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South Sudan Road Ambush Kills 21 Civilians

A road ambush blamed on South Sudanese rebels killed 21 civilians, says the government. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said it received reports of horrific violence being carried out against civilians in Central Equatorial State and urged both rebel and government commanders to control their forces

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UN Peacekeepers Fled, Used Tear Gas on South Sudan Civilians

A new report says United Nations peacekeepers fled their posts when fighting erupted in South Sudan’s capital in July, then used tear gas on frightened civilians who sought shelter within the U.N. base. The report states some peacekeepers refused orders to protect civilians during the chaos in Juba, and

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A Portrait of Turmoil in South Sudan, from Behind the Lens

South Sudan, the world’s newest country, is again on the brink of a civil war. Currently, 250,000 children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition, tuberculosis, and malaria. Due to renewed fighting, more children soldiers are being recruited and coerced into joining armed groups. As a result of the ongoing

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Sudan Used Chemical Weapons against Civilians in Darfur, Says Amnesty

War crimes condemned as study uncovers horrifying evidence of chemical attacks by government forces on civilians, including babies and young children.
The Sudanese government has allegedly been using chemical weapons against civilians, including babies and young children, in the Darfur region. According to a recent report, Amnesty International carried

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A Hollywood Spotlight on South Sudan’s Horrors

The little-known new nation of South Sudan is attracting the attention of two respected Hollywood actors, which isn’t as incongruous as it might sound to some.

After all, George Clooney and Don Cheadle are known for their social activism, and they are once again spotlighting a

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George Clooney’s Group Tracked South Sudanese Leaders Using Social Media

Hollywood actor and global activist unveils undercover investigation of South Sudan’s Top Leaders
 Investigators at The Sentry, an initiative co-founded by George Clooney, have delivered a damning report exposing the war profiteering carried out by South Sudan’s top government leaders. During a press conference on Monday, Clooney warned international

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South Sudan at a ‘Pivot Point’

“Since the civil war began in South Sudan in December of 2013, the news from one of the world’s newest countries has been consistently gruesome — targeted ethnic killings, rape, kidnappings and disappearances, arbitrary arrests and detentions, recruitment and use of child soldiers, massive social upheaval, millions of hungry people

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The War the World Forgot

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People and Power investigates the forgotten war taking place on the borders between North and South Sudan.

It’s one of Africa’s most bitter, if often forgotten, conflicts.
In 2011, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan following a 2005 peace deal that ended Africa’s longest-running civil

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Former Slave to Run for South Sudan in Olympic Marathon

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – South Sudanese Olympic athlete Guor Marial may not be a hot medal tip for Sunday’s marathon, but the former slave’s road to Rio is one of the most astonishing stories of the games.
As a teenager Marial was forced to run for his life during

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UN: South Sudan Recruits Child Soldiers as Civil War Looms

South Sudan’s government has recruited child soldiers, as young as twelve years old, in the past week to prepare for a renewed conflict, according to an internal United Nations document obtained by The Associated Press.
A whole village of boys was pressed into joining the army by a senior politician

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