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Is South Sudan’s latest peace accord the real deal?

NAIROBI, 26 August 2015 (IRIN) - After months of foot-dragging and under the threat of United Nations sanctions, South Sudan President Salva Kiir today finally signed a power-sharing agreement aimed at ending the country’s civil war. But will it stick? full report

US food aid: Charity begins at home

LONDON, 30 July 2015 (IRIN) - More than 60 years after the US Food for Peace program was launched, vested interests continue to hinder reforms to allow for more local sourcing of food aid. full report

Memento Mori

LONDON, 13 July 2015 (IRIN) - It is easy to laugh at aid workers, but every year, hundreds are killed, kidnapped or injured doing their jobs. We need to do more to honour them. full report

Fewer aid worker attacks. That’s good, right?

BEIRUT, 13 July 2015 (IRIN) - Attacks on aid workers declined last year but were still the second highest on record, new data shows. Are aid organisations getting smarter or more risk averse? full report

How goes the hunt for Joseph Kony and the LRA?

KAMPALA, 23 June 2015 (IRIN) - US special forces joined the hunt for Joseph Kony and the leaders of his Lord’s Resistance Army almost four years ago. So, what progress has been made, are they any closer to catching him, and what else can be done? full report

IRIN's Top Picks: Briefings, standards and cat-fights

DUBAI, 12 June 2015 (IRIN) - Every week our global network of specialist correspondents share their top picks of recent must-read research, interviews, reports, blogs and in-depth articles to help you keep on top of global crises. full report

Forgive and forget? Amnesty dilemma haunts Uganda

KAMPALA, 12 June 2015 (IRIN) - Should rebels who turn themselves in be allowed to escape justice for potentially heinous crimes if it might foster peace, or must they be prosecuted even at the risk of discouraging reconciliation? The renewal of Uganda’s amnesty law has reopened old wounds and highlighted this enduring dilemma. full report

South Sudan food crisis deepens amid tanking economy

NYUMANZI, Uganda, 1 June 2015 (IRIN) - Some 4.6 million people in South Sudan, about 40 percent of the country's population, will have major problems finding enough to eat over the next few months. After 17 months of renewed civil war, and amid falling oil prices, the country's economy is in dire straits. This report comes from a refugee site in neighbouring Uganda. full report

Film: When the war came back - A South Sudan village relives the effects of conflict

KANDAK, South Sudan, 18 May 2015 (IRIN) - Kandak, a small village in South Sudan’s Jonglei state, eight days walk from the Ethiopian border, has paid a high price for its unfortunate location in the midst of Sudan’s civil wars. This film explores the impact of the current conflict. full report

Will NGO bill restrict aid efforts in South Sudan?

JUBA, 13 May 2015 (IRIN) - South Sudan's parliament has just passed a bill regulating the activities of NGOs, but humanitarian agencies fear it is more about restricting aid workers and are warning it could have "catastrophic effects" for civilians in the war-ravaged nation: full report

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