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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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UN Security Council Backs More Troops to Halt War in South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council approved an expanded mandate for its peacekeepers and added an additional 4,000 troops to its mission in South Sudan, rebuffing government objections, in a bid to halt an all-out civil war in the oil-producing country.
The Security Council on Friday granted additional powers to peacekeepers

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A muddy field in South Sudan is at the center of an intractable war

“The fighting is back, and we are ready to fight,” one young man said.
He pointed beyond the fence ostensibly separating him from armed combatants.
“Our guns are out there,” he said.
The camp’s residents had fled their homes after war broke out in late 2013 between the forces of

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Is There Any Hope for Peace in South Sudan?

JUBA, South Sudan — For nearly two weeks, they have hunkered in a schoolyard with nothing to do and nowhere else to go, dozens of people battling hunger, swarms of mosquitoes — and fear.
 “I just want peace so I can go back to school,” said Betty Christian, a chatty

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