As President Obama hosts Africa's leaders, he must seize the opportunity to prioritize South Sudan to avert the worst famine seen in Africa in decades.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit offers a unique opportunity to break the political deadlock in South Sudan and save untold numbers of lives. Urge them to act.
A Poisonous Thorn in Our Hearts by James Copnall explores the structures and culture that led up to the split of Sudan and its southern neighbor.
The U.S. was critical in helping South Sudan gain independence. Now we are needed again to help it from falling apart.
With the wars in both Sudan and South Sudan escalating, the United States needs to enhance its efforts in the areas of accountability and consequences, diplomacy and peacemaking, democracy building, and aiding and protecting the most vulnerable.
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed to work towards peace and establish a transitional government within the next 60 days.
The visit of John Kerry to South Sudan is welcome but if the specter of genocide is to be avoided, the momentum of his trip must be backed by action.
Unless the world takes action now to end the violence in South Sudan, further atrocities against civilians appear inevitable and imminent.
With an attack on UN Peacekeepers and the civilians they are protecting in Bor, the crisis in South Sudan has taken a dangerous turn for the worse.
Drawing the voices of the South Sudanese Diaspora together is a critical step to finding a solution to the crisis and bringing peace to South Sudan.