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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

Jacksonville Beach native among 7 killed in helicopter crash in Iraq

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - Master Sgt. William Posch was one of seven U.S. airmen killed when their helicopter crashed in Iraq Thursday. The 36-year-old grew up in Jacksonville Beach before starting his military career. Posch was a pararescue craftsman with the Air Force Reserve Command's 308th res

NEWS4JAX.COM - 2018-03-18 20:14:49

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

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-18 12:09:45

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

Sudanese refugees in Chad short of basics

Sudanese refugees in Chad are suffering from a shortage of supplies of basic commodities such as sugar and cooking oil. Supply lorries have been prevented from reaching the camps. A sheik of the refugee camps in Chad told Radio Dabanga that Rapid Support Forces (RSF) militia prevent commercial suppl

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-18 07:00:00

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

Trophy Tour completes African journey

The feeling of anticipation for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia was tangible this week as the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour by Coca-Cola touched down in three countries who will be heading to the global finals in the coming months. Fans in Nigeria, Senegal and Egypt all got a glimpse of the Trophy that

FIFA.COM - 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


Polls open in Egyptian presidential elections for voters abroad

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptians abroad began voting on Friday, ten days before polls open at home in a presidential election that President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi is effectively guaranteed to win, but in which turnout could provide an indication of his popularity. The former army chief's only challenger,


Tips on applying to the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund

A former market in Thonyor, in Unity State, which was greatly impacted by conflict in South Sudan. Photo by: Robert Oxley / DFID / CC BY LONDON - The 1.2 billion British pound ($1.68 billion) Conflict, Stability and Security Fund - the United Kingdom's largest and newest cross-governmental fund, whi


UNHCR Flash Update Libya (9 - 16 March 2018) [EN/AR]

165,478 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs) 341,534 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - 2017) 48,485 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya 5,951 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018 270 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018 982 asylum-seeker


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


Carlos the Jackal loses bid to fight last of three life sentences

PARIS (Reuters) - A French court on Thursday threw out a last ditch bid by left-wing revolutionary Carlos the Jackal, once one of the world's most wanted militants, to fight a life-in-jail conviction for a deadly grenade attack in Paris 44 years ago. The self-declared "professional revolutionary,"


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