Nearly one out of every four school-age kids across the globe are not getting an education. South Sudan sees the highest portion of children out of school, with more than 50 percent not enrolled in class.
Two years to the day after war broke out in South Sudan, the UN Security Council voted to extend the peacekeeping mission in the country through next summer.
African Union investigators have released a report recounting a litany of horrors committed in the course of South Sudan's ongoing civil war, including routine gender-based violence and the indiscriminate killing of civilians.
Nespresso and non-profit organisation TechnoServe are working revive the East African country’s coffee industry after nearly two years of brutal civil war. The first South Sudanese coffee will be exported for sale in France this month.
The international community invested heavily in last month's deal, and now, less than a week after President Salva Kiir signed the peace deal, military action is being carried out by the government.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir has signed the deal a week after refusing to do so, but it's not clear that the pact will actually end his country's bloody conflict.
The United States has circulated a draft resolution among UN Security Council members that would implement an arms embargo and other sanctions on South Sudan if President Salva Kiir does not sign the peace deal.
The agreement gives President Salva Kiir a majority stake in a transitional government. Rebel leader Riek Machar expressed shock to reporters after learning that Kiir had declined to sign.
It appears that South Sudan’s government is using hunger as a weapon of war against civilians in rebel-held parts of the country.
Another round of peace talks between the country's warring factions has begun, but if Thursday's opening remarks are any indication, compromise will be as challenging as ever.
Since December 2013, the country has been engulfed in a civil war that has killed tens of thousands and turned more than 730,000 South Sudanese into refugees.
Witnesses implicated perpetrators belonging to the government Sudan People's Liberation Army and the allied South Sudan Liberation Army, who launched an offensive in Unity State in late April.