south sudan war
An expert from the China Africa Project weighs in.
Investigators documented at least 217 cases of sexual violence in just 17 days in the capital last month.
JUBA, South Sudan -- The headlines will fade, but the needs will not. South Sudan is a country on a precipice, and all of our help and attention is needed now, and in the months to come, if this new country is to realize its bright future.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the latest violence highlighted a lack of commitment to the peace process.
The peace deal was hanging by a thread until the opposition leader's homecoming.
At least 18 people died in deadly fighting in a United Nations Protection of Civilians site.
"The report contains harrowing accounts of civilians suspected of supporting the opposition, including children and the disabled, killed by being burned alive, suffocated in containers, shot, hanged from trees or cut to pieces."
"Greed is driving the calculations of South Sudan’s government and rebel leaders," the leader of one advocacy group said.
Tens of thousands have died and more than 2 million displaced in the ongoing conflict.
The brutal conflict has exacted a terrible price on civilians in this young nation.