Window of opportunity closing for South Sudan, on road to lasting peace

With eight months remain­ing, the win­dow of oppor­tu­ni­ty is clos­ing for South Sudan to meet crit­i­cal bench­marks required to com­plete its tran­si­tion away from long-run­n­ing civ­il con­flict, the Spe­cial Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the coun­try told the Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil on Mon­day, press­ing par­ties to the Novem­ber 2018 peace deal, to imple­ment their com­mit­ments in let­ter and spirit.

New South Sudan Parliament can ‘infuse urgency’ into peace process

South Sudan has made his­to­ry with the appoint­ment of two women to senior lead­er­ship posi­tions with­in its Tran­si­tion­al Nation­al Leg­is­la­ture, the top Unit­ed Nations offi­cial in the coun­try told the Secu­ri­ty Coun­cil on Wednes­day, as he encour­aged par­ties to build on these gains in efforts to over­come sig­nif­i­cant polit­i­cal and secu­ri­ty headwinds.

Conflict, floods and COVID-19 push South Sudanese into extreme hunger 

Dri­ven by inse­cu­ri­ty, the effects of COVID-19, an on-going eco­nom­ic cri­sis, and the impact of flood­ing on liveli­hoods, three UN agen­cies called on Fri­day for imme­di­ate human­i­tar­i­an access to east­ern South Sudan’s Pibor coun­ty, where peo­ple are fac­ing cat­a­stroph­ic lev­els of hunger. 

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Advocates in Denver Decry Rights Abuses in South Sudan 

Feb­ru­ary 22 is the lat­est dead­line set by the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty, includ­ing the lead­ing spon­sors of peace in South Sudan – the Unit­ed States, Unit­ed King­dom, Nor­way, and Italy –for both the gov­ern­ment and the oppo­si­tion to reach an agree­ment and resolve the con­flict in the war-torn coun­try. This dead­line to form a uni­ty government…

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African News Today — This Week — This Month

“Cov­er­age of the African con­ti­nent con­sti­tutes only 5.6 per­cent of inter­na­tion­al news pro­duced by US news media. This 5.6 per­cent offers for its intend­ed audi­ence lit­tle depth in the por­tray­al of an entire con­ti­nent.”  —Asya A. Beso­va, and Skye Chance Coo­ley, For­eign News and Pub­lic Opin­ion, 2010 Each day sig­nif­i­cant African News—Today—This week— This Month happens…