Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN
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Famine declared in part of South Sudan by government and UN

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Famine has been declared in two counties of South Sudan, according to an announcement by the South Sudan government and three U.N. agencies, which says the calamity is the result of prolonged civil war and an entrenched economic crisis that has devastated the war-torn East African nation. The official classification of … Continue reading

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Uganda: 1 killed in violence ahead of presidential polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — An opposition supporter was fatally shot Monday Feb. 15, in clashes with the police during a campaign event in the capital, the police and a presidential candidate said Tuesday, raising concern over the role of the security forces in tight presidential elections Thursday. Police spokesman Fred Enanga confirmed Tuesday that one civilian … Continue reading