As the yearlong civil war in Ethiopia's Tigray region escalates, Kenya and South Sudan are on high alert.
25 Sep 2020
From Hollywood hero to suspected terrorist, high-profile Rwandan government critic Paul Rusesabagina is denied bail by a Kigali court. Catastrophic floods affect hundreds of people in South Sudan; we speak to Matthew Hollingworth, Director of the World Food Programme in the country. And in Uganda, forests are flourishing thanks to help from an unexpected source.
22 May 2020
Reports say that some 300 people were killed in South Sudan in inter-communal violence. We speak to Professor Awol Allo, who sheds light on what is behind the tribal clashes. Also, the WHO and UNAIDS have expressed concern about people living with HIV in Africa, and how the distribution of medication could be disrupted due to the coronavirus. We bring you a report from the ground. And Ethiopian domestic workers are stranded in Lebanon and unable to return home - many are no longer working and have had their passports confiscated.
27 Feb 2020
South Sudan main rivals are once again uncomfortably sharing power, but analysts warn it will be a long and perilous path to peace.
24 Feb 2020
South Sudan has heralded a new era with the formation of a coalition government after rival factions reconciled. However, the government has a herculean task ahead of it.
23 Feb 2020
Refugees from South Sudan who live in UN displacement camps fear that peace could collapse into violence once more, as pressure mounts on President Salva Kiir and his former deputy, Riek Machar, to honour a February 22 deadline to form a government.
15 Feb 2020
Caught up in South Sudan's civil war, 10-year-old Peter fled when he heard gunshots. He was separated from his family and tried to make it on his own until a militia took him in and trained him to fight. South Sudan has one of the highest numbers of child soldiers in the world. Here is Peter's story.
5 Feb 2020
Severe hunger persists in South Sudan and the World Food Programme says it is expected to worsen if assistance is not scaled up. The WFP has three planes operating airdrops in the country to supply aid to people that are difficult to access, like those who have sought refuge from conflict in the swampy land of the Sudd.
17 Nov 2019
South Sudan has once again postponed the forming of a unity government. In 100 days the country is to begin a new attempt after "critical tasks" are resolved. Many citizens are starting to worry about the delay.
21 Jul 2019
Eight years after independence, South Sudan still struggles to address media challenges. Independent journalists continue to fear for their freedom. Many choose to abandon either the country or their profession.
22 Feb 2019
Motorbike Taxi drivers in Maban County, South Sudan recently received road safety training in a program meant to help improve safety standards among operators while riding on the road. The exercise was led by the UN mission in the country and the National Police Traffic Service.
25 Oct 2018
A new United Nations report details abuses being committed against civilians in South Sudan's Western Equatoria region, following fighting in the region this year. The study indicates that abductions, forced child soldier recruits and sexual slavery of girls were perpetrated by both government and rebel forces.