South Sudan



Warring Factions Sign Peace Agreement, Pledge to Release Political Prisoners

violations continue across the country despite the signing of a revitilised ceasefire Read more

Warring Factions Sign Peace Agreement, Pledge to Release Political Prisoners

new hope for democracy and rule of law yet to be felt by activists

Military court sentences 10 soldiers who violently attacked aid workers in 2016, as Kiir and Machar gear up to sign the final peace deal at IGAD summit. However, vocal activists remain in detention as arbitrary arrests continue. Read more

new hope for democracy and rule of law yet to be felt by activists

President Kiir seeks to extend term limit, while aid workers are killed and abducted

A Bill has been tabled in parliament to extend the term of the current government, as aid workers are targeted, killed and abducted in the country. Read more

President Kiir seeks to extend term limit, while aid workers are killed and abducted

NGO report highlights different challenges faced by urban and rural HRDs and CSOs

According to the report, years of civil war, with the resulting lack of infrastructure and access to many areas of the country, have created a divide between urban and rural HRDs, with the latter finding themselves insufficiently supported and lacking access to protection mechanisms. Read more

NGO report highlights different challenges faced by urban and rural HRDs and CSOs

Media continue to face attacks and restrictions

A new report by UN issued in February 2018 found that restrictions on freedom of expression in South Sudan are having a ‘chilling effect’. Journalist continue to face attacks while the government has suspended media houses, censored newspaper articles and blocked websites. Read more

Media continue to face attacks and restrictions

Government threatens free press while December ceasefire is violated

Although the South Sudanese government signed a ceasefire with rebel groups on 21st December 2017, at least five incidents of violations of this ceasefire have been reported, for which both government and rebel forces have been blamed. Read more

Government threatens free press while December ceasefire is violated

Increasing censorship while 1.25 million South Sudanese face starvation

Nearly 1.25 million people are currently facing starvation in South Sudan, according to a new UN report from 6th November. Food security experts have cited hyperinflation and conflict as reasons for the critical levels of malnutrition in the country. Read more

Increasing censorship while 1.25 million South Sudanese face starvation

Insecurity in South Sudan: Journalist and aid worker killed

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has suspended operations in Equatoria in South Sudan after one of its aid workers was killed on 9th September. Lukudu Kennedy Laki Emmanuel, a driver for the ICRC, was traveling in a convoy of vehicles in Western Equatoria when he was shot by unknown attackers. Read more

Insecurity in South Sudan: Journalist and aid worker killed