Sudan was once home to a great civilisation that was the most advanced in all of Africa – but centuries of colonialism and conflict and a post-independence period ravaged by coups, dictatorships and incompetent rule, mired Sudan in a series of never-ending wars. Following a violent, decades-long struggle for independence that began in 1953, South Sudan became the newest country in Africa. Its people voted for independence in 2011, but by 2013 the oil-rich, fertile nation was falling apart.
A warlord may be a mother’s only hope to find her missing children in South Sudan.Michael Anthony Adams, Joe Hill, Roberto Daza, Sam Mednick
As the first outside journalists to access the last rebel stronghold in Jebel Marra in five years, we found that millions are still trapped in vast makeshift camps, and the area is awash in guns.Julia Steers
Police were quick to note that it was still uncertain whether Mayor Park's death, currently suspected to be a suicide, was related to the complaint.Junhyup Kwon
South Korea Threatens Stiff Action Against Cross-Border Propagandists After Outcry From North Over Leaflets
The president’s office warned that the time-honoured practice of scattering anti-North Korea messages across the border would no longer be tolerated.Junhyup Kwon
In FOI documents seen by VICE, academics advising the UK government’s nuclear watchdog warn of a climate-invoked disaster.Rick Lyons