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20 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

Uganda is the largest host country of refugees in Africa and the third largest in the world, after welcoming an average of 2 000 displaced men, women and children every day for the past 11 months.

The new statistics, released on Monday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, come less than a week before Uganda’s Solidarity Summit on Refugees – a conference aimed to mobilise international support for those affected by the South Sudanese Civil War.

17 Jun 2017 description
report Mail and Guardian

The Nigerian Defense Ministry official described how the authorities had built ditches around schools and installed security lighting and set up roadblocks to keep Boko Haram fighters from invading schools and carrying off students and teachers. She explained how the government has moved thousands of students in the most heavily-affected areas to safer areas to allow them to finish their studies free from fear and attack.

19 Jul 2013 description
report Mail and Guardian

Among the birthday missives South Sudan received as it turned two this month was one that stood out for all the wrong reasons. It was an open letter written by a group calling itself the "friends of South Sudan" to the country's president.

It accused Salva Kiir Mayardit of failing to meet the basic needs of his people, of running a government "synonymous with corruption", and – most damningly – of human rights abuses reminiscent of the regime in Sudan, against which southerners fought a long and bloody war to win their independence.

02 Jan 2012 description
report Mail and Guardian

Thousands of villagers in South Sudan hid in the bush on Monday, waiting for UN and government troops to stop a cattle vendetta which officials fear may have left scores of people dead over the weekend.

A column of some 6 000 armed youths from the Lou Nuer tribe marched on the remote town of Pibor in the troubled Jonglei state, home to the rival Murle people, who they blame for cattle raiding and have vowed to exterminate.