Author Archives: Jason Straziuso

  • US Family Protects 10 Orphans in S. Sudan Camp

    MALAKAL, South Sudan (AP) — The eyes of the American parents living at a United Nations camp alongside thousands of South Sudanese refugees fill with tears as they describe their options: Remain and risk another rebel assault or fly to safety, leaving behind the 10 orphans who call the ...

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  • Fear Pulses Through Crowded S. Sudan Refugee Camp

    JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The women and girls leave the main United Nations refugee camp here during the day. The men do not. To exit is to risk death, they say. Whether true or not, such claims show the level of fear that pulses through the main U.N. camp for internally displaced people ...

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  • Mandela on Life Support as Family Grave Restored

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Nelson Mandela is being kept alive by a breathing machine and faces "impending death," court documents show, as his family gravesite was restored Thursday. Mandela's health is "perilous" and he is being kept alive by life support, according to ...

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  • Kenya Final Vote Total: Kenyatta Has 50.03 Pct

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's election commission has announced final vote tallies from the country's presidential vote, and Deputy Prime Minster appears to have won with 50.03 percent of the vote. Getting over the 50 percent mark was crucial to avoid a run-off with Prime Minister ...

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  • Boy Fighters of Somalia Warn of Al-Shabab Cruelty

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The former al-Shabab foot soldiers assigned to a drab cement housing bloc are young — too young. One is only 9, yet they were enforcers of harsh edicts from Islamist militants who are preventing thousands of Somalis from escaping famine. The Associated ...

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