{FD} South Sudan wants thousands sheltering in UN camps to leave

No one thought the desperate experiment would last this long.

{FD} South Sudan violence against women is twice global average

The “shocking scale” of violence against women and girls in South Sudan is double the global average, a new study released Wednesday says.

{FD} South Sudan’s civil war rages, bringing complaints of abuses

South Sudan’s army is steadily capturing more rebel-held territory, even as peace talks try to find a resolution to the country’s nearly four-year-old civil war.

{FD} 1.25 million face starvation in war-torn South Sudan

In war-torn South Sudan 1.25 million people are facing starvation, double the number from the same time last year, according to a report by the United Nations and the government released Monday.

{FD} South Sudan’s capital tense as troops surround Malong’s home

Tensions were high in South Sudan’s capital on Saturday after President Salva Kiir sent troops to surround the home of former military chief of staff Paul Malong, disarm his bodyguards and remove all weapons.

{FD} In South Sudan, just 2 dogs patrol for wildlife trafficking

Leaping from the van, South Sudan’s only two patrol dogs raced toward passengers disembarking a plane in the capital, Juba.

{FD} Oil-rich South Sudan faces fuel shortage as ‘people suffer’

“In September there was no fuel anywhere,” Samson Kamuya says.

{FD} South Sudan’s civil war without end leaves all sides weary

“It was death,” says Charlie Chiong, tracing his fingers over the jagged stones that once served as his cage.

{FD} As US weighs lifting Sudan sanctions, South Sudan a concern

As the United States considers lifting sanctions on Sudan, one of the most sensitive issues is on display in these tense borderlands: weapons.

{FD} 1st foreign victim of South Sudan hotel rampage testifies

The only foreigner to come forward and testify in a high-profile South Sudan trial where army troops are accused of gang-rape and murder in a hotel rampage a year ago is urging other survivors to speak up, especially men.

South Sudan says no hint that dead American was a journalist

There was no indication that an American shot dead over the weekend was a journalist, South Sudan’s army said Tuesday, accusing him of entering the country with rebel forces.

Child marriage increasing in civil war-torn South Sudan

“If I’d have refused, my father and brothers would have killed me,” Eliza says.

South Sudan should probe death of US reporter: rights group

The killing of an American journalist in South Sudan violates international humanitarian law and should be investigated, according to an international human rights group.

{FD} South Sudan marks grim 6th independence anniversary

For the second year in a row, the world’s youngest nation will not have any official celebrations to mark the anniversary of its birth because of the widespread suffering caused by its ongoing civil war.

{FD} South Sudan’s troops said to advance on rebel stronghold

Tens of thousands of South Sudanese have been displaced and aid workers evacuated as rebels accuse government troops of advancing on their stronghold and killing civilians along the way.

{FD} South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation is critical

South Sudan no longer has areas in famine, but almost 2 million people are on the brink of starvation and an estimated 6 million people — half the population — will face extreme food insecurity between June and July, according to reports by the government and the U.N. released Wednesday.

{FD} New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms.

{FD} South Sudan has world’s fastest growing number of displaced

South Sudan has the world’s fastest growing displaced population and more needs to be done to help them, says the director of the United Nations refugee agency.

{FD} South Sudan’s war leaves disabled, elderly at special risk

More than 1 million disabled people are vulnerable to the increasing violence of South Sudan’s brutal civil war.

{FD} New WFP leader calls South Sudan’s famine ‘deplorable’

The new American director of the World Food Program called the suffering in South Sudan’s famine “deplorable” as he visited the country and called on the government to allow aid groups safe access.