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A plane crash in South Sudan killed 37 people. Somehow, this 13-month-old survived

JUBA, South Sudan — A thirteen-month-old baby and a man were the only survivors of a cargo plane that crashed soon after taking off from a South Sudan airport, killing 37 people, a witness and relatives said Thursday. 395 more words


'Soldiers kill one of you and ask the other to eat the dead one': South Sudan report reveals horrors of civil war

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In 2011, South Sudan became the world’s newest nation. Nearly 99 per cent of its inhabitants voted to split from the north, ending more than two decades of strife and transforming South Sudan’s brand-new capital of Juba into a sea of jubilation. 1,984 more words


'We die of hunger together': South Sudan civil war forces 900 people onto island smaller than football field

JUBA, South Sudan – Eight years ago Turuk Gatluak settled on Kok Island, a remote marshland in the vast swamps of South Sudan’s Unity state. He planted palm trees to hold the soil together and grew enough maize, pumpkins, and sweet potatoes to feed his wife and three children. 665 more words


South Sudanese Rebel Leader Blasts the U.S. After Cold Shoulder From the White House

South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is visiting Washington this week to seek support for the increasingly fragile peace deal both he and his rival signed under intense U.S. 1,773 more words

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Ottawa aid worker leads vaccination efforts in rural South Sudan

In the impoverished, war-torn and disease-affected rural communities of South Sudan, a toddler still cries when she gets her measles shot.

In that respect, the children there have much in common with children here in Canada, who all squirm and scream when a needle plunges into their arms, not fully appreciating the seriousness of the ailment it prevents. 548 more words

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Neglected housing complex grapples with wandering children

Wedged between Westbrook Mall, a golf course and a new trio of shining glass condominium towers, Shaganappi Village is a modest collection of public-housing townhouses with a yellow mid-rise building. 1,236 more words

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Racially charged 'bullying' leads to public housing relocation

Public-housing officials have relocated a Caucasian family after they went public with allegations of racially charged bullying by their neighbours.

Internal documents suggest the stone-throwing and harassment by children running rampant had escalated at the Shaganappi Village complex after the family aired their complaints. 543 more words

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