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South Sudan: Peace talks open as battles rage in capital
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South Sudan: Peace talks open as battles rage in capital

Jan 4th 2014, 8:07 PM 6,665 Views 3 Comments

The talks are aimed at ending three weeks of fighting that have led to the deaths of thousands.

Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall
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Swift South Sudan peace deal dashed as talks stall

Jan 4th 2014, 10:35 AM 4,601 Views 5 Comments

A quick ceasefire is now not going to be an option as face-to-face talks between warring parties are delayed.

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday
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Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Jan 3rd 2014, 9:30 PM 31,115 Views 6 Comments

Everyone’s been talking about Pat Cox, a Donegal house fire, and the bad weather…

South Sudan peace talks open as battles rage
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South Sudan peace talks open as battles rage

Jan 3rd 2014, 3:35 PM 4,629 Views 7 Comments

The violence has forced around 200,000 people to flee their homes, while 57,000 are seeking refuge with UN peacekeepers.

Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan
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Ireland to send 40 tonnes of aid to South Sudan

Jan 2nd 2014, 5:31 PM 8,153 Views 41 Comments

The emergency aid includes jerry cans, mosquito nets and kitchen sets.

A timeline of the violence in South Sudan
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A timeline of the violence in South Sudan

Jan 2nd 2014, 11:17 AM 5,390 Views 24 Comments

After two weeks of fighting in the world’s newest nation, thousands of people are thought to be dead. Here’s a timeline of the violence.

UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan
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UN says many prisoners, civilians killed in South Sudan

Dec 31st 2013, 7:08 PM 3,558 Views 3 Comments

Thousands are feared dead in the two-week-old conflict.

Goal has evacuated staff from South Sudan
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Goal has evacuated staff from South Sudan

Dec 27th 2013, 4:25 PM 7,861 Views 7 Comments

The charity says it is worried about the violence in the country.

UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan
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UN says it has found mass grave with 75 bodies in South Sudan

Dec 24th 2013, 3:29 PM 4,072 Views 1 Comment

Troops loyal to President Salva Kiir have been battling those backing his rival Riek Machar, a former vice president who was sacked in July.

Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war
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Countries and UN withdraw staff as South Sudan edges closer to civil war

Dec 23rd 2013, 8:50 AM 4,601 Views 16 Comments

The country’s army says it is preparing for a ‘major offensive’ against rebel troops.

Rebels fire on US aircraft in South Sudan, wounding three
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Rebels fire on US aircraft in South Sudan, wounding three

Dec 21st 2013, 12:16 PM 7,304 Views 38 Comments

One of the US servicemen is believed to be in a critical condition after the attack.

Hundreds dead, 20,000 flee to UN bases following South Sudan clashes
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Hundreds dead, 20,000 flee to UN bases following South Sudan clashes

Dec 18th 2013, 1:47 PM 4,253 Views 2 Comments

Some countries have withdrawn embassy staff amid fears of a descent into wider ethnic violence.

Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty
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Revelry at second anniversary of South Sudan hides severe poverty

Jul 9th 2013, 9:35 PM 83 Views 4 Comments

Barry Andrews, CEO of GOAL, writes from Juba, South Sudan which is “badly neglected… but a model of modernity in comparison to the rest of South Sudan”.

Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan
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Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan

Jul 8th 2013, 6:02 PM 4,681 Views 51 Comments

This emergency assistance brings our total support to the region to almost €5.5 million this year.

11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN
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11 countries to sign DR Congo peace accord: UN

Feb 22nd 2013, 8:29 PM 2,900 Views 3 Comments

Eleven African countries have been invited to sign a UN-brokered accord aiming to end more than two decades of conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.

Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard
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Ugandan army says it killed top Kony bodyguard

Jan 21st 2013, 8:49 AM 5,540 Views 15 Comments

The body guard to the notorious LRA leader had earned a grim reputation over the abduction of children.

My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions
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My Christmas Day: Boiled meat with the prospect of scorpions

Dec 25th 2012, 4:30 PM 37 Views 2 Comments

Merry Christmas from Maban, South Sudan, where Niamh Fleming-Farrell sends dispatches from the frontline of aid workers there.

Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?
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Could Arabica coffee soon be extinct?

Nov 14th 2012, 8:15 PM 10,466 Views 35 Comments

Large-scale deforestation and climate change are putting the wild Arabica coffee bean at risk of potential extinction, say experts.

