South Sudan

June 22, 2022

Child marriage: Girls sold for cows in South Sudan

The price of a daughter, determined in negotiations between her father and would-be husband, is typically 50 to 100 cows, each worth up to $1,000.
June 22, 2022

Nigeria: UK Firm Glencore Pleads Guilty to Bribing Nigerian Officials, to Pay U.S.$1.5bn

A British subsidiary of mining and trading giant Glencore, yesterday formally pleaded guilty to seven counts of bribery in connection with oil operations in Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and South Sudan.
June 21, 2022

Glencore UK subsidiary pleads guilty to bribery in Africa after SFO corruption probe

A Glencore subsidiary on Tuesday pleaded guilty to multiple counts of bribery after admitting to bribing officials in countries Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and South Sudan, marking a rare corporate conviction for corruption.
June 21, 2022

South Sudan: Window of Opportunity Closing for South Sudan, On Road to Lasting Peace

With eight months remaining, the window of opportunity is closing for South Sudan to meet critical benchmarks required to complete its transition away from long-running civil conflict, the Special Representative for the country told the Security Council on Monday, pressing parties to the November 2018 peace deal, to implement their commitments in letter and spirit.
June 19, 2022

South Sudan: Ambassador Yohannes Teklemicael Met With South Sudan Officials

Mr. Yohannes Teklemicael, Eritrean Ambassador to South Sudan, met and held talks with various South Sudan officials focusing on strengthening bilateral ties as well as on regional issues of interest to the two countries.
June 19, 2022

Kenya: Refugees Gain Financial Inclusion in Kenya Through Microlending Project

In Kenya, efforts are underway to better integrate refugees ahead of the planned closure of camps that house more than 400,000 people, mainly from Somalia, South Sudan and Congo. One project, backed by the International Rescue Committee, provides refugees with microloans to start small businesses.
June 19, 2022

Disappointment at cancellation of the Pope's visit to South Sudan

According to the Vatican the visit was cancelled due to an ongoing knee problem
June 16, 2022

Sudan: Junta and Sudan Revolutionary Front Agree to One-Stage Dialogue

The Sudanese military and the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) alliance of rebel movements that signed the Juba Peace Agreement in the South Sudanese capital in October 2020, have agreed on a one-stage Sudanese-Sudanese dialogue - though the SRF initiative originally provided for a dialogue of several stages.
June 13, 2022

Pope apologetic over DR Congo, South Sudan trip

Speaking to the faithful in St Peter's Square, the pontiff said he felt "great sorrow" after canceling his trip initially planned for July 2-7 on doctors' advice
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