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At least 21 people in South Sudan’s Boma state have died of hunger within two weeks, while a large number of citizens in Jebel Boma area remain in dire humanitarian conditions due to lack of food in the area, a local official said. Speaking to Radio...

View video The ongoing war in South Sudan has seen a huge number of children recruited to fight. The UN children’s fund, UNICEF, says as many as 17,000 children are being used as soldiers by armed groups. And even when they are demobilised some cannot wait to...

As we approach the end of this financial year, please consider making a tax deductible donation to the DOHA Public Fund by 30th June 2017. Funds donated will go towards our community development and relief projects in South Sudan. Click here to make a donation online. **Please use...

Chairperson of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) said implementation of the 2015 peace accord in South Sudan is lagging behind and the fighting was still continuing, despite a declaration of ceasefire and attempts to re-invigorate the national dialogue. IGAD chair, Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn in...

People with disability and older people face greater risks of being caught in fighting and greater challenges in getting necessary humanitarian assistance, a rights group said in a new report released on Wednesday. "People with disabilities and older people are often left behind during attacks and...

The head of the UN's food and agriculture agency warned Tuesday that the ongoing civil war in South Sudan could undermine hopes of averting a new famine next year. Nearly 5.5 million people facing severe hunger in South Sudan. In February, famine was declared in Leer and...

May 29, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – A United States delegation that visited Addis Ababa, Ethiopia appealed to the warring factions in the South Sudanese conflict to unconditionally declare a ceasefire. The delegation, led by the acting director in the office of the U.S. special envoy...

The bill restricts NGO activity to developmental and social work and introduces jail terms for non-compliance. Egyptian lawmakers have said the new law is necessary to protect national security [FILE: EPA] Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi has signed into law a contentious new bill to regulate non-governmental...

May 29, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has vowed to prioritise peace in the country and that his administration would silence guns and focus on reconciliation, forgiveness and harmony. The Presidential Adviser on Military Affairs, Daniel Awet Akot said the South...