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Norway: South Sudan Crisis is Man-Made, Government Must Act

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SHAFAQNA - Norway's foreign minister says South Sudan's leaders have inflicted a massive humanitarian crisis on the population threatened by a famine, adding that a stop in fighting in the civil war is needed urgently. Borge Brende says…

S Sudan Government still Buying Arms Despite Famine

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SHAFAQNA - South Sudan's government is mainly to blame for famine in parts of the war-torn country, yet President Salva Kiir is still boosting his forces using millions of dollars from oil sales, according to a confidential United Nations report. UN…

South Sudan agrees to 4,000 more UN peacekeepers

SHAFAQNA - South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has agreed to the deployment of 4,000 additional UN peacekeepers after initially rejecting the regional protection force as a breach of its sovereignty.    Kiir made the announcement on Sunday…