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South Sudan’s transitional government finally takes office

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan installed its long-delayed transitional government on Thursday after rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital, Juba, and resumed his role…

Globe Trot: Nepal’s earthquake victims still suffer, one year later

By Mindy Belz
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International | NEPAL: On the one-year anniversary of a devastating earthquake, Nepal is facing a record season of wildfires. The Himalayan country’s record-setting number…

Globe Trot: Is South Sudan rebel leader arming for another fight?

By Mindy Belz
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International | SOUTH SUDAN: One week ago, rebel leader Riek Machar was expected in Juba, the South Sudan capital, in a final step toward the end of fighting and a government…

Does cross-border raid signal rise of new armed group in South Sudan?

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Gunmen from South Sudan raided a town in western Ethiopia over the weekend, killing 208 people and kidnapping 108 children, officials said on Sunday. The…

People flee South Sudan amid food shortage, ongoing conflict

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | The ongoing conflict in South Sudan and the resulting food insecurity is forcing people to flee for Sudan, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday. South…

Reports: South Sudan using rape as ‘weapon of war’

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan’s government forces are responsible for a majority of the brutal killings and attacks on civilians, according to separate reports by the United…

Will economic crisis finally bring peace to South Sudan?

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, has appointed rebel leader Riek Machar as vice president in a move to restore peace and resolve the country’s…

Aid groups warn new bill will hamper assistance in South Sudan

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Lawmakers in South Sudan have passed a new bill that could limit the efforts of aid workers in the war-torn country. The country’s Parliament passed a…

Globe Trot: ISIS abuse victims include Christians and Yazidis

By Mindy Belz
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International | ISIS: The graphic detail of yesterday’s must-read story in The New York Times , “ISIS Enshrines a Theology of Rape,” is a disturbing look…

Christian captives freed in Sudan, Vietnam, and Iran

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Persecution and human rights organizations rejoiced last week as three repressive regimes released five Christians held on trumped-up charges. Sudan released…

South Sudan ousts UN official over army abuse claims

By Onize Ohikere
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South Sudan | Political leaders in South Sudan’s Unity state have voted to expel a United Nations diplomat in response to a report accusing the army and other armed…

Christian groups plead for mercy for pastors facing execution in Sudan

By Julia A. Seymour
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Persecution | Almost a year after international outcry pressured Sudan to release Meriam Ibrahim from prison, persecution and legal experts say the same kind of pressure is…

 
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