SALVA KIIR

6.17.14

Afterword

The civil war in South Sudan that began on December 15, 2013, shows no sign of abating. While the United States threatens to slap increasingly strict sanctions on anyone who stands in the way of the overarching concept of “peace,” Riek Machar’s forces...

6.9.14

A Grain of Truth

I still haven’t gotten a clear answer on what, in Machar’s view, lies at the core of his troubled relationship with President Kiir. And I’m determined to get there.

5.27.14

Oil and War

Despite the first major uprising in 1955, Sudan was eager to begin oil exploration, and in 1959 a collection of European and American companies began their search in the north.

5.20.14

The Lost Boys

In the midst of the convoluted battle for South Sudanese independence, about 3,800 of these young boys, many of whom are permanently scarred with tribal markings of the Dinka (the ethnic majority) or the Nuer, were fostered in American homes.

5.16.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar.

5.14.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

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5.13.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

5.12.14

Saving South Sudan

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

5.12.14

Bright Shiny Nation

We consulted a few regional experts about Machar’s location, and the answers always varied. All we knew for sure was that Machar was in the bush, and the government of South Sudan had just dispatched roughly 2,000 men to hunt him down and kill him.

5.9.14

Saving South Sudan - Trailer

Late last year, South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, accused his former vice president, Riek Machar, of attempting a coup d'état. In February, journalists and filmmakers Robert Young Pelton and Tim Freccia set out on a grueling mission to locate Machar...

12.18.13

What the Hell Is Going on in South Sudan?

Months of tension within the young nation turned into full-fledged fighting last Sunday night. President Salva Kiir claims that the attack was a failed coup attempt, but anti-government forces say that it was an effort by the president to crush dissent.