In the spirit of International Education Week, we decided to share our favorite picture of children learning in South Sudan.
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Regina Anek, a Deputy Director for Gender at South Sudan’s Ministry of Education in Eastern Equatoria state, just saved a 14-year-old girl from an early, forced marriage.
Originally published to the Huffington Post. One year ago, the world welcomed South Sudan to the community of nations after a referendum supported by USAID gave the people of this war-scarred land the opportunity to choose their future through a peaceful, democratic process. Those of us who watched this process closely knew that South Sudan’s [...]
As South Sudan celebrates the first anniversary of its independence on July 9, the new nation is taking stock of what it has accomplished over the past year. After suffering through civil war for most of its history (since before Sudan’s independence from the United Kingdom in 1956), South Sudan remains one of the world’s [...]
Yesterday I had the opportunity to testify on the rising humanitarian crises in Sudan and South Sudan before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It’s been just eight months since we celebrated the peaceful separation of South Sudan from Sudan, marking a turning point for a people who have endured war for the greater part of [...]
I am thrilled to be representing USAID’s Africa Bureau this morning at the International Engagement Conference for South Sudan. The U.S. Government and the Republic of South Sudan are co-hosting this two-day event to support the world’s newest nation as the republic of South Sudan unveils its vision for development and economic growth priorities. We [...]
With much fanfare and well-deserved congratulation, South Sudan became the world’s newest country earlier this year on July 9th. After following through on the six year Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended a decades-long civil war between the north and south, the people of South Sudan voted to declare their independence. While the path was [...]
On July 9, 2011, the national flag was raised for the first time in the new country of South Sudan. Even as official ceremonies were underway in the capital Juba, the country began to confront fundamental dilemmas about how to establish the basic patterns of governance. What should the system of government look like? Should [...]
USAID this week handed over five speedboats to South Sudan’s Jonglei State government, to help state authorities deter threats to community security in a part of South Sudan that has experienced significant intercommunal violence this year, and where roads are extremely limited. During August alone, at least 600 people were killed in fighting between the [...]
In order to strengthen the financial sector in South Sudan and help provide small entrepreneurs access to credit, USAID is funding the Finance Sudan Limited (FSL) Program, established in 2006 as one of the only microfinance lenders in the country. Adam is one of FSL’s beneficiaries in Juba. In 2007 he earned his living as [...]