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 […]

Options for a S. Sudan in crisis: ‘Party split, state failure, or … genuine multi-party democracy’

Options for a S. Sudan in crisis: ‘Party split, state failure, or … genuine multi-party democracy’

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — The new state of South Sudan has been heading toward a split, a report said. The Sudd Institute said South Sudan’s ruling movement has been paralyzed by a crisis that has resulted in mass firings in Juba. In a report, the institute said President Salva Kiir, head of the Sudan’s […]

South Sudan leader ousts vice president seen caving to Khartoum

South Sudan leader ousts vice president seen caving to Khartoum

Special to WorldTribune.com GIS/Defense & Foreign Affairs staff in Juba President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan on July 23, 2013, issued a presidential decree removing Vice President Riek Machar Teny and dissolving the whole government of South Sudan. President Kiir dismissed all 29 ministers and deputy ministers, and did not immediately appoint a new […]