RIEK MACHAR

SOUTH SUDAN

Rape, murder, famine — and $2 million for Washington PR firms

The government of South Sudan is accused of repeated human rights violations, but its money buys lobbying and image buffing in DC.
Erin Quinn
7.14.16
africa

UN bases shelled as South Sudan plunges back into chaos

Clashes between the forces of Sudan's president and the former rebel leader who became vice president under a deal that ended a two-year civil war have killed hundreds of people since they broke out in the capital Juba four days ago.
VICE News and Reuters
7.11.16
africa

South Sudan could be on the brink of war, again

Renewed fighting between South Sudan's rival factions in the capital has left at least 272 people dead, as civil war threatens to rear its head.
VICE News and Reuters
7.10.16
africa

South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar Sworn in as Vice President After Two Years of War

The development is a necessary step in the reconciliation that may end two and a half years of war, but it comes amid a precarious, oft-broken ceasefire and a humanitarian disaster.
Kayla Ruble
4.26.16
SOUTH SUDAN

Rebel Leader Riek Machar Denied Permission to Return to Juba

After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, the South Sudanese opposition leader arrived at Ethiopia’s Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba, but more disagreement has prevented his journey from continuing.
VICE News
4.26.16
africa

South Sudan Rebel Leader Riek Machar Stuck in Ethiopia After Week of Delays

Disagreements over how many weapons and people Machar can bring with him have repeatedly stalled his return to Juba after more than two years of civil war.
Kayla Ruble
4.25.16
war and conflict

Riek Machar Discusses His Return to South Sudan's Capital

As the international community waits for the South Sudanese opposition leader to finally fly to Juba, VICE News traveled to his rural base in Pagak, South Sudan, to find out what will happen next.
VICE News
4.22.16
africa

Ethiopia Is Carrying Out a Cross-Border Raid to Rescue 108 Abducted Children

Ethiopian media is reporting the military has located the scores of children abducted by South Sudanese gunmen during a cross-border cattle raid last week, and is in the process of rescuing them.
VICE News
4.21.16
africa

We're Waiting With 245 South Sudanese Rebels Whose Homecoming Is Not Going to Plan

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar was supposed to return to the capital Juba on Monday to be sworn in as vice president. Three days later his men are still stuck at an Ethiopian airport.
Aris Roussinos
4.20.16
africa

Ethiopian Death Toll Rises After Gunmen Abduct 100 Children and 2,000 Livestock

The attack took place on Friday with authorities saying gunmen from South Sudan attacked the area leaving more than 200 dead in the Horn of Africa nation's Gambela region.
Reuters and VICE News
4.18.16
africa

UN Official Estimates 50,000 Dead in South Sudan as Violence Spreads

More than two years after civil war broke out in South Sudan, the heightened death toll from the UN comes as optimism continues to dwindle on the potential that a peace deal signed between warring factions last year will be implemented.
VICE News
3.3.16
war and conflict

South Sudan Forces Accused of Leaving 50 People to Suffocate in a Shipping Container

Various groups have documented the use of metal containers as informal detention sites in South Sudan. The latest incident was among five violations of the ceasefire signed in August that a monitoring group described in a submission to the African...
Samuel Oakford
2.1.16
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