The endless formation of rebel groups will be a new but continuous source of instability in a country where escalating violence has already uprooted an estimated 3 million people. (Photo: Anita Kattakhuzy/Oxfam)

The Shape-Shifting Conflict In South Sudan: You Never Know Who Your Next Enemy Will Be

While there is an increasing and diverse opposition to President Salva Kiir, these groups lack a shared agenda and common approach. There is no group that promises a unified future for South Sudan.


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(Photo/ Flickr/ Trocaire)

If You Are A Refugee, Uganda Is One Of The Better Places To Be – Even So, Things Are Getting Tougher

Alongside the economic hardships, Kampala’s South Sudanese population have to deal with occassionally frosty locals, some whom have negative perceptions of their northern neighbours.


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Girl in South Sudan: 1 million people in the country are classified as being on the brink of famine. (UN Photo/ JC McIlwaine)

‘Man Made’ Famine Declared In South Sudan: ‘Families Have Exhausted Every Means They Have To Survive’

A formal famine declaration means people have already started dying of hunger; 4.9 million people – more than 40% of South Sudan’s population – are in need of urgent food, agriculture and nutrition assistance.


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The toll that various militia exact on civilian lives in Africa is highly under-appreciated. (Photo/AK Rockefeller/Flickr).

Nigeria’s ‘Neglected’ Conflict; Plus How One American Life Is ‘Equal’ To 80,000 African Lives

Along with Boko Haram and other armed groups, sectarian violence is responsible for over 16,500 civilian deaths in Nigeria over the past five years. That’s 50% more than the recent Ebola epidemic


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Traditional brewing of coffee in South Sudan. (Photo/ Flickr/ Amy the Nurse)

War’s ‘Blessing’ In South Sudan: It Gave Birth To A Rare And Unique Coffee

South Sudan’s coffee bushes were abandoned in the long years of war, but continued to naturally cross-pollinate. The result was something special – Robusta coffee with a very distinct and unusual taste profile.