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Documentary Director of Sudanese Civil War Dies at 46

Documentary Director of Sudanese Civil War Dies at 46

Andrew Berends, the director behind the documentary film “Madina’s Dream” has died. Berends spent his career making films that illuminated underreported aspects of various international conflicts, particularly in Africa.
In 2015, his film “Madina’s Dream” gave a potent look inside the Sudanese civil war as well as refugees fighting to

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Sister Orla Treacy

Sister Orla Treacy

Principal at the Loreto Rumbek Primary and Secondary School
 Born in Bray, Ireland, Sister Orla Treacy joined the congregation of the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary (IBVM), known as the Loreto Sisters, after studying to become a teacher of religion. Sr. Orla started her mission in South Sudan after

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South Sudan bishops: Peace deal not working, here’s how to fix it

South Sudan bishops: Peace deal not working, here’s how to fix it

South Sudan’s peace deal is fatally flawed, the country’s bishops said as they committed the church to helping forge new negotiations. They also recommended a series of measures to end the conflict.
While South Sudan’s main warring parties signed a deal in September to end the five-year civil war that

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Dozens of churches burned in Sudan

Dozens of churches burned in Sudan

At least 32 churches have been burned down in the Nuba Mountains area of Sudan over the past year, with reports that up to 40 more may have been demolished, according to opposition leaders.
Although a ceasefire is technically in place between the Sudanese government of President Omar al-Bashir, who

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Pope still hopes to visit South Sudan to promote peace

Pope still hopes to visit South Sudan to promote peace

Pope Francis has met with the president of South Sudan and told him that he still hopes to visit the country “as a sign of closeness to the population and of encouragement for the peace process.”
Francis met with President Salva Kiir in the Apostolic Palace on Saturday. Later, the

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Real Risk of Famine in South Sudan This Year, UN Agencies Say

Real Risk of Famine in South Sudan This Year, UN Agencies Say

South Sudan risks sliding into famine this year if timely interventions are not made, according to a new report from the United Nations.
The five-year civil war has slashed crude production, heralding economic chaos in the world’s youngest country. Nearly 7 million people in South Sudan could face severe food

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Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This Clinic

Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This Clinic

Inside the Juba Teaching Hospital’s neonatal clinic, 1 in 10 babies brought to this clinic will die, most from treatable conditions. But mothers have nowhere else to go; it is the only public neonatal clinic in South Sudan.
The world’s youngest nation is one of the toughest places in the

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In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

In South Sudan, some children work in mines to survive

Stained with mud, the 8-year-old traces her fingers over the infected wound on her elbow. “It’s hard work digging and the shovel is heavy. I just want to be in school,” Losika Losepio said.
Standing in a gold mine outside the South Sudan town of Kapoeta, the girl says she

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