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#SmallArms | If the evil is coming shut the door:
Approximately three million small arms are circulating in Sudan & South Sudan. The Niles takes a closer look: Where do the weapons come from? What societal role do they play? But most importantly: How many weapons are needed to establish peace and to ensure that the door on evil no longer has to be shut, as the proverb suggests?
Louis Lobong Lojore, Governor Eastern Equatoria State, in Juba, August 2015. (photo: Akim Mugisa) Louis Lobong Lojore, Governor Eastern Equatoria State, in Juba, August 2015. (photo: Akim Mugisa) Louis Lobong Lojore, Governor Eastern Equatoria State, in Juba, August 2015. (photo: Akim Mugisa)

Kiir signs compromise agreement, with reservations

Akim Mugisa and Martha Agama
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir signed the IGAD Compromise Agreement, but handed out photocopies of his list of reservations.
27.08.2015
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A young woman walks away with a mosquito net distributed by IPCS in Junsuk Boma, July 1. (photo: The Niles | Ochan Hannington) A young woman walks away with a mosquito net distributed by IPCS in Junsuk Boma, July 1. (photo: The Niles | Ochan Hannington) A young woman walks away with a mosquito net distributed by IPCS in Junsuk Boma, July 1. (photo: The Niles | Ochan Hannington)

MSF warns of sharp malaria spike in South Sudan

Waakhe Simon Wudu
Medicines Sans Frontiers (MSF) on August 14, warned that cases of malaria in South Sudan have tripled in some areas as compared to those of last year.
26.08.2015
A homestead in Warrap State affected by floods, August 18, 2015. (photo: The Niles | Malek Deng)
A homestead in Warrap State affected by floods, August 18, 2015. (photo: The Niles | Malek Deng)
A homestead in Warrap State affected by floods, August 18, 2015. (photo: The Niles | Malek Deng)

Washed away

Malek Deng
Heavy rains caused floods in South Sudan’s Warrap State, displacing farmers and destroying livelihoods.
25.08.2015
German Ambassador Johannes Lehne addressing the Media after he presented his credentials to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit. (photo: German Embassy Juba) German Ambassador Johannes Lehne addressing the Media after he presented his credentials to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit. (photo: German Embassy Juba) German Ambassador Johannes Lehne addressing the Media after he presented his credentials to South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit. (photo: German Embassy Juba)

Steinmeier: Agreement is an important step forward

MiCT The Niles
The German Federal Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, welcomes the agreement and raises concern over oppressive action by South Sudan’s government.
19.08.2015

Warring parties must compromise

Waakhe Simon Wudu
The United States Special Envoy to South Sudan, Donald Booth, said on July 30, that it is time South Sudan’s warring parties ink a comprehensive peace agreement.
17.08.2015

Investing in human capital: putting money behind our words

Juliana Bol
South Sudan’s key objective must be increased per capita spending on health – beyond Abuja – words must translate into action.
20.04.2015
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