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Report: South Sudan’s leaders profit from civil war

South Sudan | Leaders of opposing groups allegedly own lavish homes outside the country
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/13/16, 10:34 am

South Sudan’s leaders have garnered properties and businesses through several corporations at home and abroad amid the country’s deadly civil war, according to a report released Monday by a U.S. war crimes watchdog group, The Sentry.

The report called on the international community to take tougher actions against the violators.

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Globe Trot: 100,000 Syrians homeless after eight days of fighting

International | While Christians reach out to refugees in the United States
by Mindy Belz
Posted 9/07/16, 12:51 pm

SYRIA: The UN says 100,000 Syrians have been displaced in just eight days of fighting, most of it led by U.S.-backed rebel groups.

In U.S. states whose governors have rejected Syrian refugees, churchgoers are finding ways to welcome them.

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Can more peacekeepers stop the violence in South Sudan?

Africa | Government agrees to more international troops, but analysts say only a political solution can end the conflict
by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/06/16, 10:39 am

Under intense pressure, South Sudan on Sunday agreed to a United Nations deployment of a new 4,000-member peacekeeping force. But the country’s government already is attempting to undermine the agreement, creating exceptions and refusing to finalize the deployment details.

The peacekeeping force will primarily protect civilians in the capital, Juba, where renewed fighting and unrest in July prompted the United Nations Security Council to push for more peacekeepers in the country.

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