Middle East

South Sudan refugees sceptical of new peace deal

Refugees from South Sudan's civil war want to return home, but say that they have seen peace deals fall apart before.

Africa

'If you have issue with my colour, don't be around me'

In the world's youngest country, skin whitening and the issue of colourism is linked to a complex history.

South Sudan, a nation embracing its identity through its skin

Podcast

Colourism in South Sudan

On The Take podcast, Al Jazeera journalists discuss skin bleaching in the country.

Colourism in South Sudan

South Sudan

South Sudan: Over 150 women, girls 'raped in 12 days'

Armed men, many in uniform, carried out the attacks near the northern city of Bentiu, according to the UN aid agencies.

South Sudan: UN says over 150 women, girls raped in 12 days

Mental health

Healing trauma in South Sudan through mental health programmes

Trauma caused by years of conflict remain largely untreated with lack of mental care in South Sudan.

Healing trauma in South Sudan through mental health programmes

Business & Economy

South Sudan seeks to revive oil production

Every barrel produced is vital to Africa's youngest nation wracked by civil war, as oil provides nearly all of its GDP.

Africa

South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years

Ex-vice president Riek Machar returned for the first time since 2016 to take part in a peace ceremony.

South Sudan

South Sudan: Riek Machar to return to Juba for peace ceremony

Machar fled South Sudan's capital two years ago under a hail of gunfire when an earlier peace deal collapsed.

South Sudan: Riek Machar to return to Juba for peace ceremony

South Sudan

Child soldiers of South Sudan

In South Sudan there are still 19,000 children in armed forces, with boys trained to fight and girls taken as 'wives'.

Child soldiers of South Sudan

Talk to Al Jazeera

Sudan: From troublemaker to peacemaker?

Sudan's Foreign Minister Al Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed on human rights, South Sudan peace and the war in Yemen.

Africa

Surgeon serving 200,000 in South Sudan wins UN refugee award

Evan Atar Adaha is the only head surgeon who provides health services to locals and refugees in the country’s northeastern region.

South Sudan

Rights group accuses South Sudan of 'war crimes'

Witnesses say soldiers and militiamen targeted civilians by raping them, burning them alive, and killing male infants.

Rights group accuses South Sudan of 'war crimes'

Africa

South Sudan war crimes: UN calling for forming hybrid court

After the peace deal, the UN is calling for a hybrid court to address the ethnic cleansing, sexual violence and use of child soldiers expected in a report from its human rights arm later on Monday.

Africa

Millions in South Sudan surviving on food aid

Aid organisations say the fighting makes reaching those in need difficult.

South Sudan

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebel leader

Agreement reinstates rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president, formally ending five years of bloody civil war.

South Sudan president signs peace deal with rebel leader