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Trump Administration Ends Temporary Protection for Haitians

Supporters of the program that gives people from some countries temporary protection from deportation rallied in Los Angeles last week.Credit Emily Berl for The New York Times The Trump administration is ending a humanitarian program that has allowed some 59,000 Haitians to live and work in the Uni

NEW YORK TIMES - 2017-11-21 00:51:52

Outrage After Trump Admin. Cancels Protected Status for 59,000 Haitian Refugees

Critics called the decision "another example of the cruel indifference of the Trump administration and its continued efforts to abandon our country's history as a nation of immigrants." In May 2017, people protested the possibility that the Trump administration may overturn the Temporary Protected S

COMMON DREAMS - 2017-11-21 14:28:22

South Sudan Displacement Crisis: Nyal Port Monitoring - Panyijiar County, Unity State, South Sudan (October 2017)

Nyal Town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei states have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key l

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-21 11:27:00

Temporary protected status: Why Haitians are being kicked out

Almost 60,000 Haitians face removal from the United States because the Trump administration has determined a temporary residency program prompted by the devastating 2010 earthquake is no longer needed. Haitians living in the U.S. under "temporary protected status" have until July 2019 to gain a diff

USA TODAY - 2017-11-21 14:31:14

Say No To Famine: Revised Version - Framework Document

Somalia and South Sudan are in urgent need of assistance with more than half of the population of Somalia (6.2 million people) and more than 40% of the population of South Sudan (5.5 million people) facing starvation. Other areas such as northeastern and coastal Kenya, northern Uganda, south-east Et

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2017-11-21 12:15:00

U.S. Vows Tough Sanctions If South Sudan Doesn't End Conflict

The U.S. will enact far-reaching sanctions on South Sudanese officials and rebel leaders if they undermine new talks seeking to end a four-year civil war, the top American diplomat in the country said. An arms embargo and economic and banking restrictions are all being considered after limited sanct

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-21 06:21:40

Sudan Sanctions Enriched the Powerful at the Expense of the Weak

A patient at Jafaar Ibn Ouf, a public children's hospital in Khartoum.Photographer: Simona Foltyn Twenty years ago, the U.S. imposed a strict trade embargo against Sudan. The East African country served as a safe haven for Osama bin Laden, who lived there for five years before being expelled in 1996

BLOOMBERG - 2017-11-21 05:01:09

State Dept. officials accuse Tillerson of violating law: report

Secretary of State Rex TillersonRex Wayne TillersonThe Hill's 12:30 ReportTrump will declare North Korea a state sponsor of terrorTillerson condemns violence against LGBT people on Transgender Day of RemembranceMORE is reportedly being accused of violating a U.S. law regarding foreign militaries' us

THE HILL - 2017-11-21 12:33:09

There's at least one place in Africa where China's "win win" diplomacy is failing

Juba, South Sudan The rice giving ceremony is more than an hour late. Zhang Yi, China's economic attache in South Sudan, sits in the mid-morning heat in a full suit, occasionally checking his phone, a mobile headpiece clipped to his ear. Next to him, a dozen South Sudanese bureaucrats and journalist

QUARTZ - 2017-11-21 01:00:41

32,500 Haitians living in Florida could be forced to leave. Here's why.

Children stand next to United States and Haitian flags as they hold signs in support of renewing Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for immigrants from Central America and Haiti now living in the United States, during a news conference on Nov. 6 in Miami. [AP] By Thanksgiving, the Trump administratio

TAMPA BAY TIMES - 2017-11-20 20:17:38

Sudan tightens border to stop weapons smuggling

JOHANNESBURG - Sudan is tightening its border crossings to prevent the smuggling of vehicles and weapons, the South Sudan Tribune reports. The move follows instructions by Sudanese Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman and the head of the Higher Committee for the Collection of Weapons. During

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-20 07:59:38

Mansfield students raising money for Sudan water project

MANSFIELD - Plentiful, safe drinking water is something most Americans take for granted. In South Sudan, clean water is at a premium and families often must travel long distances to draw water from community wells. On Tuesday, fifth-grade students at Jordan-Jackson Elementary School will walk a mile

SUN CHRONICLE - 2017-11-20 19:00:00

The Deep Roots of Yemen’s Famine

People gather at the site of an airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, on Nov. 11. Khaled Abdullah/Reuters The intractable war in Yemen that has been laying waste to the northern half of the country for nearly three years became even more dismal in early November when Saudi Arabia tightened its blockade on the

SLATE - 2017-11-20 18:43:34

The 23-Year-Old Who Dresses African Soccer Teams

When South Sudan's national men's soccer team won its first ever international match in 2015, the team wasn't dressed in Nike or Adidas or any of the other major international sportswear companies. Instead, uniforms for the world's youngest nation, ranked at No. 153 internationally and occupying a T

RACKED - 2017-11-20 14:32:02

Most SA youngsters don't trust leaders: Unicef

JOHANNESBURG - At least 73 percent of children in South Africa feel their voices are not heard and their opinions ignored, according to a Unicef analysis released on Monday. The analysis was conducted for World Children's Day, the anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Ch

ENCA.COM - 2017-11-20 10:27:18

South Sudan says ex-military chief freed from house arrest

JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan says former military chief of staff Paul Malong has been released from house arrest on humanitarian grounds and flown to Kenya for medical treatment. "He's free to go anywhere he wants," information minister Michael Makuei tells The Associated Press. This is Malong's

FOXNEWS - 2017-11-20 12:27:12

Africans are getting healthier and wealthier...

IN MANY ways the story of Africa in the 21st century is one of success. Great strides have been made tackling diseases such as HIV/AIDS and malaria. A baby born in Africa today is less likely to die young, and more likely to go to school than one born in 2000. Life expectancy at birth increased by n

ECONOMIST.COM - 2017-11-20 18:15:54

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2017: Go Backstage With Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima and More Models

After a bit of turbulence, the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is off and running in Shanghai! The catwalk queens enlisted to bring this year's hottest lingerie looks to life are backstage primping and prepping to strut their stuff. Bella Hadid, Adriana Lima, Lily Alridge and more stunners have

E! ONLINE - 2017-11-19 20:32:00

Yemen is on the brink of a horrible famine. Here's how things got so bad.

Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events It's been called the "worst humanitarian crisis in the world:" Nearly 80 percent of Yemen's population is food insecure; millions are teetering on the edge of


Passport woes force South Sudanese Bradley basketball player forced to skip Bahamas tournament

A star Bradley University basketball player will sit out the upcoming Islands of the Bahamas Showcase due to problems with his passport. Koch Bar of South Sudan is still waiting for his travel documents from his home country months after applying. Soon after last season ended, Bar and director of b