The United Nations Security Council needs to beef up its mandate, troops and equipment.
South Sudan, the world’s newest country, descended into a civil war in December 2013 that’s claimed tens of thousands of lives.
According to reports many school children fled when rebel group SPLM-IO attacked two schools earlier this week.
An influential group of South Sudanese politicians added their voices to rising concerns, warning that the country was "on the edge of a precipice".
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has always operated under a “protection of civilians” mandate but its performance has been disappointing.
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
The recommendation is found in a report compiled by an organisation founded by actor George Clooney and human rights advocate John Prendergast.
Displaced civilians and religious leaders ask UN Security Council to urgently deploy extra foreign troops.
He lost 28 family members during Sudan's civil war, was kidnapped twice and ended up in servitude; Marial's Olympic dream represents this and more.
Renewed fighting in South Sudan that has killed more than 300 people is set to dominate the African Union summit.
Allies of Machar secure the petroleum and interior cabinet posts, while members of Kiir’s party will get the defence and finance portfolios
UPDATE: Diplomats say 'unbelievable' S. Sudan peace deal hangs on dispute over just two dozen weapons
The latest stumbling block to Riek Machar's big return concerned the number of machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades his men are allowed to carry
Conflict broke out in December 2013 when President Salva Kiir accused Riek Machar of planning a coup
MTN to cut jobs in Africa's youngest nation amid economic crisis spurred by war--showing just how bad things there are.
President Salva Kiir and Machar in August signed a peace deal that committed them to a transitional administration.
Shining light in the dark: Despite only two doctors, S. Sudan hospital overcomes big challenges to offer hope
‘For he who has health, has hope’
Men, women, children have been shot, speared, burned, castrated, hung, drowned, run over, suffocated, starved and blown up- the dead could be 300,000.
More pain for troubled S.Sudan as 'life-threatening' metals found in the bodies of those near oil fields
Dangerous heavy metals found in drinking water sources--tens of thousands could be at risk.
S. Sudan joins the EAC, despite mass atrocities: Why this is part of a 'War of Definitions'—and about big money
Words are important. The risk of slipping into an Orwellian smudging of definitions –such as War is Peace – is real and shouldn’t be taken lightly.