South Sudan

South Africa mourns ‘champion of the oppressed’ George Bizos, refugee boy who arrived from Greece in 1941 and became Mandela’s lawyer

President Cyril Ramaphosa, on Thursday, eulogized George Bizos, an anti-apartheid lawyer who defended Nelson Mandela and was nicknamed the ‘champion of the oppressed’ in South Africa.George Bizos arrived in South Africa with...

Rights groups warn thousands of people still missing in South Sudan

South Sudan should investigate the fate and whereabouts of scores of victims of enforced disappearances and those still missing from years of civil war, Human Rights Watch and Remembering the Ones We Lost said on Friday. On August 30, the world...

African Development Bank approves $4 million grant to bolster South Sudan’s COVID-19 response

The Board of Directors of the African Development Bank on Wednesday approved a UA 3 million ($4.16 million) grant to South Sudan to support the emergency response to COVID-19 and strengthen the country’s fragile health system.

Human Rights Watch calls for probe as South Sudan soldiers kill unarmed civilians in land dispute

South Sudanese security forces killed at least five people in Juba on June 3, 2020, during a violent confrontation over a land dispute and subsequent peaceful protests, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.

South Sudan Vice President Riek Machar and wife Angelina Teny who is Defense Minister catch coronavirus

The Vice-President of South Sudan, Riek Machar, and his wife, who is Defense Minister, Angelina Teny, as well as some bodyguards and other staff have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.Johns...

President Cyril Ramaphosa should respect human rights in South Africa amid COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch says

The South African government’s response to the unprecedented global health challenge of COVID-19 should fully respect the rights and dignity of everyone in the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.With 1,655 confirmed cases as of...

Amnesty International calls on South Sudan to reform security services following ‘unity government’

Amnesty International on Saturday called on South Sudan to reform its security services and avoid costly mistakes that led to distrust and war in the past.Amnesty was reacting to the formation...

South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar sworn in as vice president in bid to end war that has killed over 40,000 people

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as vice president on Saturday in a decisive bid to end a war that has killed over 40,000 people in the world's newest country.

South Sudan must reform abusive security agency, free detainees and hold violators to account – Human Rights Watch

 South Sudan’s National Assembly should urgently enact reforms of the National Security Service (NSS) to end arbitrary detention and abuse of detainees, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should also ensure that the security agency releases...

“I have been wrongly accused of serious human rights abuses”, South Sudan First Vice President Taban Deng Gai replies Trump admin

Today, I have been wrongly accused of serious human rights abuses and sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. I deeply regret those baseless and unfounded allegations and wish to...

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