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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# South Sudan

This year
Pope Francis urges end to ethnic hatred at open-air mass in South Sudan
It was the pontiff’s first visit to the largely Christian country since it achieved independence from mainly Muslim Sudan in 2011.
South Sudan journalists detained over viral video of president reportedly urinating on himself
President Salva Kiir, 71, oversaw the birth of South Sudan as an independent nation after it broke free from Sudan in July 2011.
All time
'They showed little mercy': Cork priest describes how friend was shot dead in South Sudan
Father Victor-Luke Odhiambo was shot dead by unknown assailants last Thursday.
The 'forgotten' conflict of South Sudan: 'People often walk two days to get to the hospital'
The medical charity said its treating critically ill children for diseases that can be vaccinated against.
Welcome to Bidi Bidi - the largest refugee settlement in the world
More people live here than in the whole of Co Galway.
UN wants war crime charges after people in South Sudan 'forced to watch the rape of loved ones'
A UN report said some of the cases are “reminiscent of Bosnia”.
'If men are caught, they are killed. If women are caught, they are raped'
Men, women and children in South Sudan have been shot, hacked to death with machetes and burnt alive.
15 infants die in South Sudan after children as young as 12 years old administer measles vaccine
The children died of “severe sepsis/toxicity”, the UN said.
World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945 - UN official
There is a looming risk of famine in a number of countries.
Explainer: Why tens of thousands face starvation in war-torn South Sudan
Famine was declared in the new African country on Monday, which has been embroiled in civil conflict for years.
Mother pleads guilty to killing kids in Australian lake
Three children died in the incident in 2015.
Stench of death hangs over South Sudan capital
Those who fled the latest violence described a campaign of wanton destruction.
Irish nuns stay in South Sudan to care for schoolgirls despite outbreak of violence
The Loreto order said the two nuns are doing well “but it’s an anxious time”.
South Sudan fighters allowed to rape women in lieu of wages
The UN report also found that civilians suspected of supporting the opposition, including children, had being burnt alive and hanged from trees.
Evidence of mass graves, forced cannibalism and rape in South Sudan conflict
The African Union has accused South Sudanese forces of extreme violence since the country’s civil war began nearly two years ago.
Lit cigarette blamed for petrol tanker explosion that killed 85 people
The explosion happened in the South Sudanese city of Maridi.
I learned how to write in the dirt as a child soldier - now I'm an aid worker in the same conflict
The story of James Riak, an aid worker with GOAL in South Sudan, who was kidnapped from his family as a ten-year-old and trained as a child soldier.
South Sudan army raped then burned girls alive
A UN agency said warring forces have carried out horrific crimes against children including tying them together before slitting their throats.
Trócaire workers evacuated after fighting breaks out in South Sudan
The country has been fighting since 2013.
Hundreds from South Sudan town 'abducted to become child soldiers'
Unidentified armed soldiers surrounded the town and went house to house taking away any boys thought to be over 12.
89 boys abducted by armed soldiers while doing their exams
UNICEF says that armed soldiers searched the area house by house.
Ireland giving over €3 million to South Sudan, Syria and Ethiopia
The money is going to South Sudan and Syria.
Ireland donates €2 million to South Sudan as President Higgins visits the country
This will bring the funding provided by Ireland to the South Sudanese crisis this year to over €8.5 million.
'If famine comes to South Sudan it will come through the barrel of a gun'
Irish aid agencies are warning that the conflict could cause a famine by early next year.
Opinion: Humanitarian work is intense and all-consuming, but I believe in what I do
Aid work is very full on – you work, live and socialise with your colleagues. But, cheesy as it sounds, I do really believe in what we’re doing here.
Ireland donates €1.5 million to South Sudan famine prevention fund
Seán Sherlock condemned the killing of aid personnel as they provided humanitarian relief to those impacted by the ongoing violence.
Christian woman sentenced to death in Sudan arrives safely in the US
Who doesn’t love a happy ending?
Knightley: 'What I saw and heard was worse than I could have ever imagined'
If the aid effort does not increase in South Sudan – 50,000 children could die from malnutrition.
Does Ireland's corporate tax rate need to be changed?
TDs will debate the controversial issue in the Dáil today.
Ireland sends €2 million to South Sudan as 4 million people face starvation
A second ceasefire in the country has collapsed and both rebels and government forces are blocking the paths of UN peacekeepers.
Opinion: After a day submerged in a river, the family escaped the men who wanted them dead
The crisis in South Sudan is now at a tipping point – we cannot afford to wait. The history books will pass their judgement on how we now react.
After 5 months and thousands of deaths, ceasefire begins in South Sudan
President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met yesterday, prayed together, and agreed that “all hostile activities will stop”.
Opinion: I see families waiting helplessly as certain famine approaches
South Sudan is already predicting that 50,000 children under five could die of hunger before the year is out.
Column: I watched thirsty children collect water contaminated with sewage
There are clear signs of impending famine in South Sudan – immediate, focused humanitarian efforts are needed to prevent imminent disease and starvation.
UN: South Sudanese rebels broadcast calls to rape rival groups
More than 200 civilians were killed and 400 wounded in a recent attack.
58 killed, including women and children, in attack at UN base in South Sudan
48 bodies were recovered from inside the base, which is sheltering thousands of displaced civilians. The bodies of ten attackers were found outside.
UN accused of showing "indifference" to 21,000 displaced people
Médecins Sans Frontières made the accusations today.
Column: The forgotten crises that don't make the evening news still deserve our attention
In marking the 20th Anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, we should also look to conflicts in Central African Republic and South Sudan, writes Joe Costello TD.
Column: There's a viral spread of increasingly restrictive laws curtailing human rights
The space in which human rights defenders can operate safely is steadily shrinking, with devastating consequences, writes Mary Lawlor.
Column: "The bodies are all gone, eaten by the dogs"
Thousands have been killed and many more forced from their homes by the recent fighting in South Sudan. As the situation grows ever more serious, David Adams describes what he has witnessed.