Nick Turse
doctorswithoutborders:

South Sudan: “What We Are Facing Is An Extremely Serious Situation”
About 100,000 refugees fleeing the fighting in the Sudanese state of Blue Nile have taken refuge in Maban County in South Sudan. In the camp of Batil, home to 34,000 people, malnutrition is increasing. More than 1,000 children have been admitted to Doctors Without Borders’ nutritional programs, and the number continues to rise as the humanitarian response struggles to keep up with the needs.
Photo:A child is examined for symptoms of malnutrition at Jamam refugee camp in Upper Nile State. South Sudan 2012 © Robin Meldrum/MSF

doctorswithoutborders:

South Sudan: “What We Are Facing Is An Extremely Serious Situation”

About 100,000 refugees fleeing the fighting in the Sudanese state of Blue Nile have taken refuge in Maban County in South Sudan. In the camp of Batil, home to 34,000 people, malnutrition is increasing. More than 1,000 children have been admitted to Doctors Without Borders’ nutritional programs, and the number continues to rise as the humanitarian response struggles to keep up with the needs.

Photo:A child is examined for symptoms of malnutrition at Jamam refugee camp in Upper Nile State.
South Sudan 2012 © Robin Meldrum/MSF

Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Pentagon has set up bases all over Africa, in places like Nzara, South Sudan; Manda Bay, Kenya; and Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.  In my latest article, I’ve tried to map out these American outposts and the shadow supply network, which the military privately calls “the New Spice Route,” that has been created to service them.  The Pentagon told me that its operations in Africa were small and limited in nature.  My research suggests otherwise.  Check out the full story here. 

Photos: U.S. aircraft, including fighter-bombers, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Thanks Google!

Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Pentagon has set up bases all over Africa, in places like Nzara, South Sudan; Manda Bay, Kenya; and Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.  In my latest article, I’ve tried to map out these American outposts and the shadow supply network, which the military privately calls “the New Spice Route,” that has been created to service them.  The Pentagon told me that its operations in Africa were small and limited in nature.  My research suggests otherwise.  Check out the full story here. 

Photos: U.S. aircraft, including fighter-bombers, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Thanks Google!

Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Pentagon has set up bases all over Africa, in places like Nzara, South Sudan; Manda Bay, Kenya; and Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.  In my latest article, I’ve tried to map out these American outposts and the shadow supply network, which the military privately calls “the New Spice Route,” that has been created to service them.  The Pentagon told me that its operations in Africa were small and limited in nature.  My research suggests otherwise.  Check out the full story here. 

Photos: U.S. aircraft, including fighter-bombers, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Thanks Google!

Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Pentagon has set up bases all over Africa, in places like Nzara, South Sudan; Manda Bay, Kenya; and Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.  In my latest article, I’ve tried to map out these American outposts and the shadow supply network, which the military privately calls “the New Spice Route,” that has been created to service them.  The Pentagon told me that its operations in Africa were small and limited in nature.  My research suggests otherwise.  Check out the full story here. 

Photos: U.S. aircraft, including fighter-bombers, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Thanks Google!

Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Pentagon has set up bases all over Africa, in places like Nzara, South Sudan; Manda Bay, Kenya; and Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.  In my latest article, I’ve tried to map out these American outposts and the shadow supply network, which the military privately calls “the New Spice Route,” that has been created to service them.  The Pentagon told me that its operations in Africa were small and limited in nature.  My research suggests otherwise.  Check out the full story here. 

Photos: U.S. aircraft, including fighter-bombers, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Thanks Google!

Secret Wars, Secret Bases, and the Pentagon’s “New Spice Route” in Africa

Unbeknownst to most Americans, the Pentagon has set up bases all over Africa, in places like Nzara, South Sudan; Manda Bay, Kenya; and Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.  In my latest article, I’ve tried to map out these American outposts and the shadow supply network, which the military privately calls "the New Spice Route," that has been created to service them.  The Pentagon told me that its operations in Africa were small and limited in nature.  My research suggests otherwise.  Check out the full story here. 

Photos: U.S. aircraft, including fighter-bombers, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.  Thanks Google!

thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the Day: Rubkona, South Sudan. April 23rd. This stunning captured moment shows a Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier taking cover as Sudanese warplanes carry out airstrikes against the newly independent South Sudan. Rubkona is near the southern oil town Bentiu, where three people died on Monday. 
Check out: Some other unbelievable photography from the Sudanese conflict, many by the very talented Goran Tomasevic.
Credit: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters. Via.
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thepoliticalnotebook:

Picture of the DayRubkona, South Sudan. April 23rd. This stunning captured moment shows a Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) soldier taking cover as Sudanese warplanes carry out airstrikes against the newly independent South Sudan. Rubkona is near the southern oil town Bentiu, where three people died on Monday. 

Check out: Some other unbelievable photography from the Sudanese conflict, many by the very talented Goran Tomasevic.

Credit: Goran Tomasevic/Reuters. Via.

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South Sudanese wait outside their tent at Andalus camp during a visit by  UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres in Khartoum, Sudan  January 11, 2012. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

South Sudanese wait outside their tent at Andalus camp during a visit by UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antonio Guterres in Khartoum, Sudan January 11, 2012.
REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

crisisgroup:

Hereward Holland and Aaron Maasho

South Sudan’s oil output is on track to be more than halved as it moves toward a full shutdown, an official said on Wednesday, one day after the country signed a deal to build a new export pipeline through Kenya rather than its old civil war foe Sudan.