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  • Apply for the 2017-2018 Humphrey Fellowship Program

    Apply for the 2017-2018 Humphrey Fellowship Program

    U.S. Embassy in South Sudan is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program. This one-year fellowship program is offered to mid-career professionals working at the policy level who have a record of leadership and a commitment to public service. Fellows are based at leading American universities for ten-months to pursue self-designed programs to include independent study, coursework, and an internship with an organization in their field of expertise. The program is classified as a non-degree program by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System. Humphrey Fellows cannot transfer from non-degree status to degree status under any circumstances.

  • Apply: 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship

    Apply: 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship

    The application period for the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship, the flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative is now open.Please click on https://yaliapp.irex.org/ to start the application process after reviewing the program eligibility criteria. You have until Nov. 11, 2015 to complete your application.

  • Ambassador Phee presenting her credentials to Pres. Salva Kiir

    Ambassador Phee presenting her credentials to Pres. Salva Kiir

    On July 23, President Salva Kiir accepted the credentials of Amb. Phee as the new United States chief diplomat to South Sudan. The U.S. Embassy in Juba considers the accreditation of Amb. Phee a new impetus for the continuous reinforcement of bilateral cooperation and assistance between U.S and South Sudan.

  • Inauguration Ceremony of College of Law

    Inauguration Ceremony of College of Law

    On Saturday April 11, Michael McCarthy, the Charge d’ Affaires of the United States Embassy in Juba, said at the inaugural ceremony of the University of Juba College of Law: “The Juba University School of Law is an institution that will instill a sense of justice and fairness to the students, and strengthen the rule of law, democratic governance, and access to justice for all”. The 6.5 million dollar facility was jointly funded by the United States and Norway. The Minister of Education, John Gai Yoah, thanked the United States and Norway for their generous support.

Headlines

  • South Sudan: Country Report on Human Rights Practices in 2015

    The most serious human rights problems in the country were conflict-related abuses by government security forces, opposition forces, armed militia groups affiliated with the government and the opposition, and rival ethnic communities, including ethnically based killings of civilians and ethnically based discrimination and violence; extrajudicial killings, abuse, and mass displacement of civilians; and intimidation and other inhuman treatment of civilians such as arbitrary arrest and detention, abductions and kidnapping, recruitment and use of what the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimated to be 15,000 child soldiers; and conflict-related sexual violence.

  • We are Hiring: Cultural Affairs Assistant (Public Affairs Section) Closed)

    The Cultural Affairs Assistant is also responsible for developing and maintaining the contact database, alumni database, coordinating alumni engagement and serving as Grants Officer Representative. S/he will also be responsible for administrative tasks related to Public Affairs activities, such as travel, programming and representational events.

Embassy Headlines

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Return of Dr. Riek Machar (April 25, 2016)

    The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens in South Sudan that it has received reports that First Vice President-designate Dr. Riek Machar Teny is expected to return to Juba on Tuesday, April 26. U.S. Embassy staff have been instructed to minimize movements. 

  • U.S. Citizen Services Newsletter South Sudan: December 2015 Invitation to U.S. Citizen Town Hall Meeting

    You are invited to a Town Hall meeting Tuesday, January 26, 2016, 5:00 PM at the U.S. Embassy Residential Compound, poolside, with the program beginning promptly at 5:30 PM. We anticipate presentations from the Ambassador, Deputy Chief of Mission, Regional Security Officer, and Consular Officer. There will be a separate short meeting with wardens, and those who want to be wardens, after the main program. A cash bar with a variety of beverages will be available. 

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential Risks to Civil Aviation

    The United States Embassy informs U.S. citizens about the risks to civil aviation operating in the South Sudan because of the ongoing armed conflict in South Sudan, between the government of South Sudan and opposition and allied groups. In addition, we note that the government of the Republic of South Sudan, in an official press statement released on December 11, 2015, threatened to shoot down aircraft engaged in illicit activities or which violate the country’s airspace by failing to properly identify themselves.    »

  • Apply Now: 2015 YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Center Nairobi - Kenya
    Apply Now: 2015 YALI East Africa Regional Leadership Center Nairobi - Kenya

    The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is looking for young men and women between the ages of 18 and 35.Competition for the YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa is merit-based and open to young East African leaders who meet the following criteria 

  • South Sudan: International Religious Freedom Report for 2014
    South Sudan: International Religious Freedom Report for 2014

    The State Department released its annual International Religious Freedom Report. Religious freedom is a universal right enshrined in key international human rights documents and a pillar of U.S. foreign policy. Religious freedom remains a source of stability for all societies and serves as a foundation for democratic governance. 

  • Press Release: USAID Funds Emergency Education for Children in Pibor - Jonglei State
    Press Release: USAID Funds Emergency Education for Children in Pibor - Jonglei State

    The U.S. government today announced an additional $6 million grant from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to UNICEF to provide education to children and youth affected by conflict. The additional contribution brings USAID’s total grant to UNICEF for emergency education in South Sudan over two years to $23.5 million.  

  • Closure of Juba International Airport on Weekends

    The United States Embassy in Juba, South Sudan, has been informed that the Juba International Airport will be closed for construction work every weekend from 00:00 Saturday through 24:00 Sunday, beginning the weekend of August 22-23, 2015, through at least the month of April 2016. 

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