South Sudan expels UN rights investigator: officials
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South Sudan expels UN rights investigator: officials

Nov 4th 2012, 2:31 PM 3,189 Views 5 Comments

A UN investigator carrying out a probe on the human rights situation in the fledgling state has been expelled for publishing ‘unverified’ reports.

Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony
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Hillary Clinton hopes for improved drones to find Kony

Aug 3rd 2012, 6:36 PM 5,325 Views 17 Comments

The US Secretary General was also focused on preserving a fragile peace between Sudan and South Sudan on her two day agenda of talks in East Africa.

Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan
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Pictures: The humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

Jul 29th 2012, 1:00 PM 2,435 Views 0 Comments

Médecins Sans Frontiéres says that thousands of refugees are at risk of dying from illnesses that are entirely preventable.

Explainer: Why are there four Olympic athletes with no country?
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Explainer: Why are there four Olympic athletes with no country?

Jul 27th 2012, 11:17 PM 45,563 Views 37 Comments

There’s four athletes competing under the Olympic flag, with no country to represent. Here’s how that came about.

'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan
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'This situation is entirely preventable': Death and desperation in South Sudan

Jul 9th 2012, 6:45 AM 2,043 Views 11 Comments

As South Sudan marks a year of independence, Medecins Sans Frontieres is calling for urgent intervention as one refugee camp in a wholly unsuitable area is overwhelmed with new arrivals and dreadful conditions.

Column: If they weren’t lucky or strong enough, they died along the way
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Column: If they weren’t lucky or strong enough, they died along the way

Jun 24th 2012, 1:00 PM 28 Views 8 Comments

Amid 35,000 people who are running out of water, Chiara Burzio describes the scenes in South Sudan.

Parts made by Irish manufacturer found in Sudan drone - reports
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Parts made by Irish manufacturer found in Sudan drone - reports

Apr 24th 2012, 3:36 PM 5,767 Views 25 Comments

Parts manufactured by a company in Kerry have been found in a drone used to target civilians in South Sudan.

South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war
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South Sudan's leader says Sudan has declared war

Apr 24th 2012, 11:51 AM 1,803 Views 0 Comments

The president, who is on a visit to China, made the remarks after the Sudanese leader vowed to press ahead with his military campaign.

EU backs plans to end Joseph Kony's "campaign of terror"
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EU backs plans to end Joseph Kony's "campaign of terror"

Apr 20th 2012, 9:44 PM 4,607 Views 12 Comments

Catherine Ashton declares the EU’s support for a Joint Operations Centre to combat the Lord’s Resistance Army.

Why is George Clooney watching Sudan via satellite?
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Why is George Clooney watching Sudan via satellite?

Apr 8th 2012, 10:00 AM 4,019 Views 7 Comments

Here’s what you need to know about ongoing problems between North African states Sudan and South Sudan.

Video: Invisible Children release sequel video to Kony 2012
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Video: Invisible Children release sequel video to Kony 2012

Apr 5th 2012, 4:14 PM 3,190 Views 14 Comments

The original Kony 2012 video has been watched by almost 90 million people on YouTube – now the charity has released a second video responding to criticisms.

George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest
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George Clooney released after Sudan protest arrest

Mar 17th 2012, 11:13 AM 1,388 Views 1 Comment

Protesters are calling for humanitarian aid to be allowed into Sudan to prevent a major crisis from developing.

Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan
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Government pledges €200,000 to GOAL for South Sudan

Dec 23rd 2011, 2:25 PM 935 Views 2 Comments

The Irish aid agency is providing humanitarian assistance to thousands of people who fled violence in neighbouring Sudan.

'Hundreds dead' following South Sudan tribal clashes
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'Hundreds dead' following South Sudan tribal clashes

Aug 23rd 2011, 2:02 PM 315 Views 0 Comments

As many as 600 people, including medical humanitarian workers, are presumed dead after tribal clashes. Raiders targeted an MSF compound and clinic, looting medical equipment, drugs and other valuable items.

South Sudan: The world's newest country
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South Sudan: The world's newest country

Jul 9th 2011, 11:43 AM 564 Views 3 Comments

Street parties kicked off at the stroke of midnight on Saturday across Southern Sudan, as residents celebrated the birth of their nation after decades of civil war.

The world's newest country: South Sudan set to number 193
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The world's newest country: South Sudan set to number 193

Jul 8th 2011, 9:22 PM 1,231 Views 12 Comments

South Sudan’s new government faces huge challenges in reforming its military and diversifying the oil-based economy.

The week in photos
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The week in photos

Jul 8th 2011, 6:51 PM 1,331 Views 3 Comments

This is the week that was, in pictures.