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5 hrs ago | AlertNet

The Battle for Bentiu

People enter the Protection of Civilians site with whatever possessions they could carry in Bentiu, South Sudan after opposition forces took control of the city on April 15. Photo: Tom Dobbin/Concern Worldwide Bentiu, South Sudan - The battle for Bentiu, the capital of oil-producing Unity State, started around 6:30 am Tuesday as I sat beneath a ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | Suria

China says massive area of its soil...

A huge area of China's soil covering more than twice the size of Spain is estimated to be polluted, the government said Thursday, announcing findings of a survey previously kept secret.

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13 hrs ago | AlertNet

Bright Eritrean refugee in Sudan selected to study in the Netherlands

KHARTOUM, Sudan, April 17 - When Mohammed Humed fled from Eritrea to the famous Sudanese tourist destination of Kassala, he was not going on holidays.

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17 hrs ago | KLKN

S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.

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17 hrs ago | News Times

S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN

An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside.

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17 hrs ago | Walta Information Centre

Ethiopia's role in S. Sudan a fulcrum for regional stability: Scholar

Ethiopia's peace stabilizing role in South Sudan is an important fulcrum for the stability of the region, former African Conflict Prevention Program Head, Dr Mehari Tadelle said.

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20 hrs ago | New Vision

Several wounded as gunmen attack civilians in S.Sudan UN bas......

This picture taken on April 11, 2014 shows SPLA soldiers resting inTerekeka. At least 14 people were wounded in South Sudan on April 17, 2014 after gunfire broke out during an angry demonstration outside a UN peacekeeping base in the war-ravaged town of Bor, the mayor said.

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22 hrs ago | The Times of Israel

Snatched while fleeing Africa, woman finishes 34-year journey to Israel

Thirty-four years ago, Tekala, then an 18-year-old Ethiopian woman, left her home together with several other young adults on a perilous journey: clandestine immigration to Israel via Sudan.

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Yesterday | Malaysian National News Agency

IGAD Monitoring Mission Begins Operations In South Sudan

ADDIS ABABA, April 17 -- The monitoring and verification teams set up by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development to monitor the implementation of a cessation of hostilities agreement in South Sudan have commenced operations in that country.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Voice of America

Children Do Not Learn During South Sudan Conflict

A displaced girl sits a school-leaving exam at the U.N. compound in Juba in January, 2014.

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AllAfrica.com

Uganda: South Sudanese, Who Are Again Refugees in Uganda, See No Reason to Ever Go Home

When Joseph Anyang Ngong took his family home from Uganda in 2005, he thought a safe and secure future lay before them in Sudan's Bor region.

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CFR.org

South Sudan Conflict: Personalities, Resources, and Threats

This is a guest post by Allen Grane, intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program.

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Yahoo!

South Sudan army admits loss of key oil town of Bentiu

South Sudan's army said Wednesday rebels had wrested control of the key oil town of Bentiu, one of the most bitterly contested regions in the four-month-long conflict.

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AlertNet

Eritrean seeking safe-passage to Sudan was led into a nightmare

KASSALA, Sudan, 16 April - After 20 members of her religious congregation were imprisoned in Eritrea, Semret knew she had to flee to the safety of Sudan.

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AllAfrica.com

South Sudan: UN Official Calls Ongoing Violence 'An Outrage' to Country's People

The number of people seeking shelter at the United Nations Mission in South Sudan base in the Unity state capital, Bentiu, has doubled over the past few days, UN Humanitarian Coordinator Toby Lanzer said in Juba today.

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Tue Apr 15, 2014

Voice of America

Report: Africa's Economic Prosperity at Risk From Instability

The head of the African Development Bank, Donald Kaberuka, says achieving economic progress does not just depend on having impressive numbers of GDP growth, high rise buildings or first class highways.

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Emirates News Agency

Sharjah Ruler attends launch of 6th Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature

WAM SHARJAH, 15th April, 2014 -- HH Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, attended the launch of the 6th Etisalat Award for Arabic Children's Literature, one of the region's largest and most important children's literature awards.

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WMDT

Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers.

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New Vision

South Sudan rebel chief vows to take key oil fields, capital

South Sudanese rebel leader and former vice president Riek Machar attends an interview in Nasir on April 14, 2014 The leader of South Sudan's rebels has vowed to attack the capital Juba and target crucial oil fields, warning in an exclusive interview with AFP that the civil war will not end until the country's president is removed from power.

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AllAfrica.com

Africa: 'No News From Malakal'

Metal doors squeak. The wind stirs clothes, assorted rubbish, water bottles, plastic chairs.

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