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march 21st, 2017

How The World’s Newest Country Went Awry

Note: This report is published on enoughproject.org

 

War has been hell for South Sudan’s people, but it has been very lucrative for the country’s leaders and commercial collaborators, South Sudan’s war profiteers. South Sudan has been torn apart by three wars in the last 60 years. Two and a half to three million people have perished as a result of these wars. This legacy has finally caught up to the world’s newest country, as the United Nations declared a full-blown famine in February 2017, a rare declaration that the U.N. hadn’t made for any part of the world since 2011, and multiple U.N. officials have asserted that South Sudan stands on the brink of genocide.

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march 9th, 2017

South Sudan’s government-made famine

This op-ed originally appeared in the Washington Post, and was written by the co-founders of the Sentry, George Clooney and John Prendergast.

 

Official, U.N.-declared famines are a rare phenomenon. The last one worldwide was six years ago, in Somalia. Famines are declared officially when people have already begun to starve to death. It is the diplomatic equivalent of a seven-alarm fire. That is where the youngest country in the world, South Sudan, finds itself today, as 100,000 face immediate starvation and another 1 million are on its brink.

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last updated december 12th, 2009

december 12th, 2009

Update: Jailed American in Burma in 'poor health'

"A jailed U.S. citizen, on a protest hunger strike for more than a week in military-ruled Burma, was not able to appear in court because of poor health, his lawyers said Saturday."

december 9th, 2009

US urges restraint after Sudan unrest

"The United States on Tuesday condemned political violence and arrests in Sudan in the wake of unrest in the troubled African country, and urged Khartoum to 'allow freedom of expression and peaceful demonstrations.'"

december 9th, 2009

Burma junta official meets Aung San Suu Kyi

"Burma's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi has met a government minister in Rangoon in the third such meeting since the beginning of October."

december 8th, 2009

Detained US Citizen On Hunger Strike

"Nyi Nyi Aung, the Burmese-American arrested in September, has been on a hunger strike in Insein prison since Friday in protest against prison injustices, family members told The Irrawaddy on Tuesday."

december 8th, 2009

Sudan peace in serious crisis, says SPLM's Pagan Amum

"The peace deal that brought an end to two decades of north-south civil war in Sudan is in serious crisis, a senior southern politician has said."

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