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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 january 21st, 2010

january 21st, 2010

Zimbabwe suspends constitution-making project

"Zimbabwe has suspended its public outreach efforts to gather views on a new constitution, throwing another obstacle on the path toward fresh elections, state media said Thursday."

january 21st, 2010

Update: Sudan rebels say Sunday peace talks unlikely

"The main rebel group in Sudan's Darfur has said peace talks in Qatar with the Khartoum government were unlikely to resume as hoped Sunday but instead there may be 'consultations' to choose another date."

january 21st, 2010

SPLM candidate confident of beating Bashir in Sudan poll

"The candidate of Sudan's southern former rebel movement said on Thursday that he was confident of defeating veteran incumbent Omar al-Bashir in a presidential election expected in April."

january 21st, 2010

Burmese junta worse than Cyclone Nargis: IPU official

"Rights violations by Burma's junta has caused more damage than Cyclone Nargis, a Philippines senator and top member of the world's leading body of parliamentarians said on Thursday."

january 20th, 2010

Update: Court to decide on Suu Kyi appeal within month

"Burma's Supreme Court in Rangoon announced it will decide within a month on pro-democracy leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi's appeal of her extended house arrest, her lawyer told CNN."

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