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Malawi

Poverty, Drought and Felled Trees Imperil Malawi Water Supply

By NORIMITSU ONISHI DZALANYAMA FOREST RESERVE, Malawi — Out of desperation, soldiers were dispatched to the national forest here last year to defend the capital, Lilongwe, less than 30 miles away. Their mission was not to save…

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News and Press Release
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NY Times
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22 Aug 2016

South Sudan

Time to Get Serious With South Sudan

Since the founding of the nation of South Sudan five years ago, its citizens have gone from a brief moment of exhilaration and promise to the cruel reality of tribal violence, depredation and despair. Their leaders…

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News and Press Release
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NY Times
Posted:
09 Aug 2016

Ethiopia + 1 more

Deadly Ethnic Strife Convulses Ethiopia-South Sudan Border

By JACEY FORTINAPRIL 25, 2016 GAMBELA, Ethiopia — After angry mobs began targeting his community, Simon Thion, 29, felt caught in the middle. Mr. Simon, an Ethiopian who is part of the Nuer ethnic group, went to a…

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News and Press Release
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NY Times
Posted:
26 Apr 2016

South Africa

Drought Deepens South Africa’s Malaise

By NORIMITSU ONISHIDEC SETLAGOLE, South Africa — Under a midmorning sun that augured punishing heat later in the day, a handful of cows stood still inside a small pen, their ribs protruding. Too weak to reach the…

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News and Press Release
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NY Times
Posted:
28 Dec 2015

South Sudan

A Search for Survival and Family Amid the Violence in South Sudan

By MARC SANTORAJUNE 27, 2015 WAU SHILLUK, South Sudan — It had been more than a month since Theresa James had seen her two small children. She was only 13 miles away from them, across the Nile River,…

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News and Press Release
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NY Times
Posted:
29 Jun 2015

South Sudan

As South Sudan Crisis Worsens, ‘There Is No More Country’

By MARC SANTORAJUNE 22, 2015 MALAKAL, South Sudan — In places where the fighting is fiercest, no one is even attempting to count the dead. Nearly half the population of the world’s newest nation, South Sudan, is in…

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News and Press Release
Source:
NY Times
Posted:
23 Jun 2015

Zambia + 4 more

Meant to Keep Malaria Out, Mosquito Nets Are Used to Haul Fish In

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN BANGWEULU WETLANDS, Zambia — Out here on the endless swamps, a harsh truth has been passed down from generation to generation: There is no fear but the fear of hunger. With that always weighing on…

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News and Press Release
Source:
NY Times
Posted:
24 Jan 2015

Kenya

Gruesome Attacks in Kenyan Villages Heighten Fears of a Nation on Edge

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN NAIROBI, Kenya — More than 20 people were killed in two attacks on Kenya’s coast on Saturday night — with residents saying that many of the victims had their hands bound and their throats…

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News and Press Release
Source:
NY Times
Posted:
07 Jul 2014

South Sudan

In South Sudan, a Ghost of Wars Past: Child Soldiers

BENTIU, South Sudan — Stretched out on a tarp on the floor of a makeshift hospital on a dirt road outside this town, a soldier in a leg cast was laughing and joking with other wounded…

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News and Press Release
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NY Times
Posted:
09 Jun 2014

South Sudan + 1 more

Sudan’s Lost Boys Are Drawn Into War at Home

AWERIAL, South Sudan — When Jacob Atem was just a young boy, his parents were killed during the long war for independence from Sudan, and he found himself among the legions of orphaned children known as…

Format:
News and Press Release
Source:
NY Times
Posted:
06 Jan 2014

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