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Nyal, Unity State, South Sudan - Elizabeth Nyanyot Diu was forced into marriage and motherhood when she was still a child. At 12, she was told she had to marry a 30-year-old man who beat her regularly. "At any time, whenever he wanted, he would cane...

February 18, 2016 (JUBA) – United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) has condemned fighting between members of Dinka and Shilluk ethnic groups inside the Protection of Civilians (POC) site in the Upper Nile state’s capital, Malakal, which has left many people dead and wounded. Fighting...

February 11, 2016 (JUBA) — South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar was on Thursday appointed the country’s first vice president in accordance with last year’s peace accord. In a decree, read on the state-owned SSTV Thursday, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir also appointed James Wani Igga...

January 31, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The East African regional block, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), has urged President Salva Kiir and his government to “suspend” the implementation of the 28 states he created, saying the decision was “inconsistent” with the peace agreement signed...

January 19, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s justice minister has on Monday tabled a bill in the national parliament to control and regulate the work of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) for the second time since it had been withdrawn from lawmakers last year. Justice minister, Paulino Wanawilla,...

January 16, 2016 (JUBA) – The Shilluk ethnic group in South Sudan has overthrown their long serving king, Kwongo Dak Padiet, accusing him of supporting the creation of 28 states and over staying in the national capital, Juba, in negligent to the concerns of the...

More than half of children in South Sudan are not in school, the highest proportion in any country, UN children's agency Unicef has said. Government forces have been battling rebels for the past two years, although a peace deal was signed in August. Niger is a close...

On behalf of Door of Hope Australia, may I wish you and your loved ones a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year in 2016! Please note that the DOHA office will be closed on Friday 18th December and will reopen on Monday 11th January...

December 9, 2015 (JUBA) - Rebecca Nyandeng, wife of late John Garang de Mabior, founding leader of the ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), has called on South Sudanese rival leaders to launch a nationwide reconciliation plan ahead of the SPLM extraordinary convention scheduled to...

Addis Ababa - South Sudan's repeatedly broken peace deal is at a "critical stage", the African Union has warned, calling on rival forces to honour commitments amid fears it is close to collapse. AU Commission chief, Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, warned that all sides must "abide by the...