New limbs, new life for South Sudan amputees

South Sudan’s five-year long civil war has left thousands of people with missing limbs. A centre run by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Juba serves both as a hospital and a prosthetics factory for patients from around the country.

Chess, the war game building bridges in South Sudan

The scorching sun is finally beginning to dip on a late Saturday afternoon in Juba, where a small group gathers to watch a tense battle between two of their best men. Nevertheless, after more than five years of war, pitting different ethnic groups in the fledgling nation against one other, the Munuki Chess Club is a haven of peaceful coexistence.

SSudan: Eritrean president and Ethiopian PM arrive to Juba

Ethiopian Prime minister Abiy Ahmed and Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki arrive to Juba in South Sudan on an official visit, and are welcomed by South Sudan president Salva Kiir. IMAGES of arrivals

Full stalls, empty markets as South Sudan’s economy crumbles

In the South Sudanese capital Juba and other towns across the country, the price of essential items has rocketed as a direct consequence of almost uninterrupted civil war since December 2013 with inflation reaching record levels.

Rebel Leader Riek Machar Denied Permission to Return to Juba

After nearly a week of false starts and confusion, South Sudanese opposition leader Riek Machar finally arrived at Ethiopia’s Gambela airport on Saturday to fly to Juba to take up his position as vice president, theoretically ending the country’s two-and-a-half year civil war. But a series of administrative disagreements with the rival Juba government of president Salva Kiir has prevented his journey, throwing the success of the long hoped-for peace process into doubt.

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Riek Machar Discusses His Return to South Sudan’s Capital

South Sudan’s opposition leader Riek Machar is expected to return to Juba to form a unity government led by president Salva Kiir, a crucial step toward ending a violent civil war.

However his return to South Sudan has been delayed due to disagreement with the government over the number of troops he can bring and the weapons they carry, under the terms of a peace agreement.

VICE News traveled to Machar’s rural base in Pagak, South Sudan, to find out what will happen next.

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Ambushed in South Sudan (Full Length)

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The war in South Sudan began in murky circumstances in mid-December, when tribal factions within the country’s army, the SPLA, began fighting each other in the center of the capital, Juba. The SPLA quickly fractured into two camps: an insurgency drawn from members of former vice president Riek Machar’s Nuer tribe and troops who remained loyal to President Salva Kiir, of the Dinka tribe. Both sides have been accused of committing gross human rights abuses during the conflict. VICE News arrived in Juba and found the army desperate to dispel rumors that rebels were advancing on the capital. Soldiers were keen to take our correspondents on a trip with them into the bush to recapture the strategic city of Bor from the rebels… only the raid didn’t turn out quite as they had expected.

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