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Girls take part in a traditional Shilluk church ceremony at a protection of civilian site in Malakal, South Sudan on March 31st, 2019. Photograph: Alex McBride/AFP via Getty

Seven years after civilians first rushed UN military bases in South Sudan, beginning an unprecedented scheme credited with saving tens of thousands of(...)

The owner and co-worker of the 1 Classie Africa beauty salon in Johannesburg, South Africa. Although hair salons are open, many like this one are struggling to get customers to visit them. Photograph: Kim Ludbrook/EPA

Africa has passed 400,000 confirmed coronavirus cases. The number has increased fourfold across the continent since May 22nd, when it hit 100,000, bef(...)

Truck driver Naliku Musa waits for coronavirus test results at the border between Uganda and South Sudan, which is closed to everything except cargo trucks. Photograph: Sally Hayden

Sitting dolefully on the border between South Sudan and Uganda, truck driver Naliku Musa looks exhausted. The 33-year-old began transporting his carg(...)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir  giving a press conference  with his former vice-president  Riek Machar (right)  in the capital Juba. They  confirmed  they had agreed to a joint government. Photograph: Getty Images

After two postponements and right on the cusp of a key deadline feuding South Sudanese leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar are set to form a unity gove(...)

Majok Lam from South Sudan in Kakuma refugee camp, northwest Kenya, in October 2018: would like to return home with an education. Photograph: Sally Hayden

In Kakuma refugee camp, northwest Kenya, Majok Lam gathered with other South Sudanese refugees on Tuesday to celebrate his country’s independence day.(...)

 Pope Francis  kneels to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, as vice president Riek Machar (right) looks on, at the Vatican on Thursday. Photograph: Vatican Media/AFP/Getty Images

Pope Francis, in a dramatic gesture after an unprecedented retreat at the Vatican, knelt to kiss the feet of South Sudan’s previously warring leaders (...)

South Sudanese policemen and soldiers are seen along a street following renewed fighting in South Sudan’s capital Juba, on July 10th, 2016. Photograph: Reuters

South Sudan’s president and vice-president ordered their rival forces to cease hostilities on Monday after days of fighting threatened to plunge the (...)

South Sudan president Salva Kiir (centre),  leaves a press  conference  as artillery fire broke out near the presidential palace in Juba on July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP/Getty Images

At least 272 people have died in fighting between South Sudan’s rival factions in the capital Juba, including 33 civilians, a government source said o(...)

South Sudan’s first vice-president Riek Machar (left) delivers a speech to journalists next to  President Salva Kiir (centre) and vice-president James Wani Igga (right) prior to the outbreak of  shooting outside the presidential palace in Juba on July 8th, 2016. Photograph: Charles Atiki Lomodong/AFP/Getty Images

Soldiers have brought scores of bodies to a hospital in South Sudan’s capital after gunfire erupted throughout Juba, a doctor said. A total count of (...)

The scene of a cargo airplane that crashed after take-off near Juba airport in South Sudan on Wednesday. Photograph: Reuters

A Russian-built cargo plane with passengers on board crashed on Wednesday after taking off from the airport in South Sudan’s capital, killing at leas(...)

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