FAO/WFP Special Report – Crop and Food Security Assessment Mission to South Sudan, 15 March 2019

Mission Highlights

The net cereal production in 2018 (after deduction of post-harvest losses and seed use) in the traditional sector is estimated at about 745 000 tonnes, 15.5 percent below the average of the previous five years and 2.5 percent …

Why the latest peace deal in South Sudan won’t hold

Author Andrew Edward Tchie Editor, Armed Conflict Database; Research Fellow, Conflict, Security and Development at International Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Essex

South Sudan plunged into conflict in 2013 after President Salva Kiir accused his deputy Riek Machar of …

US Rights Report Highlights Venezuela, Iran, China

The U.S. State Department is painting a grim picture of violations and abuses in countries that already have dismal records in its “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday highlighted abuses in …

US Rights Report Highlights Venezuela, Iran, China

The U.S. State Department is painting a grim picture of violations and abuses in countries that already have dismal records in its “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2018.”

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday highlighted abuses in …

In South Sudan, mothers teaching daughters ‘safer’ ways to survive rape

Sexual attacks in South Sudan are so common that mothers now teach their daughters how to survive the ordeal of being raped, in such a way as to minimize the violence. That’s according to Yasmin Sooka, chair of the UN …

Sudan’s Parliament Cuts State of Emergency to 6 Months

Sudan’s parliament voted on Monday to shorten from one year to six months a state of emergency declared by President Omar al-Bashir last month in response to widespread protests.

Parliament can, however, renew the measure.

Bashir declared the nationwide state …

Women in Torit continue struggle to end societal ills that affect them

I cannot be the only one, surely there are other educated young women in Torit! protested Flora Sebit, a representative of the youth wing in the women leaders’ association.

Ms. Sebit’s outburst came during a radio discussion on Radio Miraya, …