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In Photos: The Children Fighting For an Education in South Sudan

Conflict has forced nearly 2 million children out of school in the world's newest country. Recent violence at a UN-run displacement camp has put a renewed spotlight on security risks.
Kayla Ruble
2.22.16
africa

Violence Erupts in South Sudan Peacekeeping Camp, Killing 18

The UN peacekeeping mission said youths from the Shilluk and Dinka ethnic groups — both staying at the site — began fighting on Wednesday night using small arms and machetes.
Reuters and VICE News
2.19.16
war and conflict

In Photos: Not Much to Celebrate on the Fourth Anniversary of South Sudan's Founding

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.
VICE News
7.9.15
africa

Already Facing Famine, South Sudan Expels UN Humanitarian Coordinator

After a year and a half of civil war, 3.8 million people in South Sudan are classified as "severely food insecure" — and the situation may have just gotten even worse.
Samuel Oakford
6.2.15
war and conflict

Slow Response Follows Forced Conscription of Hundreds of Child Soldiers in South Sudan

The Wau Shilluk incident is one of the few large forced recruitment operations to be made public, yet unlike large kidnappings elsewhere in Africa, events in South Sudan have prompted little international outcry.
Jason Patinkin
3.2.15
africa

The War in South Sudan Might Cost $158 Billion Over 20 Years

Campaigners are trying a new tack in raising awareness, by highlighting the economic costs of the conflict, rather than the humanitarian ones.
Sally Hayden
1.15.15
africa

US to Propose UN Sanctions Against South Sudan — But No Arms Embargo

Sources told VICE News that the US will soon circulate a UN Security Council draft resolution that targets leaders on both sides of the conflict in South Sudan.
Samuel Oakford
11.5.14
africa

Conflict in South Sudan Escalates With Return of Dry Season

The weather in South Sudan has dictated the intensity of fighting, and battles are raging now that the rainy season has ended.
Samuel Oakford
11.1.14
war and conflict

Sanctions Might Finally Help End the Brutal South Sudan Crisis

Leaders on both sides of the conflict have agreed to lay down arms and form a transitional government within 60 days.
Samuel Oakford
6.11.14
war and conflict

Warring South Sudan Factions Conscripted More Than 9,000 Child Soldiers

The recruitment of children younger than 15 years is a war crime according to the Geneva Conventions and the International Criminal Court.
Samuel Oakford
4.30.14
war and conflict

Dozens Killed in ‘War Crime’ Assault on UN Base in South Sudan

A mob of several hundred people assaulted a UN base in the city of Bor on Thursday and opened fire on civilians inside, killing 48.
Samuel Oakford
4.18.14