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Stories about South Sudan

19 May 2014

The Courageous Career of Slain French Photojournalist Camille Lepage

Camille Lepage was killed while covering the conflict in the Central African Republic. As a journalist, she was determined to cover stories in Africa often ignored by western media.

25 January 2014

Things I Love About South Sudan

Twitter users share their love for South Sudan using the hashtag #ThingILoveaboutSouthSudan. South Sudan has been at war since December 16, 2013 after an attempted coup.

19 January 2014

President: Ugandan Soldiers Killed Fighting in South Sudan

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni confirmed that Ugandan troops are fighting alongside South Sudan's President Salva Kiir's troops in the ongoing conflict between government and rebel forces there.

21 December 2013

My Tribe Is South Sudan and I Choose Peace

Using the hashtags #MyTribeIsSouthSudan and #iChoosePeace, South Sudanese and friends of the people of South Sudan are calling for peace and unity in the country.

20 December 2013

Coup Attempt? Ethnic Conflict? Figuring Out the Crisis in South Sudan

Political strife and 500 civilians already reported dead: what, exactly, is behind the current crisis in the world's newest nation?

2 September 2013

When Reality TV Meets Humanitarian Action in Italy

Many Italians are already criticising RAI 1's humanitarian aid reality TV show in development, several months before it is scheduled to air.

11 July 2012

South Sudan: One Year After Becoming World's Newest Nation

South Sudanese have just celebrated their first anniversary of independence. South Sudan's independence was declared on 9 July, 2011 when it became world’s newest country. This is a roundup of...

31 May 2012

South Sudan: Blogging the Newest Country in the World

South Sudan declared its independence on 9 July 2011 to become the world's newest country. We have compiled a list of blogs with regular reports, analyses, updates, and opinions relating...

3 May 2012

Sudan/South Sudan: Voicing Hope for #newSUDANS

In the wake of the secession of South Sudan from Sudan in July 2011 and the recent clashes between the two countries over the oil-rich region of Heglig, citizens of...

16 March 2012

Arab World: Hands Off Clooney!

The United States has arrested actor George Clooney and his father Nick at a protest outside the Sudanese Embassy in Washington DC. Arab Twitter users register their protest on their...

7 March 2012

Africa: Interview With Africa Desk Officer at the Committee to Protect Journalists

Abdoulaye Bah interviews Mohamed Keita who runs the Africa desk of the Committee to Protect Journalists, an independent, nonprofit organization founded in 1981 to promote press freedom worldwide by defending...

9 January 2012

South Sudan: Humanitarian Crisis in the World's Newest Country

Less than a year since declaring its independence in July 2011 to become the world's newest country, South Sudan continues to face a humanitarian crisis especially in the wake of...

14 July 2011

South Sudan: Messages of #LoveFromSudan

On the eve of the independence of South Sudan, a group of young Sudanese started a movement that is trying to start a conversation between North and South to create...

10 July 2011

South Sudan: Free At Last!

Africa has a new nation: the Republic of South Sudan. South Sudan held a referendum on January 9, 2011, on whether or not it should remain a part of Sudan....

9 February 2011

Sudan: Southern Sudan becomes Africa's newest nation

Southern Sudan has officially become Africa's newest nation after Southern Sudanese voted for secession from the north. Official referendum figures released on Monday showed that 98.83 per cent of voters...

27 January 2011

Sudan: What will be the new name for Southern Sudan?

A referendum took place in Southern Sudan from 9 January to 15 January 2011 on whether the region should remain a part of Sudan or become Africa's new independent state....

19 January 2011

Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum: Africa (Dis)United?

In our latest roundup of Southern Sudan Referendum 2011, Dr. James Okuk offers his “advance billion congratulation” to the people of Southern Sudan for choosing to form a new nation...

10 January 2011

Sudan: Southern Sudan Referendum in Photos

A referendum is currently taking place in Southern Sudan from 9 January until 15 January 2011 to decide whether or not the south should remain a part Sudan or be...

9 January 2011

Sudan: Southern Sudan Independence Referendum on Twitter

Voters in Southern Sudan went to the polls today to decide whether to separate or remain part of Sudan. This is a roundup of tweets related to the referendum. You...

Arab World: “Stop Crying Over Sudan”

Today's independence referendum in Sudan has put the country on the radar in the Arabic twitterosphere. From Saudi Arabia to Palestine, Arab tweeps are discussing Sudan's unity, division and resources.

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