The Next Wave
U.N. and relief agencies warn the coronavirus pandemic could leave an even bigger path of destruction in the world’s most vulnerable and conflict-riven countries.
Diplomats Fear a Collapse of South Sudan’s Latest Peace Deal
Even as they publicly support the pact, many privately think it is built on a house of cards and will be pulled down by the country’s bloody past.
Top U.S. Aid Chief Warns of Locust Devastation in East Africa
“You really have to go back to decades ago in the U.S., to Dust Bowl days, to understand just how devastating this can be.”
South Sudan’s Proposed Unity Government Is Still Divided
Another delay won’t help achieve lasting peace. What the world’s youngest country needs is an exit strategy for its old-guard leaders.
Foreign Investors Fueled Violence and Corruption in South Sudan, Report Finds
Numerous banks and multinationals have hands in shady deals with the new nation’s elites and warlords.
The Old Guard Are Killing the World’s Youngest Country
South Sudan was born amid great hope but has since descended into war. It will take a new generation of leaders to make it a successful state.
Former U.S. Diplomats Lobby to Stop South Sudan War Crimes Court
The move sparked anger among experts, who see the court as critical to peace.
How European and Chinese Arms Diverted to South Sudan Fueled Its Civil War
A new study, four years in the making, details the secret global supply chain sidestepping international arms embargoes on South Sudan.
For South Sudan, It’s Not So Easy to Declare Independence From Arabic
When the world’s newest country broke away from Khartoum, it discarded Sudan’s main official language, too. But casting aside the oppressor’s tongue did not heal the country’s divisions.
Halfway Isn’t Good Enough on Human Rights
Myanmar and Sri Lanka were praised for minimal progress. Now it’s all falling apart.
Remember South Sudan? Washington Would Prefer Not to
Its freedom fighters have turned into brutal oppressors, and it is near to becoming another failed state, despondent U.S. supporters say.
Sanctions Against Sudan Didn’t Harm an Oppressive Government — They Helped It
The end of economic isolation hasn’t brought a financial windfall or more freedom. Instead, the regime is as strong as ever while ordinary people suffer.
Conflict in Abyei Could Reignite South Sudan’s Civil War
If the U.N. withdraws peacekeepers from a long-contested oil-rich enclave, it's likely to spark further fighting in an already unstable region.
Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid
In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.
U.S. Diplomat’s Resignation Signals Wider Exodus From State Department
One diplomat’s stinging resignation letter offers a glimpse into declining morale at the State Department under Trump.
U.S. Sanctions South Sudanese Leaders
The measures single out the offshore fortunes of top generals and officials.
No Country for Civilians
The sudden exodus from war-torn South Sudan is the largest Africa has seen since the 1994 Rwandan genocide. This is what a nation without civilians looks like.
The Global Hunger Crisis Will Not Be Tweeted
Americans are exhausted keeping up with Donald Trump’s every tweet. People in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Yemen are exhausted by violence and hunger.
Famine-Wracked South Sudan Now Wants to Charge Aid Workers For Help
Aid organizations slammed the government’s proposal.