Members of the South Sudanese community in the ACT reported facing racism in the job seeking process.
South Sudanese living in the ACT are facing racism when job seeking and can't get employment in roles for which they have professional qualifications.
Life in a refugee camp in Juba, South Sudan.
The violence and instability that wracks South Sudan is profoundly gendered.
Humanitarian crises across the globe are often in unreachable and volatile places.
Getting assistance to populations in need demands new ways of doing development that are smarter, faster and more efficient.
Despite more than three in every four refugees from South Sudan reporting experience of discrimination, a similar proportion remain positive about their new lives in Australia.
While 60-77% of migrants of African origin and 59% of Indigenous Australians report experience of discrimination in the Scanlon Foundation survey of Australian attitudes, optimism endures.
Climate change and the current El Niño have left Africans more vulnerable than ever to hunger.
Economic growth alone won't end hunger. Good policies and programmes are needed, too. Scientists and researchers have a role to play in these initiatives.
South Sudan’s elephant population plummeted from 80,000 in the late 1960s to less than 5,000 now.
South Sudan is a country where conflict is rife. This has had a knock-on effect on the country's rich and varied fauna, and put conservation programmes in severe crisis.
The South Sudanese capital, Juba, has seen a serious uptick in violence.
Betrayed by corrupt mismanagement and personalised leadership, the world's youngest country is in danger of total collapse.
A new phase of South Sudan’s civil war seems to have begun.
Reuters/Goran Tomasevic/File Photo
Despite President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar’s calls for calm, hundreds have been killed and thousands displaced in renewed fighting in Juba.
Workers prepare pipes to service an oil well.
South Sudan is not the only oil-dependent country suffering from the fall in oil prices. Nigeria and Angola are also having difficulties. One solution is for them to diversify their economies.
South Sudan is a landlocked country with poor infrastructure. Joining the East African Community will open new avenues for trade.
Countries like Rwanda have shown that regional integration can enhance growth and reduce poverty. South Sudan should follow its lead in its engagement with the East African Community.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
The aftermath of an Israeli air strike on Gaza’s Islamic University. Higher education systems often become casualties of war.
Quality higher education is crucial for recovery, peace-building, economic development and stronger governance in post-conflict societies.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signs a peace agreement in the capital Juba, on August 26, 2015.
The Sudanese government and its armed opposition are both unhappy with the ceasefire they signed. Senior military officers have also publicly voiced their disapproval of the induced deal.
A Sudan Peoples Liberation Army soldier mourns John Garang, 2005.
If John Garang could see the state of South Sudan today, he would be appalled.
South Sudan declared independence in 2011 after a referendum in which participants voted overwhelming in favour of secession, but the new state’s viability is in question.
South Sudan's independence in 2011, which ended half a century of deadly conflict, was met with much praise. But a descent into civil war has led to dismay and suggests fresh thinking is required.
Where did it all go wrong?
Africa's youngest country has been at war for 18 months, and its people are paying the price. Its neighbours and supporters aren't happy.
South Sudan marches on. But towards what?
Largely knocked out of the news by the crises in Ukraine, Iraq, Syria and Gaza (to name a few), a civil war has nonetheless devastated South Sudan since December 2013. It has left thousands dead, and more…
Ugandan troops being trained by US Army instructors in 2008.
US Dept of Defense
As the rival factions in the current conflict in South Sudan are about to sign a ceasefire deal in Addis Ababa, concerns remain that Uganda’s military intervention in the South Sudanese civil war continue…
The world – including Australia, home to a large South Sudanese diaspora – is watching the spiralling violence and humanitarian crisis in the country with concern, worry and dread.
The recent civil conflict in South Sudan, which has led to the deaths and injury of thousands of people, rising tension between tribal groups and political instability, might at first instance appear far…
More neglected than ever.
Since mid-December the nascent South Sudanese state has collapsed into inter-ethnic violence, sparked by a skirmish within the country’s Presidential Guard. At least 1,000 people have been killed and around…