Our website uses cookies to improve and personalise your experience and to display advertisements(if any). Our website may also include third-party cookies like Google Adsense, Google Analytics, and Youtube. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies. We have updated our Privacy Policy. Please click on the button to check our Privacy Policy.

South Sudanese fighter for women’s voices honored by U.S. peace group

South Sudanese fighter for women’s voices honored by U.S. peace group

SOUTH Sudanese activist Rita Lopidia was just a child when shells started falling in her hometown of Juba, forcing her and her family to flee the fighting in the 1990s. Her experience with years of civil war and displacement and her campaign for women's participation in peace negotiations earned her the inaugural Women Building Peace Award on Tuesday from the Washington-based United States Institute of Peace (USIP). The award, the first of its kind bestowed by the USIP, recognises the crucial role women play in preventing conflict and forging peace and reconciliation in war-torn countries. USIP is a non-partisan federal…
Read More
FACTBOX: Sudan’s rebel groups

FACTBOX: Sudan’s rebel groups

Sudan’s transitional authorities have signed a peace deal with some rebel groups after a year of negotiations in South Sudan’s capital, Juba. A handful of rebel groups have battled the army and allied militias in the western region of Darfur and the southern states of South Kordofan and Blue Nile, some splintering after decades of civil conflict. These are the key ones: *Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) The JEM, led by Jibril Ibrahim, is one of two significant groups from the western region of Darfur to sign the peace deal. The group was among mostly non-Arab rebels who took up…
Read More