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Famine Declared in South Sudan: This should be the end of the line for Kiir and Machar

Last month the U.N. declared a famine in two parts of South Sudan and warned that nearly half the population—some 5.5 million people—is in urgent need of food assistance. According to a recent U.N. report, “The bulk of evidence suggests that the famine … has resulted from protracted conflict and, in particular, the cumulative toll […]

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South Sudan’s Man-Made Famine

From Foreign Policy The country’s warring leaders have left their citizens with two options – flee or starve. BY SIOBHÁN O’GRADY PALORINYA, Uganda – The bloodstain outside Peresi Saima’s house told her what she already knew. Still, she pushed the door to her home open just far enough to see her dead husband’s body slumped […]

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U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations

  The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation. BY COLUM LYNCH Faced with a dire U.N. warning of a possible genocide in South Sudan, the United States was set this week to finally embrace an arms embargo against the world’s newest country […]

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South Sudan agrees to deploy regional protection force

From al Jazeera The decision comes after months of hesitation by South Sudan after soaring violence erupted in Juba in July. South Sudan agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated force in Juba [Thomas Mukoya/Reuters] The South Sudan government has agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba, a spokesman […]

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Interview with Ambassaodr David Shinn on the Horn

  From Joomla Who is David Shinn and what is his relationship with the Horn of Africa? A:  David Shinn, who has a BA, MA, and PhD from George Washington University, served from1964 through 2000 as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.  Nearly all of his assignments dealt with Africa either […]

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Politics of fear in South Sudan

This from African Arguments in July 2016 DANIEL AKECH THIONG This is a country where a considerable number of citizens are crammed into UN protection camps out of fear of their own government. Debris from fighting between forces of Salva Kiir and Riek Machar, in July, 2016 in Juba, South Sudan. Samir Bol / Press […]

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Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed local people

By JASON PATINKIN FILE – In this Monday, July 25, 2016 file photo, some of the more than 30,000 civilians sheltering… Read more NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice. “Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape […]

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South Sudan: Killings, Rapes, Looting in Juba

Arms Embargo, Additional UN Sanctions Needed (Nairobi) – Soldiers killed and raped civilians and extensively looted civilian property, including humanitarian goods, during and after clashes between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in July, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. In many cases, government forces appeared to target non-Dinka civilians. As a […]

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South Sudan government to review U.N. decision on extra troops

By Denis Dumo | JUBA South Sudan said on Sunday it would consider the U.N.’s decision to authorize sending extra troops to the country following an eruption of fierce fighting, softening its stance after initially rejecting the initiative. The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize an extra 4,000 troops on Friday, drawing a swift response […]

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South Sudan stands on brink of abyss, warns UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ©AFP UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed serious concerns about the ongoing violence in South Sudan, saying the African country stands “on the brink of an abyss.” Addressing a UN Security Council session on Thursday, Ban said “the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity […]

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