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Anyone conducting a global news search over the past few days under the terms "Catholic" and "politics" would find the usual wealth of material, including the following five storylines from around the world: In the United States, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the US bishops' conference, issued a thumbs-down for new revisions to the Obama ... (more)


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5 hrs ago | New Vision

Chinese firm CHEC given $8bn railway deal

The Government has signed an agreement, finally giving away the giant and lucrative deal to upgrade and expand Uganda's railway network to standard gauge, to a Chinese firm China Harbor Engineering Company .


Related Topix: World News, Uganda, Africa

9 hrs ago | The Globe and Mail

Keeping 10-year-olds out of uniform

Samantha Nutt is the author of Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid. She is a founder of War Child.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Family, Kids

12 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

No Place to Heal

South Sudan's hospitals have become targets for both sides in the brutal, ongoing civil war.


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16 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Western Bhar El Ghazal in South Sudan: Current Brutality

All that is happening in Western Bhar El Ghazal State now is major harassment, intimidation and arrests.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sudan, Salva Kiir

20 hrs ago | In-depth Africa

Former South Sudanese political detainees want 25% power sharing

August 29, 2014 The former South Sudanese political detainees have unveiled a new negotiation paper, demanding that 25% of positions in the proposed transitional government of national unity should comprise of its members.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Sudan, Ethiopia, Salva Kiir

Fri Aug 29, 2014

Daily Monitor

Idi Amin signed my appointment letter

Series. The greatest responsibility of head teachers is to nurture the talent of their students and staff.


Related Topix: Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Family, Uganda, Africa, World News

Voice of America

In South Sudan, Few Take their Money to the Bank

Faridah Hussein carries bananas into a market in Juba. The 33-year-old mother of three doesn't put the 15-20 South Sudanese pounds she makes a day by selling the bananas in a bank because she thinks she earns too little to open an account.


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In-depth Africa

Drowning State: Public outrage over bad governance in South Sudan

It took South Sudanese more than half a century to attain their independence from the SUDAN.


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South Sudan: Lakes State Employees Refuse to Demonstrate in Support of Governor

Civil servants in Lakes state capital Rumbek have refused a request by the governor to join a protest against a bill passed by the national parliament calling for his removal.


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South Sudan Embassy Abuse Ghanaian Staff

The local Ghanaian staff of the South Sudan Embassy in Accra have been sacked after they opposed the reduction of their monthly salaries.


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Environmental Leader

Nespresso Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2020

The commitment is one of several new sustainability initiatives, part of a 500 million Swiss francs program called The Positive Cup.


Related Topix: Africa, World News

New Vision

S.Sudan could face famine early next year - UN

War-torn South Sudan faces possible famine early next year, the UN chief in the country warned Thursday, as aid workers said the shooting down of a UN helicopter threatened efforts to save lives.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, World News, Sudan, Africa, Salva Kiir

Thu Aug 28, 2014

People's Daily Online

Benjamin: China is our true friend

China has always been there to offer support to South Sudan even in times of challenges, said Marial Benjamin, foreign minister of S. Sudan on Wednesday.


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In-depth Africa

S. Sudan parliament unseats lawmakers in conflict with government

August 27, 2014 The South Sudanese parliament has removed 23 members who are in conflict with the government, declaring their positions vacant on the grounds that they absented themselves for 12 successive sittings without permission.


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U.N. working to determine full scope of food crisis in S. Sudan

Security concerns are preventing the United Nations gathering data from some areas of South Sudan to determine the full scope of a food crisis that could lead to full-blown famine by the end of the year, a World Food Programme official said.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Africa, Famine, Natural Disasters

Inter Press Service

South Sudan's Hip Hop Artists call for Peace and Reconciliation...

Men and women planting vegetable seeds in a nursery bed in Eastern Equatoria state, South Sudan.


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National Public Radio

When Do Food Shortages Become A Famine? There's A Formula For That

Martha Nyarueni and her family return to their home outside the town of Leer, South Sudan, after receiving an aid package in early July.


Related Topix: Famine, Natural Disasters, World News, Africa

In-depth Africa

South Sudan dismisses attempt on president Kiir's life in Ethiopia

August 27, 2014 The South Sudanese presidency has dismissed rumours of an assassination attempt on president Salva Kiir as "fabricated lies" meant to "scare-off" the latter from representing the country at international forums.


Related Topix: World News, Sudan, Ethiopia, Africa, Salva Kiir, Kenya,

Wed Aug 27, 2014

Big News

South Sudan: Security Council strongly condemns downing of UN helicopter

The MI-8 helicopter contracted by the UN Mission in South Sudan was performing a cargo flight from Wau in Western Bahr El Ghazal state to Bentiu in Unity state when it crashed.


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