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10 die, including 5 kids, as boat capsizes in South Sudan

Nov. 25, 2021 05:39 AM EST

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 10 people, including five children, died this week in South Sudan after their boat capsized on the White Nile river in Upper Nile state, an official said Thursday. The boat was heading to Malakal when it sank with 28 people on board...

Sudanese migrants in Israel fear deportation after coup

Nov. 17, 2021 04:33 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — For nearly 10 years, Monim Haroon has only known one home: Israel. Like thousands of Sudanese migrants, he lives and works without legal status, fearing that a return to his native land would be a death sentence. Israel's normalization of ties with...

Sudanese general tightens grip on power, 2 weeks after coup

Nov. 11, 2021 15:51 PM EST

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan’s top general reappointed himself as head of the army-run interim governing body on Thursday, a sign that he's tightening his grip on the country two weeks after he led a coup against civilian leaders. The move by Gen. Abdel-Fattah Burhan...

Official: 5 killed when cargo plane crashes in South Sudan

Nov. 02, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — An airport official in South Sudan says a cargo plane crash in the capital, Juba, killed five crew members Tuesday. It was not immediately clear what caused the plane belonging to Optimum Aviation Ltd. to crash shortly after takeoff from Juba...

In South Sudan, flooding called 'worst thing in my lifetime'

Oct. 22, 2021 03:27 AM EDT

MALUALKON, South Sudan (AP) — He feels like a man who has drowned. The worst flooding that parts of South Sudan have seen in 60 years now surrounds his home of mud and grass. His field of sorghum, which fed his family, is under water. Surrounding mud dykes have...

South Sudanese refugees find home, and church, in Syracuse

Oct. 21, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

(RNS) — On the corner of East Avenue and West Yates Street in East Syracuse, New York, sits Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The quaint building, with its bright white exterior and cherry red doors, is the home to not one, but two distinct congregations. The first, a modest parish of 25...

Climate report: Africa's rare glaciers soon to disappear

Oct. 19, 2021 05:37 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Africa’s rare glaciers will disappear in the next two decades because of climate change, a new report warned Tuesday amid sweeping forecasts of pain for the continent that contributes least to global warming but will suffer from it most. The...

Women left behind: Gender gap emerges in Africa's vaccines

Oct. 14, 2021 04:33 AM EDT

SARE GIBEL, Gambia (AP) — The health outreach workers who drove past Lama Mballow's village with a megaphone handed out T-shirts emblazoned with the words: “I GOT MY COVID-19 VACCINE!” By then, the women in Sare Gibel already had heard the rumors on social media:...

South Sudan orders bank accounts of activists frozen

Oct. 07, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has ordered the freezing of bank accounts of five members of a coalition of activists calling for political change. The People’s Coalition for Civil Action, formed in July, has called for President Salva Kiir and his rival deputy...

Official: At least 20 people have died in South Sudan floods

Sep. 30, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — At least 20 people have died in flooding in recent months amid torrential rains that are still afflicting a remote part of South Sudan, an official said Thursday. The deaths between July and September occurred in one county of Warrap State,...