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  • Feb 20 / 2017
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North America

Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation

  Foreign Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation By Rael Ombuor 594 words 20 February 2017 Washington Post.com WPCOM English Copyright 2017, The Washington Post Co. All Rights Reserved.   NAIROBI — A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced [...]

  • Jan 18 / 2017
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North America

The Lost Hopes for South Sudan

By Helen Epstein After half a century of civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, in 2011. Two years later, the world’s youngest country erupted in its own civil war. In 2015, the combatants signed a peace agreement, but then the scales of power were tipped, and the government struck out against the opposing [...]

  • Jan 08 / 2017
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Europe, Middle East

Global Powers’ Commitment To Intervene In Genocides May Be Waning

As U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon prepares to hand the baton to his successor, Portugal’s Antonio Guterres, on New Year’s Day, he is lamenting “unfinished business” in a key U.N. doctrine meant to stop genocidal acts. Ban has described Syria as a “gaping hole in the global conscience.” The U.N. fears that South Sudan is [...]

  • Dec 05 / 2016
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North America

Conflict lurches toward genocide

Geoffrey P . Johnston 1397 words 5 December 2016 The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the resultant refugee crises tend to dominate international news. Meanwhile, the escalating civil conflict and threat of genocide in South Sudan are being largely ignored by traditional news outlets and online digital news sites. The long-suffering people of [...]

  • Nov 30 / 2016
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North America

Conflict lurches toward genocide; Crisis in South Sudan, Part 1

News Conflict lurches toward genocide; Crisis in South Sudan, Part 1 Geoffrey P. Johnston Geoffrey Johnston The Whig-Standard 1391 words 30 November 2016 Kingston Whig Standard KNGSWS Final A5 English Copyright © 2016 Kingston Whig Standard   The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the resultant refugee crises tend to dominate international news. Meanwhile, [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan is fighting again. Can its peacekeeping mission work?

South Sudan is fighting once again. Created after a decades-long civil war, this new nation has barely enjoyed a break from violence since it was born in 2011. In July, just before the country’s fifth anniversary of independence, clashes between the South Sudanese government and opposition forces tore apart the capital, Juba. According to Human Rights [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect; South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture

Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place at meetings like this. But institutionalization is meaningful only if leaders make it a priority. Rhetoric means little if we fail to achieve action in practice. Just last [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

Africa Regional Media Hub | Remarks at the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on the Responsibility to Protect

South Sudan – from which the Security Council returned from a trip just this morning – also presents a searing picture WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America — Thank you, Assistant Secretary-General Šimonović, for your leadership on this critical issue. At the United Nations we enshrine R2P in resolutions and give it pride of place [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe

Speech: “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.”

MIL OSI United Kingdom - Source: United Kingdom – Executive Government & Departments on the hour Headline: Speech: “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.” Thank you very much Mr. President, and thank you to the Secretary-General for his report [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe

United Kingdom : “Part of our Responsibility to Protect lies in ensuring that those who seek to harm civilians know that impunity is not an option.”

Thank you very much Mr. President, and thank you to the Secretary-General for his report on the Responsibility to Protect. Its very strong focus on the challenges of implementing that doctrine are especially welcome, and I would like to reaffirm at the outset the United Kingdoms commitment to implementing the R2P doctrine, and I would [...]

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