Stories about South Sudan
From long-time leaders stepping down to citizens rising up, a cautious hope surges alongside the continuous struggle. Here are our favorite stories from across Africa in 2018.
"The insidious thing about this kind of craven political campaigning is that the details and facts don’t matter."
"Of course, sports alone cannot lift a country out of poverty. But they can help inspire social change."
A folklorist at the Erie Art Museum in the US state of Pennsylvania dreamed up the idea: helping refugees gain work skills while working with them to preserve their songs.
"It is time for both #SouthSudan president Salva Kiir and former VP Riek Machar who have ruined their country to both step down"
"It is this determination that they show against all odds. I love the athletes in this team as if they were my own children."
Journalists have long struggled to survive in Sudan and South Sudan, but the impact of the conflict that erupted in 2013 has made working in media even more dangerous.
An altercation involving President Salva Kiir and the Vice President Riek Machar, who have long been political rivals, swiftly unraveled into an armed conflict that lasted for several days.
As South Sudan's government fails to end violent clashes, many in the country are looking to the international community for intervention.
"In the refugee camp, we have no facilities – even shoes we don’t have. There is no gym. Even the weather does not favor training..."
"South Sudan: 7 journalists killed in 2015. No killers brought to justice. No explanation from government."
South Sudanese president is accused creating new 28 states along ethnic lines, a move considered to be a recipe for internal conflict.
The brutal sexual attacks are not indiscriminate. Rape is being used as a weapon of war in the country's civil war.
"'Why South Sudan?' someone asked. It's true, but somewhat feeble, to say South Sudan is unlike any other place." Pernille Baerendtsen shares personal impressions on leaving the world's newest country.
You have to know more than just football to understand the World Cup. Deji Olukotun gives a play-by-play of the important free expression and human rights issues.
Camille Lepage was killed while covering the conflict in the Central African Republic. As a journalist, she was determined to cover stories in Africa often ignored by western media.