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Children targeted in S Sudan - UN

Children in South Sudan as young as seven have been killed, abducted and raped in recent violence, Unicef says.

Violence in South Sudan targets children, UNICEF says

The U.N. children's agency says dozens of children have been killed, at least 12 raped and others abducted and recruited in a series of attacks in South Sudan's Unity state over a two-week period.

Official: Ethiopia Detains 200 Suspected Human Smugglers

Two hundred suspected human smugglers have been detained as part of the Ethiopian government's efforts to stem the number of citizens trying to illegally migrate to Europe, a senior official said. The government is looking for 80 other alleged smugglers who are conducting overseas operations, E

South Sudan rebels say killed "many" government soldiers

South Sudanese rebels killed "many" government soldiers in three days of fighting in Malakal, the capital of oil-producing Upper Nile State, a rebel military spokesman said on Monday.

UN Condemns Fighting in South Sudan

The U.N. Security Council has condemned fighting in two northern states in South Sudan and the repeated violations of a cease-fire agreement the government and rebels signed early last year. In a statement late Sunday, the council said a government military offensive in Unity State caused large

UN Security Council slams renewed violence in South Sudan

The UN Security Council on Sunday condemned "the renewed and ongoing large-scale violence" in Unity State, South Sudan, which resulted in the displacement of more than 100,000 civilians and the suspension of nearly all activity and delivery of aid and affected over 300,000 civilians.

S. Sudan announces 'defection' of army commander

"We have information indicating military coordination between [renegade deputy commander] Johnson Olony and the rebels in the attack that took place yesterday in Malakal city"

UPDATE: Have you seen this woman?

Sudan Ma, 64, is visiting the city and left for her walk from a home near East 22nd Avenue and Knight Street without a cell phone, identification, or money. She doesn't speak English.

Mubadara to invest in Solar Power and Wind Energy in Sudan

Investment Minister, Dr. Mustafa Osman Ismail revealed the arrival of United Arab Emirate Company, Mubadara Company Group next week to work in the field of the solar and wind energy to solve the projects electricity problem. Dr. Mustafa called on the UAE companies to increase its investment in the c

Twitter users slam Disney plans to make 'Princess of North Sudan' movie

If it wasn't controversial enough for an American businessman to plant a flag on land in Africa and claim it as his kingdom, just imagine the reaction when word got out that Disney is planning to make a movie about it all.

Italians Help Flood Of Refugees In Pope Francis's Vision Of 'A Church For The Poor'

CATANIA, Italy (RNS) Sitting outside the central train station here in eastern Sicily, a 16-year-old who would only give his name as "Simon" hunched his knees up to his chest and wrapped himself up into a ball. With little spoken English, the teenager from Eritrea has taken to miming the way he trav

IGAD: South Sudan Army Commits 'Grave' Abuses

A bloc of East African nations has accused South Sudan's army of committing serious human rights violations in an ongoing offensive against rebels. Friday's statement from IGAD - the Intergovernmental Authority on Development - said mediators have received credible reports of "violence targetin

Game of Thrones star Alexander Siddig is descendant of real dynasty of despots

Actor Alexander Siddig was the great great grandson of the fearsome Mahdi of Sudan and his uncle also ruled the country

NGO Bill Threatens 'Catastrophic' Humanitarian Impact for South Sudan

The non-governmental organizations (NGO) bill, passed by the South Sudanese parliament on Tuesday, seeks to regulate the work of NGOs in the country, requiring them to register with a government commission, and imposing a 20-percent limit on the employment of foreign personnel.

South Sudan crisis, the forgotten emergency

11 year old Nyamer Nuon welcomes you to her home with her beautiful smile in Rhino Refugee Settlement Camp here in the The post South Sudan crisis, the forgotten emergency appeared first on

The loneliest guy in the world: this rhino

If you think your Friday nights are boring, we present you with Sudan, the last male northern white rhino and one of only five of their kind left on planet Earth.

Disney under fire for fairytale film based on true story of American dad who claimed African land to...

Disney has come under attack for its plans to make a movie about an American dad who claimed African land to make his daughter a princess.

The Kingdom of North Sudan will be the world's first crowd-funded nation

The Kingdom of North Sudan is raising funds for an international research center to fight global hunger. TC Newman (@PurpleTCNewman) shows you some of the "perks" for donations.

