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August 11, 2023

Reuters: Sudanese woman in trouser case banned from travel. Sudan has barred Lubna Hussein, a woman who faces 40 lashes for wearing trousers in violation of decency laws, from traveling abroad, she said Tuesday. Hussein said she tried to leave for Lebanon Tuesday after a television channel asked her to appear in a program there. "It emerged when I tried to get an exit visa that my name was on a blacklist," she told Reuters. "There is no way to get out of Sudan." Hussein was arrested at a party in July and, with 12 other women, charged with being indecently dressed.

AFP: Hunger drives civilians back to south Sudan killing fields. A massacre in April sent thousands of residents of this south Sudan district fleeing into the swampy wastes of the upper Nile. Last week, hunger drove them back into the clutches of the gunmen."What else could we do?" asked pregnant 20-year-old Nyakong Gatwech. "The food the United Nations gave us is too little for all the family." Officials estimate at least 185 people, mostly women, were killed in a second raid on August 2 by a militia force of dozens of fighters. The massacre was one of the deadliest single outbreaks of violence in the still largely lawless south of Sudan since a 2005 peace agreement ended two decades of civil war.

IRIN: Sudan: Tensions high, food short in Akobo. Tensions have remained high in Akobo County of Jonglei State, Southern Sudan, a week after inter-ethnic clashes left at least 185 people, mainly women and children, dead. "The Murle have attacked us, and the Jikany [Nuer] are stopping the boats from getting to us," John Tut, a Lou Nuer in Akobo said. Amid warnings of possible retaliatory raids, aid workers are also pointing to rising levels of malnutrition following significant displacement of people and the blocking of river access routes.

BBC: Horrors of South Sudan massacre. The attack on 2 August was carried out by fighters from the Murle ethnic group in the remote region of Jongeli state. It was one of the worst single outbreaks of violence in South Sudan since the end of the civil war four years ago. These kind of attacks are becoming increasingly common in the troubled south, a region still recovering from decades of war with the north. It was one of Africa's longest conflicts. The United Nations say that more have died in the south in recent months from violence than in the war-torn western region of Darfur.

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