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Thoughts on the South Sudan Conflict

Thoughts on the South Sudan Conflict

Back from a very demanding trip to #SouthSudan. It is shocking what impact the South Sudan conflict has had on the country. Thousands killed because of their ethnicity and over a million people displaced. The country’s people deserve much better.


Ban Ki-moon Comes to Town

Ban Ki-moon Comes to Town

First it was Navi Pillay, then John Kerry and now Ban Ki-moon has come to #SouthSudan. Our reporter Alastair Leithead and cameraman Phil Davies were stuck in #Bentiu so I had to go to the presser on my own. The UN Secretary General says both leaders have agreed to attend talks in Addis later in […]


Back in South Sudan

Back in South Sudan

I’m in South Sudan covering the latest diplomatic push to try prevent this country spiralling out of control. I took this photo on the banks of the White Nile in Juba. It shows a rusty boat stuck on an island in the river. It reminds me of South Sudan. The country seems stuck at the […]


Fleeing the Violence in South Sudan

Fleeing the Violence in South Sudan

I’m in Awerial, where over 80,000 people have gathered in recent weeks to escape the fighting in South Sudan. The camp lies only 25 kilometers south of Bor, where fighting is still going on between rebels and the government. People travel by night to avoid being shot crossing the river. They bring what few possessions […]


South Sudan’s Many Challenges

The second report from the recent trip I did to South Sudan with my colleague, Mike Wooldridge, went out on the BBC this week. It looked at the two areas within South Sudan which are proving to be the most challenging for the young nation. The UN says a new influx of refugees from the […]


Abyei: No Place to Call Home

I’ve been in South Sudan on a week long trip organised by Christian Aid with my colleague Mike Wooldridge. The trip focused on the main trouble spots in the young country, including the disputed area of Abyei. It straddles the north-south border between Sudan and South Sudan and remains the biggest flashpoint left unresolved when […]


Humanitarian Catastrophe at Batil Refugee Camp

Humanitarian Catastrophe at Batil Refugee Camp

I’ve just returned from a tough assignment in South Sudan, to cover one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, currently unfolding in the Batil refugee camp. Myself and my colleague, James Copnall were sent to report on the situation in the camp, which is in the north east of the country, about 60 miles from […]


Dispatch from South Sudan: Bunj Refugee Crisis

Dispatch from South Sudan: Bunj Refugee Crisis

I’ve been traveling around the world’s youngest country for the last few days with my colleague, James Copnall. We’ve come out to gather material for television and radio on how South Sudan is coping since it became independent. Today we hitched a ride with the UN up to Bunj, in the Upper Nile region, to […]