Globally, about 1 million deaths annually are related to exposure to second-hand smoke. Thirteen African countries have implemented comprehensive smoke-free bans.
Prior to the secession of South Sudan, the rural livelihoods of people living in the 11 states were dependent on free trade and movement across the boundaries.
A spate of anti-clerical attacks has put a spotlight on the role of Christian leaders in South Sudan.
Lockdowns to curb the spread of COVID-19 had various effects on food as it went from farms to plates.
The actions of the chief justice undermine the independence, impartiality and competence of the judiciary, which erodes public confidence in the courts.
It won’t be easy to get the 11 countries in the basin to agree to a plan that avoids chronic water shortages in the future. Good information sharing and technical cooperation are critical.
The root causes of the ongoing conflict in Darfur are rising to the surface amid an influx of arms from Libya.
Refugees invest a great amount of effort in solving disputes among themselves, and with surrounding host community members.
Kenya’s second president played a big role in steering South Sudan to freedom and independence.
The country has suspended the rotation of peacekeeping troops in a move to manage the pandemic.
The survival resource of the world’s most vulnerable people – their social networks – may become compromised
Africa’s youngest state has a long way to go before it can put conflict behind it for good.
Unless member states try to solve the contradictions in expectations, UN peacekeeping will not be fit for purpose in the future.
Despite more rainfall, devastating hot and dry spells are projected to become more frequent in the Upper Nile basin in the future.
Drones could help United Nations peacekeepers save civilians’ lives – but there are obstacles.
South Sudan has had many opportunities to create a lasting peace but so far all efforts have been unsuccessful.
In a three-year project, students were taught STEM skills by designing solutions for real-world problems. An evaluation of the project found most students were stimulated and engaged.
South Sudan has been in the business of building peace for years but is no closer to implementing the roadmap to peace than when it drafted the first agreement.
The immediate cause of the economic crisis that brought many thousands of Sudanese onto the streets and continued beyond al-Bashir’s downfall lay in the structure of the economy itself.
The United Nations Mission in South Sudan has had a mixed bag of success and failure.