Ochan Hannington

Ochan is a Peace News Network contributor, based in Uganda.  As a freelance journalist, he was forced to leave his native South Sudan for security reasons after writing articles on corruption allegations. He is passionate about film-making, telling people's stories, sharing media training, and has also worked for MiCT's The Niles.

Peace News Network Contributor (South Sudan)

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April 24, 2019

"Unity, when we build it here, we believe that this unity will be taken back home to South Sudan..."

February 12, 2019

South Sudan's civil war has sent more than a million refugees into neighboring Uganda. Now a group in the host country are empowering refugees through a fashion house.

August 29, 2018

Inflammatory media online has been blamed for contributing to South Sudan's civil war, but several organizations have banded together to train journalists...

June 14, 2018

Fake News is not just a problem in the US. Online disinformation has been blamed for fueling violence in South Sudan, where this group is battling hate speech...

November 24, 2017

When fighters return to civilian life after the infamous LRA, their prospects are limited. Now, experts warn many are being re-recruited into other wars.

August 11, 2017

"I believe that in spite of the wide-spread violence...peace will come...everything has a beginning and an end. There will be an end to this conflict too."

July 12, 2017

People Choosing Peace: Dhieu Williams (South Sudan). "I wish everyone embraced togetherness, regardless of our tribes, or political affiliations."

June 11, 2017

People Choosing Peace: Nadia (South Sudan). "I would do whatever I can to preserve the social cohesiveness that defines us, beginning in my neighborhood."

May 21, 2017

People Choosing Peace: Mawa Augustine is a musician and engineer from Yei, South Sudan. Hear why he still has hope for his devastated country.

May 2, 2017

People Choosing Peace: My name is Ayuel Madut. I come from a small South Sudanese town in Tonj state. I am 33 years old, and I am a former fighter.

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