Ethiopia to Step Up Role as Regional Clean Power Exporter

Ethiopia plans to begin exporting renewable energy to a broader range of neighboring nations by 2018 as part of a cross-border effort to meet regional energy demand and limit increases in climate-changing emissions. The Eastern African Power Pool (EAPP) initiative aims to create or expand clean

Last Male Northern White Rhino In The World

The world is down to a single known male northern white rhino, and he is now under 24-hour armed guard. The world is down to a single known male northern white rhino, and he is now under 24-hour armed guard. He is called Sudan and staffers at the Ol Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya are ho

Girls raped, boys abducted, towns torched as South Sudan battle rages, UN says

Gunmen in South Sudan rape girls, seize boys to become soldiers and torch towns in some of the heaviest fighting seen in the 17-month-long civil war, the United Nations says.

This Inflatable Hospital Is Helping Earthquake Victims In Rural Nepal

An inflatable hospital in rural Nepal is bringing much needed relief to earthquake victims. The 20-bed, 1,000-square-foot temporary structure has begun admitting patients, Doctors Without Borders told The Huffington Post, after the facility was erected last week. The humanitarian group -- whic

South Sudan: United Nations, MSF and Red Cross Evacuate Staff Amid Increasing Violence In Oil-Rich U...

Aid groups are pulling their staff out of a conflict-ridden state in South Sudan amid increased fighting between government and rebel groups, a foreboding sign of what's ahead for Africa's newest country.

UN: 300,000 Lose Access to Aid in South Sudan

The United Nations says 300,000 people in South Sudan have lost access to "life-saving aid" after fighting forced relief groups to withdraw from the town of Leer. The pullout follows a surge in clashes involving rebel groups and government forces in South Sudan's Unity state. The U.N. warned Fr

'No aid for 300,000' in South Sudan

More than 300,000 people are without "life-saving" aid in South Sudan's oil-rich Unity state after heavy fighting forces aid agencies to withdraw, the UN says.

300,000 in South Sudan war zone 'without aid' as UN pulls out

Juba (AFP) - Over 300,000 South Sudanese civilians are without "life saving aid" in the northern battleground state of Unity, the United Nations said Monday, as it and aid agencies pulled out due to heavy fighting."Ongoing hostilities in Unity state have now obliged all non-governmental organisation

May 10 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

KHARTOUM — International aid bodies said on Saturday they pulled their staff out of South Sudan’s northern Unity State owning to the The post May 10 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT appeared first on

Tens of thousands flee fighting in South Sudan, aid groups withdraw

Tens of thousands of people have fled fierce fighting in South Sudan's northern Unity State and humanitarian organisations have withdrawn staff from the area.

Renewed clashes in South Sudan force thousands to flee

UN says fighting in Unity State has displaced 100,000 people, as two aid agencies withdraw from Leer fearing attack.

Aid agencies withdraw international staff from town of Leer in South Sudan fearing violence

JUBA, South Sudan – Two global aid agencies Saturday evacuated their international staff from a part of war-torn South Sudan fearing violence as government troops launch an offensive against rebels. Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross both said they withdre

Aid agencies withdraw international staff from town of Leer in South Sudan fearing violence

Two aid agencies have evacuated their international staff from a part of war-torn South Sudan fearing violence.

Fearing 'imminent attack,' aid agencies withdraw staff from South Sudan town

Doctors Without Borders and the International Committee of the Red Cross both said Saturday that they withdrew their international staff from the rebel-held town of Leer in the south of oil-rich Unity State.

100,000 displaced by fighting in S. Sudan: UN

"Since the beginning of May, military activities south of Bentiu in Unity State have forced up to 100,000 people from their homes," Toby Lanzer said in a Friday press statement.

Thousands flee South Sudan fighting

Close to 100,000 people have been displaced by renewed fighting in South Sudan's Unity state in the last week, the United Nations warns.

Sudan aims for record gold output in 2015

Sudan is looking to expand its gold industry and boost production to help keep the economy afloat. Report by Laurencev. Like us on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter at

Italian Red Cross Chief: Don't Label Migrants 'Illegal'

President of the Italian Red Cross Francesco Rocca said Wednesday that migrants should not be labeled as "illegal," because they are victims, not criminals. Meanwhile, he warned that traffickers are finding more routes to smuggle humans for profit. Rocca told reporters that since the start of t