The U.S. backed the country in its independence struggle. Now, it is needed again.
A U.S. intelligence agent is assisting with the prosecution of suspects accused of killing a South Sudanese aid worker and raping his foreign colleagues.
Soldiers killed 114 civilians, raped countless women and attacked funerals in a recent offensive, according to a U.N. report.
Almost half the population face food shortages and 100,000 people are at risk of immediate starvation in South Sudan.
The rest of the 4,000-strong contingent is expected in the country later this year.
Residents of the town reported that militias aligned with the government "went from house to house" looking for people from the Lou and Fertit ethnic groups.
The U.N. has warned of possible genocide in South Sudan.
South Sudan's crisis is getting worse, and international bodies are standing idly by.
European and Middle Eastern firms use African middlemen to sell arms to the war-torn state.
South Sudan's capital is hosting its first-ever film festival and the punters love it.