unity state

war and conflict

South Sudan’s War Just Turned Two — And the UN Says Its Peacekeepers Aren’t Leaving

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.
Samuel Oakford
12.15.15
war and conflict

Sign Peace Deal or We'll Impose an Arms Embargo, US Tells South Sudan's President

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.
Samuel Oakford
8.21.15
war and conflict

The Battle for Cattle: Civilians Starve as Soldiers Loot Livestock in South Sudan

It appears that South Sudan’s government is using hunger as a weapon of war against civilians in rebel-held parts of the country.
Jason Patinkin
8.10.15
africa

South Sudanese Troops Burned Civilians Alive and Crushed Them With Tanks, Say New Reports

In a report released on Wednesday, Human Rights Watch said that the deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian property during the offensive carried out between April and June 2015 amount to war crimes.
Sally Hayden
7.22.15
africa

The UN Says South Sudan's Army Raped Girls and Burnt Them Alive

The latest reporting offers a wider picture of the atrocities, and again casts allegations against the government.
Samuel Oakford
6.30.15
war and conflict

Armed Groups Reportedly Raped, Castrated, and Slit the Throats of Children in South Sudan

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.
Samuel Oakford
6.18.15
war and conflict

‘Pray It Rains Like Hell’: Fighting Heats Up as South Sudan's Dry Season Winds Down

South Sudan's most intense fighting in nearly a year has led to reports of widespread atrocities, and only Mother Nature might be able to intervene.
Jason Patinkin
5.12.15