National 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. The government released the information in response to a question from House of Representatives lawmaker Tomoko Abe of the Constitutional Democratic Party of ...

Hunger rises in South Sudan amid 'man-made tragedy'

World 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. More than 1.1 million children under five children ...

National / 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. "Under the banner of 'proactive contribution to peace,' Japan has made every effort ...

A South Sudan vote would heap disaster upon catastrophe, U.N. says

World Sep 21, 2017

A South Sudan vote would heap disaster upon catastrophe, U.N. says

South Sudan's hellish war will get worse if its neighbors let President Salva Kiir hold an election before he accepts peacekeepers, a cease-fire and political opposition, U.N. investigators said on Wednesday. South Sudan was plunged into civil war in 2013 when Kiir fell out with ...