JUBA, South Sudan The rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as President Salva Kiir’s vice president, after the two men agreed to form a coalition government that many observers hoped would last. Dr. Riek Machar has been sworn in as...
South Sudanese rebels refused on Tuesday to sign the latest draft of a peace deal with the Juba government that would end a years-long civil war, a setback after recent breakthroughs in talks. President Salva Kiir and the leader of...
U.N. Security Council diplomats are expected to visit South Sudan this week, a foreign affairs ministry spokesman said on Wednesday without giving any details on the purpose of the trip. This month, the Security Council approved a 4,000-strong protection force...
African leaders have backed plans to deploy regional troops to South Sudan after recent fighting between rival forces left hundreds of people dead. Soldiers for the African Union (AU) force are to come from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Sudan and Uganda. A...
Nakout’s Great Escape Having survived life as a sex slave, a daring escape from her captors, and a grueling journey across land and sea, Nakout is stopped in her tracks in northern Greece. By Hereward Holland Nakout Sylvia cannot remember her birthday....
Megan Nobert’s traumatic experience has drawn attention to sexual violence in the aid community. The passage of time is strange. Without recognition of the days and weeks slipping past, suddenly one finds oneself on the other side of a dark...
South Sudan rebels welcome surprise move to reappoint leader as vice president.Decree gets cautious approval but analysts fear former allies turned enemies are not yet ready to cooperate to end fighting. South Sudanese president Salva Kiir, right, with former vice...
By Anna Leach and Sandra Laville Like other victims, Sarah Pierce – who was assaulted by a fellow aid worker in South Sudan – says she felt under pressure not to talk about the attack Sarah Pierce became an aid worker because...
As a poor, landlocked, oil-dependent state with a long history of violent conflict and a belligerent neighbor to the north, South Sudan’s post-independence challenges were always going to be immense. But there was much hope that with wise leadership,...

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