"The sense of optimism and hope on my recent visit to South Sudan was almost tangible..."
Tombura-Yambio Catholic Bishop has dialogued with school girls from Ibba Girls Boarding School in Maridi State.
Peace is on the horizon in South Sudan, and quality education is the key to building a stable future. by Ador Riak Nyiel, South Sudan National Education Coalition
Minister for Africa Harriet Baldwin was on BBC Woman's Hour today, recounting her recent visit to South Sudan where she saw how UK aid is used to educate girls and keep them in school for longer. We're proud to have been invited to take part in the next phase of the Girls' Education in South Sudan programme, which she mentions - listen from 25:31-32:39. Looking forward to showing what can be achieved for the next generation of South Sudanese girls to have a better future. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bbn6vb
Read FIGS CEO Mark Simmons' blog post reflecting on the South Sudanese journey to and since independence here.
Pope Francis has called for today, Friday 23 February 2018 to be a day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Catholic Bishops of South Sudan issue a bold statement on the day of prayer and fasting for South Sudan, calling for the killing to stop, for peace to be made, and offering a safe space to facilitate the peace process.
Click for details of the music CD by Ibba Girls School students coming your way in early March -- as well as a poetry collection and the embroidery from a South Sudanese women's collective!
Sr Orla Treacy from Bray is principal of Loreto Rumbek, South Sudan. The school first opened in 2008 and provides a much needed place of education and refuge for girls aged 5-20.
In this article, Boris Johnson discusses how the best thing we can do to fix the world's problems, is make sure that every girl gets 12 years' education.
Pope Francis led a special prayer service in St Peter’s Basilica this Thursday 23 November, for the intention of peace in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Research reveals the stark inequality that drives the global hunger crisis, with the poorest people paying more than they earn in a day for a single meal
In the coming weeks South Sudan’s leadership, the opposition, and a cadre of armed groups are expected to come together to reignite peace talks. For the first time in months, an air of possibility floats over the war-ravaged nation.
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has called on the international community not to forget South Sudan and in particular the serious humanitarian emergency unfolding there.
Campaigners urge action on ‘global crisis’ as research shows 73% of girls in South Sudan – and 130 million worldwide – are missing out on school
Paride Taban, the Bishop of Torit Catholic Diocese, recently published forty five words that can act as a solution to bringing peace in South Sudan, providing the leaders of the country follow them.
The Emeritus Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Torit, Paride Taban says the international Peace Day should mark the end of war in South Sudan.
Culminating a 15-17 August meeting in Lusaka, Zambia, the South Sudan Council of Churches issued a statement reflecting on war and violent conflict that continue to plague the nation.
JUBA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Margret has decided that South Sudan is not a place to raise children, but she is changing this for future generations.
Catholic Bishop Taban receives peace and reconciliation award from the Anglican Church
The Catholic Bishops in Sudan and South Sudan have expressed the hope that Pope Francis’ trip to South Sudan, which was called off for this this year, would still be realised at a later date.
The independent research and educational organization, Fund for Peace, has ranked South Sudan the most fragile state in the world.
The UK has historical links with both sides of a vicious civil war
POPE FRANCIS used his first visit to the Anglican chaplaincy in Rome to announce that he hopes to visit South Sudan with the Archbishop of Canterbury.
“Education must be done and lived”
Pope Francis has sent a special envoy to South Sudan to urge for an end to violence in the country and to help establish dialogue and trust between the warring parties.
On the eve of South Sudan's independence, photographer ROBERT FOGARTY captured the citizens of the world's newest country, in their own words.
The new cabinet of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU) in South Sudan has accepted to form a technical committee to review boundaries and determine the number states...
Last month, the U.N. released a report outlining a pattern of truly horrific atrocities committed against civilians in South Sudan.
Girls’ Education South Sudan (GESS) have just recently released this video, which gives a timely insight into the dire context in which schools in South Sudan continue to operate, amid continuing unrest in some parts of the country. Fewer than 1 in 6 women are literate, and nationwide in 2015 there were just 2,000 women in the final grade of secondary education.
When Grace fled South Sudan, she refused to give up on her dream to be a doctor. But with refugee numbers soaring and camps at breaking point around the world, millions of children like her simply don’t have a school to attend. So why won’t aid donors invest in their futures?