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Oxfam faces South Sudan abuse claim as sex scandal widens

Scandal-hit British charity Oxfam was reeling Tuesday after fresh claims of sexual assault and cover-up in South Sudan, as Haiti’s president condemned the behaviour of some of its staff in his country as “undignified and dishonest”. Helen Evans, former global head of safeguarding, also warned of assaults on children volunteering in Oxfam’s hundreds of high-street charity shops in Britain. She accused senior managers of failing to act, heaping pressure on chief executive Mark Goldring just hours after his deputy…

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Time is running out for South Sudan

      South Sudan leaders are back to the negotiating table in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in an effort led by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) seeking to end the conflict, now in its fifth year. Donors and development partners have warned that this High Level Revitalisation Forum is the last chance for lasting peace. Should these talks aimed at the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan fail, there is a real danger South Sudan leaders are…

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South African adviser to South Sudan rebels could face death penalty

By Denis Dumo A South African on trial in South Sudan could face the death penalty if found guilty of charges including conspiracy to overthrow the government and supplying weapons, his lawyer said on Tuesday, a day after his co-defendant was sentenced to death. South African national William John Endley served as an advisor to rebel leader Riek Machar, whose forces have been fighting those loyal to President Salva Kiir in a civil war since 2013. On Monday South…

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In South Sudan, civil war drives more children onto the streets, into work

 In the capital Juba, up to 3,000 children live on the street, and that number is increasing daily By Stefanie Glinski When Malit ran away from home a year ago, he didn’t know he would be eating from the garbage and sleeping rough. But the 12-year-old insists life on the streets of Aweil, a city in South Sudan’s northwest, is better than the one he left. “My father left us and moved to Sudan and my mother wasn’t able…

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ANC decides to remove Zuma as South African president

South Africa’s ruling party decided on Tuesday to sack Jacob Zuma as head of state, two sources said, after marathon talks over the fate of a leader whose scandal-plagued years in power darkened and divided Nelson Mandela’s post-apartheid ‘Rainbow Nation’. The decision by the African National Congress’s (ANC) national executive followed 13 hours of tense deliberations and one, short face-to-face exchange between Zuma and his presumed successor, deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa. Zuma, a polygamous Zulu traditionalist with no formal…

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