UN chief: Action needed to stop South Sudan genocide

UN chief: Action needed to stop South Sudan genocide

by WorldTribune Staff, December 20, 2016 “Immediate action” needs to be take to prevent genocide in South Sudan, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Dec. 19. “If we fail to act, South Sudan will be on a trajectory towards mass atrocities,” Ban told UN Security Council. “The Security Council must take steps to stem the […]

Useless: UN peacekeepers stood by during gang rapes in South Sudan

Useless: UN peacekeepers stood by during gang rapes in South Sudan

by WorldTribune Staff, November 3, 2016 The UN force commander for South Sudan was relieved of his duties on Nov. 1 after a report confirmed UN troops under his command failed to protect civilians during outbursts of violence in July. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asked for the removal of Force Commander Lt. Gen. Johnson Mogoa […]

Report: UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians in South Sudan

Report: UN peacekeepers failed to protect civilians in South Sudan

by WorldTribune Staff, October 9, 2016 As fighting erupted in South Sudan in July, UN peacekeepers hid in their fortified bases instead of performing their assigned task of protecting civilians, a rights group reported. Some of the peacekeepers in the capital Juba abandoned their posts inside “Protection of Civilian” sites, while outside the bases, peacekeeper […]

Chinese weapons being supplied to both sides of Sudan-South Sudan conflict

Chinese weapons being supplied to both sides of Sudan-South Sudan conflict

by WorldTribune Staff, August 29, 2016 Weapons sold by China to its ally Sudan have ended up being used by fighters on both sides of the Sudan-South Sudan conflict, a research group said. The weapons “have been funneled to rebels in South Sudan, where two Chinese peacekeepers were recently killed,” the London-based Conflict Armament Research […]

Ex-Sudanese official blasts Democrat Party’s ‘disservice to humanity in this continent’

Ex-Sudanese official blasts Democrat Party’s ‘disservice to humanity in this continent’

by WorldTribune Staff, August 1, 2016 Two terms of the Obama administration “have done nothing to deter the despotic behavior of dictators in this war-ravaged region,” a former Sudanese official said. “Washington has been talking the talk without walking the walk. In Washington’s best traditional practice, things are practically done about Europe and the Middle […]

Renewed civil war feared as more than 300 are killed in S. Sudan’s capital

Renewed civil war feared as more than 300 are killed in S. Sudan’s capital

by WorldTribune Staff, July 11, 2016 Fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba has killed more than 300 people and threatens to return the embattled new nation to all-out civil war. The new fighting erupted on July 7 between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who back Vice-President Riek Machar. The dead included a […]

Report: Hillary Clinton’s State Department gave South Sudan waivers on child soldiers

Report: Hillary Clinton’s State Department gave South Sudan waivers on child soldiers

by WorldTribune Staff, June 13, 2016 Hillary Clinton has long positioned herself as a champion for children’s rights, but during her tenure atop the U.S. State Department she helped pave the way for South Sudan to continue sending child soldiers to fight and die on the front-lines of its battles. “Clinton had spent years vowing to […]

South Sudan hell no longer touted by Obama as foreign policy success

South Sudan hell no longer touted by Obama as foreign policy success

Special to WorldTribune.com Upon gaining independence and becoming the world’s newest nation in 2011, South Sudan was touted as a major foreign policy success for President Barack Obama. Celebrities such as George Clooney and Don Cheadle led the chorus of congratulatory praise for the president. Five years later, amid civil war, squalid and dangerous conditions […]

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 7: Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan

2015 GREATEST HITS, NO. 7: Minutes of Sudan strategy session reveal hidden agenda to eliminate S. Sudan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Jan. 19: Even though the actual fighting in South Sudan is led by local commanders in pursuit of localized self-interests, there have been repeated efforts to negotiate a political solution. While the United States is an interested party, given […]

The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

The geopolitics of African resources: China plotting to tap them in new, ‘de-Americanized world’

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs People’s Republic of China (PRC) officials are becoming increasingly apprehensive about the rise in the use of the westward corridor to export oil, diamonds, and rare minerals out of South Sudan and the Central African Republic via Cameroon. In other words, this creates a flow to Atlantic sea […]