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Week ahead in defense: Spending bill, Yemen vote top agenda

Lawmakers are up against a deadline to pass a spending bill for the rest of fiscal 2018. The budget deal agreed on by lawmakers in February included a stopgap spending measure that extended federal dollars until Friday, March 23. Congress has the outline for a bigger plan to fully fund government de

THE HILL - 2018-03-19 10:00:09

'I Feel Like I Am Part of a Great Moment'

Adut Akech, a South Sudanese immigrant to Australia, appeared in over 30 shows this season.Credit Landon Nordeman for The New York Times LONDON - Opening a Prada show can transform a mere model into a supermodel, acting as a gateway to casting in other major shows, glossy magazine covers and lucrat

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-19 09:00:01

Research Methodology Note: Service Access Gaps Assessment in Garbek, South Sudan, Research Cycle ID: SSD1701c - March 2018 v.1

The political crisis and conflict in South has been ongoing since 2013. The dynamic and multi-faceted nature of the South Sudanese displacement crisis has created significant challenges for humanitarian information management. Accessibility and security issues within South Sudan have impeded systema

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-19 07:00:00

Living across the front lines in South Sudan

Leer (South Sudan) (AFP) - Nyakol was 15, healthy and strong when South Sudanese soldiers attacked her hometown of Leer, forcing her to flee with her mother into the surrounding swamps. Not for the first time, government troops tore through the northern rebel stronghold, killing, kidnapping and rapi

YAHOO! - 2018-03-19 04:11:40

Cows in the classroom: inside South Sudan's cattle camp schools

MINGKAMAN, South Sudan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - In the early morning, smoke from burning cow dung rose over hundreds of animals sleeping tightly side by side, with children dotted between them, warming their hands in the smoke, their faces covered in white ash to fend off flies and mosquitoes.

REUTERS - 2018-03-19 00:13:32

In Africa, Trump's firing of Tillerson a new sign of neglect

KAMPALA, Uganda - Ask some Africans what they think of President Donald Trump and they just shake their heads. That sense of indifference appears to have deepened after Trump fired his secretary of state at the end of Rex Tillerson's first Africa tour last week. Tillerson's visit was widely seen as

FOXNEWS - 2018-03-18 12:07:13

Rex Tillerson neutered the State Department. Don't mourn his firing

Outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. (Shawn Thew/EPA-EFE) The unceremonious sacking of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter was the latest gut punch to the battered State Department. For hundreds of U.S. foreign service officers who had just spent weeks organizing Tillerson's "We

LA TIMES - 2018-03-18 11:05:00

S.Sudanese flee only to find unrest across the border

Obo (Central African Republic) (AFP) - Refugees seeking safety from the atrocities of South Sudan's unending conflict cross the border only to find themselves in one of Africa's most war-torn and poorest countries. Neighbouring Central African Republic (CAR) has been ravaged by armed groups vying to

BREITBART - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

Trudeau pushing 'Canada is back' narrative with Mali UN peacekeeping mission: experts

Canada will soon send over 200 aviation troops to the embattled country of Mali, marking Canada's first mission to the Africa since the 90s, other than a small presence in South Sudan. A senior government official anonymously released the news to several outlets Friday night, and a formal announceme

MSN.COM - 2018-03-17 19:22:51

Australia: SEP meeting discusses government-media campaign over "African gangs"

The Socialist Equality Party (SEP) held a public meeting in Melbourne on March 3, under the title, "The class issues behind the racist 'African gang' campaign." Held in the inner suburb of North Melbourne, more than 20 people attended the meeting, which followed an SEP forum on the issue held in Jan


School Children Across Africa Face Threats Beyond Kidnappings

On February 19, Boko Haram insurgents abducted 110 girls from their school in Dapchi, a town on the Komadugu Gana River in northeast Nigeria. Days after the kidnapping, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter, "I share the anguish of all the parents and guardians of the girls that remain unaccou


UN: African Women Need Voice in Politics to Achieve Equality

The U.N. Commission on the Status of Women says gender equality in Africa can be achieved only if women and girls - especially those in rural areas - have a voice in politics and economic planning. That conclusion came out of the commission's annual meeting in New York this week. Lopa Banerjee, dire


United Nations Ranks Ten Happiest Countries on Earth

Finland has been named the happiest country on earth by the United Nations. The World Happiness Report issued by the UN looked at 156 countries and ranked them according to such things as social support, life expectancy and corruption. Asked by Associated Press why her country would rank so highly,


Bishops in eastern Congo question causes of ethnic violence

YAOUND, Cameroon - Ethnic violence in an eastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo has claimed dozens of lives in recent days. "We counted 49 bodies and there are other corpses still missing," said Father Alfred Ndrabu, Caritas director in Bunia, the capital of Ituri Province. Fightin


UN Security Council Threatens South Sudan with Arms Embargo

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday renewed its peacekeeping mission in South Sudan for another year and threatened an arms embargo if fighting continues. The U.S.-sponsored text "expresses the council's intention to consider all appropriate measures against those who take action that undermines t


IOM South Sudan Overview 2018 (15 March 2018)

IOM is implementing a diverse humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. IOM provides support to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs)- including those seeking shelter in UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilian sites (PoCs)-and other vulner


UN threatens to consider arms embargo in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council demanded an immediate end to fighting in South Sudan on Thursday and threatened to consider an arms embargo and sanctions to prevent warring parties from violating a December cease-fire agreement. A U.S.-drafted resolution, adopted unanimously, also ex


How Techies Are Helping Aid Groups Tackle The Global Refugee Crisis

It's a question we quietly ask ourselves every time we fire up Twitter or read the news: Are things really this bad? For the ongoing worldwide refugee crisis, the answer, says Ravi Gurumurthy, chief innovation officer of the International Rescue Committee, is "Sadly, yes." The horrifying stories of


Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We'll Cut Your Aid

Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., tours a U.S.-funded supermarket in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan on May 21, 2017. (Raad Adayleh/AFP/Getty Images) U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley is proposing a sweeping reassessment of U.S. foreign assistance with a view to punishing doze


S.Sudan appoints new finance minister to revive economy

South Sudan's president Salva Kiir has appointed yet another finance minister in a bid to halt the free-fall of the country's war-ravaged economy (AFP Photo/SAMIR BOL) Juba (AFP) - South Sudan this week got yet another finance minister as it struggles to halt the free fall of a war-ravaged economy,