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U.N. Decries Water as Weapon of War in Military Conflicts

United Nations – The United Nations, which is trying to help resolve the widespread shortage of water in the developing world, is faced with a growing new problem: the use of water as a weapon of war in ongoing conflicts.

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Somalia’s Al-Shabaab chief say war ‘shifting to Kenya’

Somalia’s Al-Qaeda linked Al-Shabaab vowed Thursday to move their war to neighbouring Kenya, one of the top commanders said in broadcast urging fighters to launch attacks.

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South Sudan: Peace is Possible

Juba – Despite the peace deal signed by President Salva Kiir and former vice-president Riek Machar earlier this month, fighting in parts of South Sudan has continued. Both sides have accused the other of breaking the ceasefire, with the army claiming that rebels launched attacks in remote regions of Jonglei and Upper Nile states as well as near the Unity state capital of Bentiu.

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Vibrant Civil Society, A Must For South Sudan

Johannersurg – I had the privilege of visiting South Sudan a few months after the world’s youngest state had been born in July 2011.  Then, most people were wondering what the future held for the country.  The road has not been easy so far.

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OP-ED: Violence Leaves Women, Girls, and Young People on the Edge in South Sudan

Juba – As with many conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies around the world, those who suffer the most are women, young girls and children. The current terrible crisis in South Sudan is no exception.

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OP-ED: Militarised Humanitarianism in Africa

Washington – As the world remains transfixed by the kidnapping of almost 300 Nigerian girls, there have been increasing calls for international intervention in the effort to rescue them. But what many people don’t know is that the U.S. military has been active in the region for years.

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