South Sudan: Upsurge in violence could threaten peace

South Sudan in Focus airs at 7:30 pm in Juba (1630 UTC) and can be heard on FM stations throughout South Sudan, on shortwave, and on VOA’s 24-hour channel in Nairobi at 8:30 pm. The program is South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal. The South Sudan famine declaration was mainly due to the country’s internal conflict, which has hampered aid delivery. Because more than 90% of South Sudan’s population depends on rain-fed agriculture, South Sudanese can lose everything when the rains don’t come at the right time and quantity. South Sudan has the highest maternal mortality rate in the world at more than 2054 out of every 100 000 live births. This is mainly due to inadequate access to primary and curative health services and a low demand for, and awareness of, preventive services. South Sudan (/ s uː ˈ d ɑː n,-ˈ d æ n /), officially known as the Republic of South Sudan (Swahili: Jamhuri ya Sudan Kusini), is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Ethiopia, to the north by Sudan, to the west by the Central African Republic, to the south-west by Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south by Uganda and to the south east by Kenya. Jul 23, 2020 · The drama reflects the plunge in U.S. confidence in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, which won independence from Sudan in 2011 and massive support from Washington, including billions

South Sudan’s church leaders equally want politicians in the transitional Government of National Unity to honour the spirit and letter of all agreements and declarations. “We call upon all our political leaders in (the) R-TGoNU and Opposition to be true to the Agreements and Declarations they have signed and ensure their full and timely

Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of South Sudan | URI 2020-7-20 · As a coalition of 45 civil society groups in South Sudan, Coalition of Civil Society Organizations of South Sudan Cooperation Circle (CC) works in the arena of peacebuilding, climate change, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, social development, good governance and human rights.

Jul 28, 2014 · Famine looms in South Sudan, where resurgent conflict has raised pre-existent emergency levels of undernutrition among children to grave heights. Subscribe t

World Report 2017: South Sudan | Human Rights Watch 2020-7-20 · South Sudan’s civil war, which began in December 2013, continued in 2016 with serious abuses against civilians by both government forces and opposition fighters despite a … COVID-19 and conflict threaten health system and ceasefire 2020-7-23 · Juba, 23 June 2020: The impact of COVID-19 risks undermining the fragile health system in South Sudan, causing the death of many more people from preventable health problems than the virus itself, said the Special Representative of the Secretary-General, David Shearer. In a briefing to the United Nations Security Council, David Shearer detailed the twin threat posed by COVID-19 and escalating South Sudan rivals back deadline for unity government South Sudan rivals back deadline for unity government. Roll-out of last year's peace pact that called for a unity government will happen on November 12, leaders say.