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Armed Youths Storm UN Camp in South Sudan and Murder 58 People

Armed youths pretending to be peaceful protesters stormed a UN camp in South Sudan today and killed at least 58 people. More than 100 were injured in the attack. Aljazeera reported: At least 58 people were killed Thursday when a … Continue reading ?

U.N. Says 58 Killed in Attack On U.N. Base in South Sudan

(UNITED NATIONS) — A U.N. official says 58 people were killed in an attack on a U.N. base in South Sudan and about 100 were injured. The U.N. said an angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked the U.N. peacekeeping mission’s camp in Bor in Jonglei state on Thursday. Some 5,000 ethnic Nuers have sought…

South Sudan deploys army to guard UN base

Deployment comes a day after armed civilians fired on displaced tribespeople sheltering at UN camp in Bor.


By LUKE VARGAS Talk Radio News Service UNITED NATIONS – Gunmen breached the perimeter of a UN civilian protection site in South Sudan on Thursday, reportedly killing more than 60 members of the Nuer tribe before UN peacekeepers confronted the group and forced them to retreat. The incident took place in the city of Bor, […]

Why Is the World Abandoning South Sudan?

By Chris Palusky "Priests, pastors, old people; it doesn't matter. We kill them all." These words from a boy soldier in South Sudan echo in my mind, as he threatened to kill a pastor and a busload of over 50 elderly Sudanese people. As...Show More Summary

South Sudan on brink of famine: UN chief

Ban Ki-Moon says up to one million will starve unless there is immediate action, as rebels announce gains in oil areas.

How the Age of Exploration Brought Me to Warring South Sudan

Probably the worst thing about it all was getting my nerve up to board the plane in the first place. I mean I was scared out of my bagibbies. Sleepless the night before in a hole in the wall hotel room in Entebbe along the shores ofShow More Summary

Joe Madison Arrested in NY Protest Against Injustice in South Sudan

Radio personality and activist Joe Madison was arrested Thursday outside the United Nations after a protest against human rights abuses in South Sudan.

Day 7, West Africa Cruise – At Sea, Off the Southern Coast of Angola

Latitude: 13° 21.6551’ S Longitude: 12° 20.2529’ E Thoughts On the Map of Africa The map of Africa is one of the most nonsensical and artificial things on Earth. With the exception of the recent border between Sudan and South Sudan, every one of the lines on the map was drawn by European powers without [...]

In South Sudan, Humanitarian Action Is a Palliative, Not a Long-Term Solution

As the conflict in South Sudan reached its 100th day, images of death, destruction and displacement in the world's newest nation continued to dominate the image of the country. The fighting between Government and opposition forces has driven a million people from their homes, including about 70,000 who are sheltering in UN peacekeeping bases. Show More Summary

South Sudan on the Brink of Famine Demands Urgent Action

On the first of April, I walked with great sadness through the United Nations compound in Juba, capital of South Sudan, the world's newest nation, now in free fall after a hopeful beginning three years ago. The compound is sheltering...Show More Summary

Doctors Without Borders Blasts U.N. In South Sudan

(JUBA, South Sudan) — In a blistering criticism of the United Nations mission in South Sudan, Doctors Without Borders said Wednesday that the mission is refusing to quickly move 21,000 displaced people from a U.N. base to safer grounds before the rainy season. Doctors Without Borders said the decision by senior U.N. personnel is a…

South Sudanese Flee Upriver to Escape Violence

Christopher Tidey is a UNICEF communications specialist on mission to South Sudan. Up until a few months ago, Minkaman, a fishing village on the Nile River, had fewer than 5,000 inhabitants. Since South Sudan’s political crisis erupted on Dec. 15, 2013, the village’s population has swelled to 100,000, as more and more families have fled […]

South Sudan Awards Two Mineral Exploration Licences

South Sudan has awarded provisional licences to two companies for mineral exploration as it attempts to diversify the economy away from oil, a government official told Reuters on Tuesday.

Things all academics fear?

That somebody powerful might actually use their research. From the NY Times, an example from a warlord in South Sudan: Mr. Machar is plotting the offensive on the oil fields from a hide-out in Upper Nile State. It is a … Continue reading ? The post Things all academics fear? appeared first on Chris Blattman.

South Sudan's at high risk for the worst famine in Africa since the 1980s

The United Nations is warning that if significant aid is not given to South Sudan within the next two months, the country will experience the worst famine in Africa since the 1980s. Roughly 3.7 million people, or almost one-third of the total population, are currently at severe risk of starvation, U.N. Show More Summary

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