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UN Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien (R) checks a beneficiary's ration card for a food distribution on March 4, 2017, in Ganyiel, Panyijiar county, Unity state, in South Sudan. South Sudan was declared the site of the world's first famine in six years, affecting …

McDonnell: Looking for the Real Bastards in South Sudan

In late March, speaking with barely controlled anger, Dutch Minister for International Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen told Dutch TV, “The leaders of South Sudan are bastards who starve their own people!”

The Lost Boys and The Good Lie

The Lost Boys and The Good Lie

I remember when they arrived, with little more than the clothes on their backs.  This is depicted sweetly in the new film, The Good Lie, opening October 3, when employment counselor Carrie (Reese Witherspoon) asks, “Did your luggage come down

Sudanese Christian's Release a Testament to the Power of Advocacy

Sudanese Christian's Release a Testament to the Power of Advocacy

Welcome news: Death row inmate Sudanese Christian Dr. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim may soon be released from her prison.  Ibrahim is jailed in Omdurman Women’s Prison in Khartoum with her 20-month old son, Martin, and newborn daughter, Maya, under sentences of

Iran To Help Sudan Kill Black Africans

It appears as if the National Congress Party (NCP) Islamist regime of Omar Hassan al Bashir in Sudan is going to have assistance in its current extermination campaign against the black, African peoples of central Sudan’s Nuba Mountains (called “South

Reaching the Threshold in South Sudan

It is only the middle of the week of referendum voting, but Reuters, Al Jazeera, the BBC and other media all report that South Sudan’s leadership is indicating that the 60% threshold of registered voters has now been passed by

Born in a Day: South Sudan's Referendum

Can a country be born in a day or a nation be brought forth in a moment? –Isaiah 66: 8 The vote for South Sudan’s Referendum on Secession goes on for seven days, but in the minds and hearts of

Daisy Khan and the Beautiful City

We can build a beautiful city, yes we can… No, it’s not Godspell‘s ragtag flower children singing this in Manhattan today. They left New York shortly after tap-dancing on top of the still-under-construction World Trade Center. This is the song