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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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Students are more vulnerable to food insecurity. (Photo/Sayan Puangkham/Shutterstock).

South Africa’s University Students Face A Crisis; Nearly 30% Go Hungry, With Black Learners Three Times More Likely To Than White Ones

Theres a common perception that students represent the elite…But this is a myth. Students are more likely to be food insecure than others in the general population.


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Severely malnourished Erukudi, her mother Helen and baby sister, in Lodwar Hospital, Turkana, Northern Kenya. (Photo/Russell Watkins/DFID).

3.4 Million Kenyans Need Food Aid, 480,000 Children Hit By Acute Malnutrition: How Did It Get To This?

There have been wholesale staple food price increases of between eight and 32% above average in the urban markets of Nairobi, Mombasa, and Eldoret


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Riek Machar and President Salva Kiir: out of step and at war. (Photo/UNMISS).

A Grim Anniversary: South Sudan’s Unending War Is A Horror Show Like Few Others

7.6 million people need assistance for their day-to-day survival; 2.1 million have fled as refugees in neighbouring states; 1.9 million are displaced within South Sudan; 4.8 million are severely food insecure.