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China donates machinery to aid South Sudan's agricultural development | US ends financial assistance to South Sudan, warns of consequences | Gbudue government and SPLA-IO celebrates Peace in Yambio | Deadly Ebola outbreak in Congo puts South Sudan on high alert: U.N | How the United States Kept Arms Flowing into South Sudan |

Physical oil market sends warning to OPEC: Rout might not be over

As OPEC watches a near 15 percent drop in the oil price in three weeks, important indicators in the physical crude market are flashing signals that the decline might be far from over. The warnings come not from the heavily traded futures market, but from less transparent trading activity in crude oil and products markets, where key U.S., European and Russian crude prices have fallen of late, suggesting less robust demand. Benchmark oil futures have plunged in recent days…

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South Sudan Bulldozes Houses in Bor; Residents Flee Fighting in Yei River

  BOR AND YEI TOWN Hundreds of residents of the Jonglei State capital of Bor are sleeping under the stars after local authorities demolished their houses Tuesday to make way for new roads. Residents awoke to the sound of a bulldozer destroying their houses in the Marol area, where many South Sudanese had settled illegally after fighting forced them from their homes. The displaced say they have nowhere to go and want the government to give them land on…

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Aid worker: ‘I was drugged and raped by a fellow humanitarian’

  After being drugged and sexually assaulted by a fellow aid worker, Megan Nobert found the strength to challenge the system. While on a mission for a humanitarian organisation in South Sudan, Megan Nobert was drugged and sexually assaulted by a fellow humanitarian. Given a cocktail of drugs, she blacked out, waking up hours later, naked, alone and violently ill. Here she describes how her experience pushed her to stand up to sexual violence against humanitarian workers, and break…

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