Guess Who Else Turned 10 This Year?

THE Republic of South Sudan became independent from the Sudan on July 9, 2011, the outcome of Africa’s long-running civil war which lasted over 20 years and saw millions dead due to conflict, drought and starvation, a terrible toll on…

Putting Smiles on the Faces of South Sudanese Who’ve Only Known War

South Sudanese soldiers harass civilians with the intention of extorting money from them, says Kuech Deng Atem, 26. He hopes to disarm soldiers with jokes. Atem, commonly known by the stage name Wokil Jeesh Commando, became a soldier when he…

A Free and Fair Media Starts With Us, Says One Young Leader in South Sudan

Born in Juba, South Sudan, Margaret Lole grew up surrounded by friends and family. “My classmates used to call me ‘master of ceremonies’ and wouldn’t start playing until I arrived,” Margaret says. “I was always the one initiating games, especially…

U.S. slams South Sudan leaders over unity govt delay

BY REUTERS The United States said Wednesday it is “gravely disappointed” and will reevaluate its relationship with South Sudan over the failure of its rival leaders to form a coalition government according to the country’s fragile peace accord. President Salva…

South Sudan rivals in Uganda as deadline to form unity govt looms

By Agencies The president of South Sudan Salva Kiir and his rival Riek Machar arrived in Uganda Thursday for talks before the November 12 deadline to form a coalition government expires. The two leaders, are currently attending a closed meeting…