| Mar 6, 2014
Re "Disillusionment over South Sudan," March 1
South Sudan's recent descent into violence brings to light the dangers of premature American disengagement from countries burdened by conflict.
U.S. leaders and diplomats spent years ending two decades of...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
A masterfully composed and suitably outraged look at the neocolonialist exploitation of South Sudan, "We Come as Friends" is, after "Darwin's Nightmare," the second part of Austrian documentarian Hubert Sauper's proposed trilogy about the contemporary...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 5:00 PM
MALAKAL, South Sudan — The looters came by the thousands. They were organized, systematic and took their time.
At two World Food Program warehouses in this dusty South Sudanese town, they opened thousands of USAID cans of vegetable oil and...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 11:07 AM
JUBA, South Sudan -- Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires and the sour smell of too many people crowded into a small space. If things are bad now...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:08 PM
JUBA, South Sudan — Toddlers tottering in the dust, elderly men sitting in the shade to escape the sapping heat, clustering flies, the drifting smoke of cooking fires, and the sour smell of far too many people crowded into a small space.
| Feb 8, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Documentary filmmakers are known to go to extraordinary lengths to get their stories on film, but few have gone as far as Hubert Sauper.
In order to achieve the unusual access to the reality of Africa he provides in his exceptional "We Come as Friends,"...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 9:23 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- In a major setback to peace efforts in South Sudan, fighting erupted Tuesday in the key town of Malakal in Upper Nile state, the only region still producing the oil that the government relies on for more than 98% of its...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
JUBA, South Sudan — After South Sudan's optimistic 2011 vote for independence, the country's deadly December descent into ethnic fighting has tried the patience of Western donors, diplomats, humanitarian organizations and investors alike. But for...
| Jan 3, 2014
Once virtually eradicated, polio again stalks the Horn of Africa, the Middle East and South Asia. The innocent victims are mostly young children. The perpetrators are insurgents and indifferent governments. The polio resurgence is preventable and it is...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 9:16 AM
CAIRO -- South Sudan President Salva Kiir announced an overnight curfew for civilians Monday after what he characterized as a failed coup attempt.
Barrages of gunfire broke out at two presidential guard barracks in the capital, Juba, in the early...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 10:38 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Dozens of soldiers were killed as clashes continued for a second day in the South Sudanese capital of Juba, as more than 13,000 civilians took refuge at a U.N. peacekeepers’ base.
The fragile state is confronting...