Gregory Warner http://www.kunc.org en Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry http://www.kunc.org/post/escaping-south-sudans-violence-often-means-going-hungry Even in an undeveloped country like South Sudan, Ganyliel can feel like the middle of nowhere: a bunch of tiny islands surrounded by a gigantic swampy floodplain fed by the River Nile during rainy season. To get here, I took a helicopter from the capital, then ditched my sneakers for gumboots. I've waded out into water that's too deep for an SUV and too shallow for a speedboat.<p>I board a canoe made from a hollowed-out palm tree.<p>"This river is very protective to the people of Ganyliel," says my companion in the canoe, Lorjack Riak Lorjack. Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 57514 at http://www.kunc.org Escaping South Sudan's Violence Often Means Going Hungry Nairobi Bombings Are A Sign Of Spreading Militant Influence http://www.kunc.org/post/nairobi-bombings-are-sign-spreading-militant-influence A pair of bombs killed at least 10 people in Kenya's capital on Friday. What do these and a slew of other attacks in Kenya say about the security situation in the country and the region? Sun, 18 May 2014 21:08:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 56673 at http://www.kunc.org Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts http://www.kunc.org/post/nigerian-abductions-part-terrible-pattern-african-conflicts The girls at St. Mary's slept uneasily that night. Rebels were rumored to be nearby and planning an attack. Calls for protection by school administrators to a nearby army outpost went unanswered.<p>By nightfall, all the girls "prayed to God and asked Him to take control of our lives," a 16-year-old would later tell a reporter. During the night, the girls heard boots. Then gunfire. Sat, 17 May 2014 12:22:35 +0000 Gregory Warner 56625 at http://www.kunc.org Nigerian Abductions Part Of A Terrible Pattern In African Conflicts In South Sudan, Peace Sought In Bringing Two Leaders Together http://www.kunc.org/post/south-sudan-peace-sought-bringing-two-leaders-together Transcript <p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>Thousands have been killed in South Sudan since a political dispute devolved into targeted ethnic massacres. Secretary of State John Kerry visited South Sudan today. His trip is aimed at bringing the warring parties face to face to end the conflict. As NPR's Gregory Warner reports, the U.S. has special interest in the country because the United States is behind its political existence.<p>GREGORY WARNER, BYLINE: Arriving in the capital Juba, John Kerry took a moment to recall his last trip to South Sudan on July 9, 2011, the day it became a country. Fri, 02 May 2014 20:21:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 56087 at http://www.kunc.org Kerry Announces Progress Toward Peacekeeping Force In South Sudan http://www.kunc.org/post/kerry-announces-progress-toward-peacekeeping-force-south-sudan Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>From NPR News, this is ALL THINGS CONSIDERED. I'm Audie Cornish.<p>ROBERT SIEGEL, HOST: <p>And I'm Robert Siegel.<p>April was one of the deadliest months in South Sudan since fighting broke out among political and ethnic factions in December. Thousands of people have been killed since the start of the conflict, many solely for their tribal background. Today, Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Africa to accelerate the international effort to restore peace. Thu, 01 May 2014 20:13:00 +0000 Gregory Warner 56039 at http://www.kunc.org