In South Sudan, illness is as deadly as war

In South Sudan horrors abound of war, ethnic violence, rape, hunger and displacement. But for civilians living in the shadow of conflict, the greatest danger is often being cut off from health services, whether due to violence, or lack of development in the vast, remote areas that make up much of the country.

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.

Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we focus on a base in eastern Mali, set up for soldiers joining ‘Operation Barkhane’ in the Sahel desert and we travel to South Sudan where a lull in fighting has led scores of displaced people to cautiously return home.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

S.Sudan holds breath as fragile peace faces crucial test

Chol Deng, her husband and five children sit, exhausted, under a tree, having journeyed back to South Sudan five years after fleeing their corpse-strewn hometown Malakal. Encouraged by a six-month lull in fighting as a peace deal holds for the first time since 2015, the family last month joined scores of others warily returning home from Ethiopia and Sudan.

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

The UN works to clear landmines in South Sudan

The United Nations Mine Action Service carries out the demolition of the numerous explosive devices in South Sudan, in an effort to support a landmine free South Sudan.

The UN works to clear landmines in South Sudan

The United Nations Mine Action Service carries out the demolition of the numerous explosive devices in South Sudan, in an effort to support a landmine free South Sudan.

Hunger and fighting persist despite ‘peace’ in South Sudan

South Sudan’s warring leaders signed another peace deal last month, but while the political elites prepare to carve up power once again, hunger and fighting continue far from the capital.