The sit-in site — the nerve center of the revolution, which had grown into a sprawling commune of art, music, and hope — is now a ghostly pile of ash and rubble patrolled by heavily armed troops.
“I don’t think many people realize how combustible the situation is,” said researcher Rashid Abdi.
“Here, I feel like I can say anything I want.”
It appears that South Sudan’s government is using hunger as a weapon of war against civilians in rebel-held parts of the country.
Some 4.6 million people, or about 40 percent of the country’s population, are expected to experience emergency levels of food insecurity by July amid persistent fighting.
South Sudan's most intense fighting in nearly a year has led to reports of widespread atrocities, and only Mother Nature might be able to intervene.
The Wau Shilluk incident is one of the few large forced recruitment operations to be made public, yet unlike large kidnappings elsewhere in Africa, events in South Sudan have prompted little international outcry.
Eastleigh, a bustling business district in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, is home to thousands of ethnic Somalis—both Kenyan citizens as well as refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia. In recent years, there’s been a trend of underpaid police using anti...