Amazing New York Times video

Born Too Soon in a Country at War. Their Only Hope? This South Sudan Clinic. Video and article by Kassie Bracken and Megan Specia https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/28/multimedia/south-sudan-babies.html  

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Shocking photos – taken at the risk of life

“It’s the only water that we have.” South Sudanese are forced to use water that they know has been contaminated with oil wastes – often from rain fall washing pollutants into rivers How uncaring can you get? Over the last few years, oil companies in South Sudan have simply abandoned facilities – and these environmental time-bombs are now exploding Shocking photo – one taken at the risk of life. This pit is full of lead, barium, salts and other oil wastes – which will make their way into South Sudan’s water and on to its land – and thus into

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#Hagana Official Music Video by #Anataban

Check out the Music Video for the song #Hagana by #Anataban artists. “Hagana” is the Arabic word for “it’s ours’ and is a call for the youth and citizens of #SouthSudan to claim back their country and transform it from the current state of violence, poverty and hardship to country with a future of peace, prosperity and justice. #JunubdeHagana

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Healing the pain through comedy

By Waakhe Simon Wudu Mading Ngor’s childhood was spent fleeing the massacre that wiped out his village and killed his father, and then surviving the ensuing ten bitterly-hard years as a child refugee. One of his remedies for fixing South Sudan would seem surprising, especially in view of his own harrowing childhood: comedy. “We looked for the one thing that could build bridges across the deep divides that rack our country, and we came up with comedy,” says Mading. And specifically, neighboring Kenya’s Eric Omondi, whose international popularity recently earned him a star turn on Jimmy Fallon’s Tonight Show. Read the

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Sign of Hope’s press conference

The press conference in Berlin: eyewitness reports of horrible environmental contamination, new and scary victim totals. Held on April 18th in Berlin, Sign of Hope’s press conference produced shocking revelations on Big Oil’s contamination of water, lives and the environment in South Sudan. The speakers were:  Reimund Reubelt, Chairperson, Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. Klaus Stieglitz, Vice-Chairperson, Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope e.V. Nnimmo Bassey, Oilwatch, Hero of the Environment, Right Livelihood Award laureate (Alternative Nobel Prize) Bior K. Bior, Nile Institute of Environmental Health, South Sudan

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