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A woman waits to be registered at a food distribution centre run by the United Nations World Food Programme in Thonyor, Leer state, South Sudan. Reuters/Siegfried Modola

How South Sudan’s warlords triggered extreme hunger in a land of plenty

Nearly half of South Sudan's population could be severely food insecure and at risk of death in the coming months because of the avoidable acts of civil war in a land of plenty.
Nigerian former sex worker “Beauty” at a social support centre for trafficked girls near Catania in Italy. Reuters/Tom Esslemont

How strong family ties play a role in sex trafficking in Nigeria

Nigerian women migrating to Europe are increasingly aware that work hidden in the form of menial jobs is actually sex work, even though they cannot imagine the brutality that comes with it.
Dominic Ongwen, a senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, in a court room in The Hague. Reuters/Peter Dejong

Child victim or brutal warlord? ICC weighs the fate of Dominic Ongwen

Criminal responsibility is a question of answerability; it declares certain actions to be wrong and calls those who are accused of having perpetrated such wrongs to answer for their actions.

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