Western 'troika' powers warn of surge in violence in South Sudan

World Feb 21, 2019

Western 'troika' powers warn of surge in violence in South Sudan

The United States, Britain and Norway on Wednesday voiced alarm over a new flare-up of violence in South Sudan, saying all sides needed to show their commitment to peace. The three powers, the so-called troika that has led diplomacy and aid efforts aimed at stabilizing ...

Young girls are the primary victims of humanitarian strife

World Sep 24, 2018

Young girls are the primary victims of humanitarian strife

Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering forms of abuse ranging from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are "14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict," according to the Plan International nongovernmental organization. The group was scheduled to ...

Cease-fire monitors accuse South Sudan and rebels of killing civilians

World 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. South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, ...