South Sudan

Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on April 9, 2014. Recent conflict in the country has made resources scarce, many civil servants, including teachers, have not received their pay for several months.

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Students take notes during an English language class at the Juba Nabari Primary School, in Juba on Wednesday. Recent conflict in South Sudan has made resources scarce, with many civil servants, including teachers, not receiving their pay for several months.

 Unrest in South Sudan

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Malakal, Upper Nile State 650 km from Juba, is under the controlled of rebels and defected SPLA soldiers loyal to former vice president Riek Machar in South Sudan

A South Sudanese woman rests on a bed together her son in a IDP camp for the Nuer ethnic group inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, South Sudan, on February 27, 2014. War crimes have been committed by all sides in conflict-wracked South Sudan, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, reporting widespread atrocities in weeks of carnage in the world's youngest nation. Thousands have been killed and almost 900,000 forced from their homes by over two months of battles between rebel and government forces, backed by troops from neighbouring Uganda.

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A South Sudanese woman rests on a bed together her son in a IDP camp for the Nuer ethnic group inside the UNMISS compound in Bor, South Sudan, on Thursday.

A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. Around 26.000 South Sudanese IDP's from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the UNMISS compound. Nuer IDP's cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinka's.

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A boy makes his way over a gully in his search for fresh water in the internally displaced person (IDP) Tomping camp for Nuer ethnic group in Juba, South Sudan. About 26,000 South Sudanese IDP’s from Nuer ethnic group are sheltered in a temporary camp inside the Unmiss compound. Nuer ID’s cannot leave the camp due to ethnic tensions with the Dinkas.

Children displaced by the fighting in Bor county, who have just arrived, are standing on the side of a boat in the port in Minkaman

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Children displaced by the fighting in Bor county stand on the side of a boat in the port in Minkaman in South Sudan on Wednesday

People unload the few belongings on January 9, 2014 at Minkammen, South Sudan that they were able to bring with them to the camps. Hundreds of civilians fleeing violence in Bor region arrive at dawn to one of the many small ports that run alongside the camps in Awerial region, having crossed over the Nile River by night. Thousands of exhausted civilians are crowding into the fishing village of Minkammen, a once-tiny riverbank settlement of a few thatch huts 25 kilometres (20 miles) southwest of Bor. Some say they had spent days hiding out in the bush outside Bor as gunmen battled for control of the town, which has exchanged hands three times in the conflict, and remains in rebel control.

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People unload their few belongings on Thursday at Minkammen, South Sudan. Hundreds of civilians fleeing violence in Bor region arrive at one of the many small ports that run alongside the camps in Awerial region, having crossed over the Nile River by night.

One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area "is lined with thousands of people" waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is "is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far".

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One of the few to have a mosquito net, a displaced family who fled the recent fighting between government and rebel forces in Bor by boat across the White Nile, sit under it after waking up in the morning in the town of Awerial, South Sudan. The international Red Cross said Wednesday that the road from Bor to the nearby Awerial area “is lined with thousands of people” waiting for boats so they could cross the Nile River and that the gathering of displaced is “is the largest single identified concentration of displaced people in the country so far”. Read more

A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei...A woman dances as people celebrate referendum results in Abyei October 31, 2013. Permanent residents of the disputed Abyei region overwhelmingly voted to join South Sudan on Thursday in a symbolic referendum that could antagonise heavily armed Arab nomads who drive their livestock through the area and claim it for Sudan.  REUTERS/Andreea Campeanu.

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Residents of Abyei in Sudan celebrate after the results of a referendum showed that the disputed region had voted overwhelmingly to join South Sudan. Read more

Women wait to vote inside a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei...Women wait to vote inside a polling station located in a school during a referendum in the town of Abyei October 28, 2013. Residents of the remote and disputed Abyei border region said they would press ahead with their own referendum on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area

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Women wait to vote in a referendum at a school in the town of Abyei, part of a remote and disputed border region of the same name whose residents are pressing ahead with the poll on whether to join Sudan or South Sudan, despite warnings it could trigger violence in the volatile area Read more