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South Sudan ex-rebels release UN hostages in DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP |  South Sudanese former rebels on Tuesday released 16 UN staff after holding them hostage for several hours in a camp in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a UN official said. About 530 former rebels from South Sudan are living in the Munigi camp, …

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Sixty aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including …

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2,000 South Sudanese already entered Sudan in 2017

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  About 32,000 South Sudanese have entered Sudan since the start of the year, with tens of thousands more expected to arrive fleeing a famine in their country, the UN refugee agency said Sunday. On Monday, South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation formed after splitting from …

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UN needs $4.4 bn for famine relief in four countries

United Nations, United States | AFP |  UN aid agencies need $4.4 billion in emergency funding to address famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Wednesday. More than 20 million people face starvation in the four countries and action is needed now to avert …

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Kenya court blocks deportation of South Sudanese opponents

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  A Kenyan court on Friday issued an order blocking the deportation of two South Sudanese opposition figures after an outcry by rights groups over treatment they would face at home. The families of prominent lawyer and activist Dong Samuel Luak and opposition member Aggrey Idri …

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