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African press review 22 June 2017

Nigeria is to get a cash boost from the World Bank. Some aspects of South Africa's new mining charter could harm a crucial economic sector. And South Sudan appears to be emerging from the dark shadow of famine.

South Sudan no longer in famine, but situation critical

The country no longer has areas in famine but almost two million people on the brink of starvation, report says.

Pope pledges more than $500,000 in South Sudan aid

3 days agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

Pope Francis is offering 460,000 euros (more than $500,000) in aid for South Sudan to help finance two hospitals, a school and farm equipment.

S.Sudan famine eases, but more going hungry: UN

A famine that was declared in parts of South Sudan four months ago is over, UN aid agencies said Wednesday, but extreme hunger has increased to its highest levels ever across the war-torn country. "The accepted technical definition of...Show More Summary

South Sudan no longer classified as in famine: U.N.-backed report

JUBA/GENEVA (Reuters) - South Sudan is no longer classified as being in famine, although 45,000 people in Jonglei and Unity states are expected to remain in famine-like conditions and the situation is still very critical, a U.N.-backed food security report said on Wednesday.

New report blames South Sudan military for civilian deaths

Albin Koolekheh watched his 4-year-old son die in his arms. He and his family were among tens of thousands of people who escaped a wave of fighting in South Sudan's … Click to Continue »

Uganda may be best place in the world to be a refugee. But that could change without more money.

4 days agoNews : BlogPost

KAMPALA, Uganda — Every day for nearly a year, an average of about 2,000 refugees have entered Uganda from South Sudan. Most of them are women and children who have spent several days traveling by foot, fleeing a civil war and famine that has devastated the world’s youngest country. Some saw their families killed and their […]

South Sudan's Child Refugees: Portraits from the Crisis in Uganda

Uganda has some of the world’s most compassionate refugee policies, but a wave of refugees from South Sudan creates immense challenges.

War leaves no winners, only rubble in S.Sudan oil town

What was once Bentiu, the gateway to South Sudan's oil fields, is now a cluster of bullet-riddled buildings and piles of scrap metal, its ghostly avenues abandoned. Residents of the town have long since decamped to a well-ordered grid of mud dwellings ringed by sewage, where they live in wretched limbo after three years of war, too scared to leave. Show More Summary

South Sudan soldiers charged in hotel attack say not guilty

The 12 South Sudanese soldiers charged in a horrific attack on foreign aid workers last year during the country's civil war have pleaded not guilty. Nine soldiers are charged with … Click to Continue »

UN: Number of global displaced up to 65.6 million last year

GENEVA (AP) — The number of people displaced from their homes across the world due to war and persecution climbed slightly to a record 65.6 million last year, with the escalating conflict in South Sudan largely accounting for the rise, the United Nations refugee agency said Monday.

Set adrift in South Sudan's war, a family is reunited

Their hug is long and moving but awkward as Jorgina, sobbing, strains to embrace her teenage son Emmanuel who has grown taller since South Sudan's war tore them apart. It has been three and a half years since they last saw each other. Show More Summary

African press review 10 June 2017

What impact will dead voters have on the outcome of Kenyan elections? Rebels in South Sudan warn civilians not to travel in army convoys. And why are foreign students shunning South African universities?

In South Sudan, Fake News Has Deadly Consequences

Last month, fear spread that South Sudan’s government would collapse. The president had just removed the country’s powerful army chief of staff, Paul Malong, a hard-liner widely cast as the architect of some of the East African nation’s worst bouts of violence. Show More Summary

South Sudan rebels claim responsibility for deadly convoy attack

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan's rebels have claimed responsibility for an ambush on a convoy of buses and other vehicles traveling on a major highway that killed at least 14 people, the opposition said on Friday.

Gunmen kill 14 in ambush on main South Sudan highway: police

JUBA (Reuters) - Gunmen ambushed a convoy of buses and other vehicles traveling on a major highway in South Sudan on Thursday, killing at least 14 passengers and wounding 35, police said.

The Pangs of Hunger – Charity and Prayers for Those Facing Starvation

2 weeks agoReligion / Islam : altmuslim

Let us then direct our charity and prayers towards the 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia and South Sudan who are at imminent risk of starvation. For whom this Ramadan brings not the spiritual comforts of fasting but hellish hunger and the helpless horror of watching the most vulnerable among them slowly die.

FBI Agent Helps South Sudan Investigate Rape of Foreign Aid Workers

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.

FBI presence at South Sudan trial over hotel rampage

The FBI is attending the second day of the South Sudan trial of soldiers accused in a horrific attack on foreign aid workers during the country's civil war. Twelve men … Click to Continue »

Above a million disabled people at risk in South Sudan

HRW urges UN to assist disabled people, who are increasingly becoming vulnerable to violence in South Sudan’s civil war.

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