A cleared minefield in South Sudan. The worst is not over. (Photo/UNMISS/Flickr).

South Sudan’s Nightmare Not About To End, As Thousands Flee Renewed Violence

There are more than 70 armed groups in South Sudan and one that didnt sign last year’s accord. Five years of civil war have left 1.9 million internally displaced and 2.4 million living as refugees in neighbouring countries.


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A coup attempt failed in Gabon. (Photo/EPA).

The January 7 Coup Bid In Gabon Surprised Everyone. Why Forecasts, And The Plot, Failed

The conditions present in Gabon were far less conducive to a coup than the vast majority of previous attempts. So why would the plotters take such a risky action?


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People in northern Uganda bear long term physical, emotional, social and economic scars from the years of deadly conflict. (Photo/Stephen Morrison/EPA).

Life After A Long Terrible War That Killed 100,000: How Young People In Uganda Are Coping

The conflict was the longest of Uganda’s post independence struggles. In addition to those killed, 2 million people were displaced, and 60,000 to 100,000 abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels.


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President Salva Kiir (R) and former rival Riek Machar (L). Giving peace another shot, but their past records are not inspiring many. (Photo/UNMISS).

South Sudan War Enters 6th Year, With A Tragic Count Of 40,000 People Dead And 4.5 Million Displaced

As the war enters its sixth year only the most optimistic of observers is voicing much hope that the revitalised peace agreement.


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South Sudan: no country for girls and women. (Photo/UNMISS).

Brutal Attacks Against Women And Girls In South Sudan Reported, As Strife-Torn Country’s Levels Of Sexual Violence Continue

More than 150 women and girls were raped, beaten, and brutalised over a 10-day period at the end of November.