’s government-made famine

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Post, and was written by the co-founders of the Sentry, George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

Official, U.N.-declared famines are a rare phenomenon. The last one worldwide was six years ago, in Somalia. Famines are declared officially when people have already begun to starve to death. It is the diplomatic equivalent of a seven-alarm fire. That is where the youngest country in the world, South Sudan, finds itself today, as 100,000 face immediate starvation and another 1 million are on its brink.

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last updated january 16th, 2010

january 16th, 2010

Darfur rebels report air, artillery attacks by Sudan forces

"Sudanese warplanes and artillery pounded insurgents in the troubled western region of Darfur on Saturday, said a rebel spokesman whose group has refused to attend upcoming peace talks in Qatar."

january 15th, 2010

Southern Sudan Party Names Presidential Candidates

"Southern Sudan’s leader, Salva Kiir, will run for president of the semi-autonomous region instead of challenging Umar al-Bashir for the presidency of Sudan in April elections, a spokeswoman for his party said."

january 15th, 2010

Update: Witness in Zimbabwean Trial Claims Torture

"The prosecution's key witness in the Zimbabwe trial that has strained the country's coalition government took the stand Thursday, saying he was tortured into falsely implicating the prime minister's aide on trial."

january 15th, 2010

Burma's Suu Kyi meets junta liaison: official

"Burma's detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi met the ruling junta's liaison officer Friday, officials and her party said, in the latest sign of dialogue between the two sides."

january 14th, 2010

Regional leaders meet on Zimbabwe, Madagascar

"Key southern African leaders gathered in the Mozambican capital Maputo on Thursday for a special summit on the political crises in Zimbabwe and Madagascar."

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