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.
While the Trump Team Fiddles, the World Burns
Across Africa and the Middle East, a vacuum of U.S. leadership is exacerbating crises and emboldening abusers.
South Sudan’s Man-Made Famine
The country's warring leaders have left their citizens with two options – flee or starve.
World’s Ability to Feed Itself ‘In Jeopardy,’ U.N. Warns in New Report
Unless the world undertakes 'major transformations' to address world hunger.
‘Our Worst Fears Have Been Realized’: The Famine We Could Have Stopped in South Sudan
South Sudan just declared a famine. But it’s been years in the making and it could have been stopped.
The Revenge of Salva Kiir
South Sudan’s president has outmaneuvered his opponents politically. Now he has carte blanche to crush them militarily.
The Stories You Missed in 2016
From China's bubble to Russia's undersea drones, here are big stories around the world that flew under the radar this year.
U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations
The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation.
U.N. Chief Fires His Top Peacekeeping Commander in South Sudan
A scathing internal investigation details multiple failings by U.N. blue helmets to protect civilians during July violence in Juba.
Why Do Internationally Backed Peace Processes Fail?
FP staffers talk about their reporting on the ground in South Sudan and Colombia and how war crimes, revolution, women, and Washington all played a role in those countries’ faltering peace processes.