Tragically, in many parts of modern Africa girls still suffer from forced marriage. This Kenyan girl, only 13, was going to be a 60-year-old man’s sixth wife. When she objected, she was 'punished' with a fatal beating, and the purpotraters received only a fine.
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
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.
The UK has historical links with both sides of a vicious civil war
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...