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Street children cry out for help

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The 12 April 2011 was the international day of the street child but, in much of South Sudan, soon to be the world’s newest state, it has passed without notice or acknowledgement, save for a local charity in Yei which organized an event to highlight the social and economic magnitude of the problem.

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A granny's view on the new State of South Sudan

"We have known nothing but injustice since we were born"

Stories on South Sudan
South Sudan’s Interior Ministry bans extortion checkpoints PDF Print

Trucks_R_ObeitaPublished:  5 October 2010

Country: Sudan

By: Robert Obetia Okuga

At least 20 illegal checkpoints used for profiteering have been banned by South Sudan’s Interior Ministry, which should help sink the price of commodities imported from neighbouring countries.

The checkpoints had been set up on roads leading to Juba from three of South Sudan’s neighbouring countries: Uganda, Kenya and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

 
Sudan's Conflict Spreads: Is This the Start of a New Civil War? PDF Print

sssoldier1Published: 2 September  2011 in the Time magazine

Country: South Sudan

By Alan Boswell/Nairobi

(Taken from the Time magazine online and re-published here in full)

Clashes erupted in Sudan's Blue Nile state early Friday, making the area the latest and most critical to descend into fighting between the Sudanese government and rebel forces — and bringing the prospect of an all-out Sudanese civil war ever closer to reality. Together with the still unresolved conflict in Darfur and recent war in the Nuba Mountains, the ring of Sudan's rebellions now stretches from the western border with Chad to its eastern border with Ethiopia. Sudan's old civil war appears to be roaring back to life. And chances are, it is only getting started.

 
Stop the gender war on women and promote their rights instead PDF Print

sudanwotesonwomanBy Ating Benson Okello for Sudanvotes.com

(MAGWI, Eastern Equatoria State) – Gender-based violence and discrimination, widely considered human rights violations, are a setback to nation building. It’s time to heed this truth in South Sudan.

 
UN ready to admit South Sudan as 193rd member PDF Print

citizenscelebratingPublished: 15 July 2011

Region: South Sudan

The General Assembly President Joseph Deiss announced that the United Nations is ready to admit South Sudan as its newest member.

Arriving Friday night in Juba, Ban Ki Moon also urged the leaders from North and South Sudan to resolve outstanding issues.

 
Juba gears up to celebrate South Sudan’s Independence PDF Print

ssindependancedayPreparations for South Sudan’s official independence day on 9 July are in full swing. With the historic event just one week away, students and teachers are rehearsing the national anthem of Africa’s newest nation.

The official celebration will take place at the John Garang Mausoleum, where the Republic of South Sudan’s flag will be raised.

 
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