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Cattle herders lead cows and bulls down an unpaved road in Southern Sudan's main city Juba on January 11, 2011. Juba is preparing to become a capital city. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT (Photo credit should read ROBERTO SCHMIDT/AFP/Getty Images)

Price of Child Brides Skyrockets to 300 Cows in South Sudan and Kenya

An extensive report published by Thomson Reuters Foundation on Wednesday finds that the price of a child bride in eastern Africa, particularly South Sudan and Kenya, has skyrocketed as families seek ways to avoid starvation and ensure their children have food and shelter.

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UN Warns Millions Will Starve if Yemen Blockade Not Lifted

UNITED NATIONS — The UN humanitarian chief warned Wednesday that unless the Saudi-led military coalition lifts its blockade on Yemen the war-torn nation will face “the largest famine the world has seen for many decades, with millions of victims.”

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Archbishop of Canterbury Declares Sudan a New Anglican Province

AFP — Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north. The Anglican church in Sudan, a majority Muslim country,

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!”

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Pope Considers Trip to South Sudan

ROME (AP) – Pope Francis says he’s studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, the East African nation suffering famine and civil war. Francis said while visiting an Anglican church in Rome on Sunday that Anglican, Presbyterian and Catholic

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, displaced people walk next to a razor wire fence at the United Nations base in the capital Juba, South Sudan. According to reports from victims which have come to light Monday Aug. 15, 2016, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning …

South Sudan: Soldiers ‘Singled Out Americans’ in Rape Spree

Troops loyal to the U.S.-backed government of South Sudan have reportedly embarked on a rampage of rape and murder, targeting civilians — a testament to the mayhem that has spread across the world’s youngest country, the birth of which the Obama administration helped midwife.

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South Sudan: U.S. Sends 47 Troops ‘Equipped for Combat’ Amid Chaos

The United States military in Africa has deployed 47 troops described by President Barack Obama as “equipped for combat” to protect American personnel and facilities in Juba, the capital of civil-war-ravaged South Sudan, the White House and U.S. Africa Command have announced.