by Mindy Belz
Posted 10/18/13, 10:50 am
SOUTH SUDAN: Greetings from “the world’s largest village.” Juba, the capital of South Sudan, has 2 million residents, all with “no functioning electrical system, only a few miles of paved roads, and enough crime to make most people nervous,” writes a pastor (and Globe Trot subscriber) currently teaching there. And it’s dangerous: Five children were killed in Juba this week digging for scrap metal and hitting unexploded ordinance from Sudan’s multi-decade civil war.
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by Jamie Dean
Posted 9/20/13, 01:00 am
When a group of Sudanese children discovered an unexploded grenade in the South Kordofan region of Sudan earlier this summer, they made a tragic mistake: They picked it up. The grenade exploded, killing nine children and wounding five. The dead ranged from 3 years old to 14 years old.
The blast was an awful byproduct of an ongoing reality: The government of Sudan continues a bombing campaign against its own people that’s killed scores of citizens and displaced at least 200,000 people along the border between Sudan and South Sudan.