Tag - south-sudan



South Sudan qualified for the 2024 Paris Olympics as highest-placed African team at the Basketball World Cup.
Sep 3, 2023
Jubilant South Sudan qualifies for Paris Olympics
South Sudan coach Royal Ivey said the team had brought "unity, camaraderie, love and friendship" to the country.
Japan Times
Sep 15, 2022
Runner Abraham Guem back in Japan to light up South Sudan's sporting future
Guem first came to Japan in November 2019 for a training camp in Maebashi, where the donation-funded stay stretched to over 20 months when the Olympics were postponed due to the pandemic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 21, 2020
South Sudan to form unity government by Saturday deadline
Oil-rich South Sudan's former rebel leader and its president will form a unity government by Saturday's deadline, they announced on Thursday, quashing fears the deadline would be pushed back again.
Japan Times
Nov 7, 2019
Hundred of thousands displaced by floods in East Africa
Heavy rains and floods have killed more than 50 people and forced hundreds of thousands of people from their homes across East Africa as researchers warn warming oceans are causing unpredictable weather patterns in the region.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
May 17, 2019
Japan extends SDF dispatch to U.N. peacekeeping mission HQ in South Sudan
Japan decided Friday to extend by another year, through May 31, 2020, the dispatch of Self-Defense Forces personnel to the headquarters of the U.N. peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.
Japan Times
May 4, 2019
South Sudanese parties agree on six more months to form unity government
South Sudan's ruling and opposition parties agreed on Friday to give themselves six more months to form a unity government as part of a peace deal they signed in September, the regional group IGAD said in a statement.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 13, 2018
Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo puts South Sudan on high alert: U.N.
The United Nations and South Sudan are taking extreme precautions to prevent any spread of Ebola from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, which is battling the second-biggest ever outbreak of the disease.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 3, 2018
U.N. condemns 'brutal' sexual attacks on 125 women and girls in state-controlled area of South Sudan
The United Nations condemned on Sunday a wave of "brutal" sexual attacks on women and girls in the northern town of Bentiu in South Sudan that took place in what it described as a government controlled area of the region.
Japan Times
May 31, 2018
Cease-fire monitors accuse South Sudan and rebels of killing civilians
South Sudan's army massacred civilians, burned children alive and gang-raped women after a supposed cease-fire with rebels in December, according to reports by monitors appointed by the country's East African neighbors over a five-year civil war.
May 18, 2018
Dispatch of SDF members to U.N. Mission in South Sudan extended until May 2019
The government said Friday it has extended the dispatch of four Self-Defense Forces members to the headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan through May 31 next year.
Japan Times
Apr 23, 2018
GSDF unit in South Sudan was ordered to carry weapons in summer 2016, mission member and Japan defense official admit
Peacekeepers were given the orders following a July 2016 outbreak of fierce fighting, despite government claims the area was devoid of armed conflict.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 10, 2018
GSDF's South Sudan logs had notices indicating they should be handled with 'caution': Defense Ministry
The revelation follows the discovery of a new set of records from the South Sudan mission that the ministry previously said didn't exist.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Apr 5, 2018
Disclosure that GSDF hid discovery of Iraq logs reignites doubts over civilian control of Japan's armed forces
The ministry acknowledged the activity logs, from an Iraq mission, had been kept hidden from top officials for more than a year ,despite an earlier claim that they didn't exist.
Mar 23, 2018
Millions more were hungry in 2017 amid famine and conflict, report says, and the numbers are rising
Conflicts and climate disasters, particularly drought, drove the number of people facing crisis levels of hunger up by about 15 percent last year and the situation is getting worse, a report said on Thursday.
Mar 16, 2018
Two SDF officers from Japan commit suicide after returning from South Sudan
Two Self-Defense Forces officers have committed suicide after returning home from the U.N.'s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, the government said Friday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Feb 2, 2018
U.N. sounds alarm on South Sudan as Africa's biggest refugee crisis looms, pleas for $3.2 billion
Nearly 7 million people from South Sudan need emergency aid such as food, water and basic medicines due to a protracted civil war in the country, the United Nations said on Thursday, appealing to international donors for $3.2 billion.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Nov 24, 2017
At service for Africa, pope decries murder of women and children as 'horrid face' of war
Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the murder of innocent women and children as the "horrid face" of war as he presided at a special prayer service for peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Japan Times
Nov 6, 2017
Hunger rises in South Sudan amid 'man-made tragedy'
Harvest season is bringing little relief to millions of hungry people in South Sudan as conflict and hyperinflation have pushed malnutrition to critical levels that could put many lives at risk, food security experts warned on Monday.
Oct 1, 2017
U.S. accuses Iran, Venezuela of failing to act against human trafficking
The White House said on Saturday it had ordered that Iran, Venezuela and four African nations be added to a U.S. list of countries accused of failing to crack down on human trafficking, a step that further isolates them from the United States.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 21, 2017
Japan's Kono reaffirms commitment to peacekeeping at U.N.
Japan will continue to make a positive contribution to U.N. peacekeeping efforts following its withdrawal of troops from a mission in South Sudan, Foreign Minister Taro Kono said Wednesday in New York.


Historically, kabuki was considered the entertainment of the merchant and peasant classes, a far cry from how it is regarded today.
For Japan's oldest kabuki theater, the show must go on