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Thousands Risk Starvation Amid Nile...

Thousands Risk Starvation Amid Nile Blockade

JUBA – Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food. The river is a transportation lifeline in a country with few all-weather roads or airstrips, but it... FULL STORY »

Fight Erupts Over Million Dollar Tr...

Fight Erupts Over Million Dollar Training Deal in Uganda

KAJJANSI, Uganda – A secret operation by security contractors based in Uganda has been underway training fighters, comprising Ugandans and South Sudanese, to fight in the South Sudan war, The Independent has learnt.  The training is reportedly part of a deal worth millions of dollars between... FULL STORY »

PRESS RELEASE: IOM Ethiopia Evacuat...

PRESS RELEASE: IOM Ethiopia Evacuates South Sudanese from Gambella Border

GAMBELLA – IOM Ethiopia restarted its evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the Gambella border to camps inside the country this week. Some 571 people were moved from Akobo to Burbiey. The camp-to-camp relocations, which have moved over 40,000 people, are designed to relocate people from... FULL STORY »

South Africa Decriminalises Consens...

South Africa Decriminalises Consensual Sex Between Teens

CAPE TOWN – A controversial South African bill that allows adolescents to consent to sexual acts with each other has been signed into law The South African National Assembly yesterday adopted the revised changes to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill that... FULL STORY »

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Leila Zerrougui Called on Warring Parties in South Sudan to Release Minor Armed Recruits

NAIROBI – The United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, has reiterated his calls for both warring parties in... FULL STORY »

UN Special Representative for Children Refuted Government Claims of Releasing Kidnapped Ch...

NAIROBI – No children have been released in South Sudan following reports of child soldier recruitment, the UN Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and... FULL STORY »

I want Salva Kiir to come to Addis and pick up where we left off – Dr. Riek Machar T...

ADDIS ABABA – South Sudan’s SPLM-i-O leader, Dr Riek Machar has called on his opponent in South Sudan civil conflict Salva Kiir to come to Addis Ababa and “kick off from... FULL STORY »

500,000 Kenyan Women Sterilized

NAIROBI – Catholic Church released a report stating approximately 500,000 women may never bear children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine in 2014 Catholic... FULL STORY »

International NGOs Appealed to Regional Leaders to End South Suda...

NAIROBI – A coalition of international NGOs called on regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that can transform the country from destruction to... FULL STORY »

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