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For years, the death toll of #SouthSudan's civil war has been guesswork, with many repeating an estimate put out in the 1st year of "over 50,000." This new study puts the toll, in Year 5, at almost 400,000. (Thread)
The study, by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine w US funding via @USIP, suggests a conservative est. of over 382,000 "excess deaths" as a result of the conflict. Roughly half of these were due to violence, the rest due to disease & reduced access to healthcare.
The study found that most of the excess deaths occurred in the NE (Greater Upper Nile) and the south (the Equatorias), and that the majority killed were adult males, but also women & children.
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This retraction by @AlJazeera actually raises more questions than answers, and to my mind at least, brings to the fore, the fact that our Federal Republic of Anyhowness, has gone global...
Yesterday, asides @AlJazeera_World, other news outlets, including the Twitter only news outlet, @spectatorindex said that #Nigeria's ambassador had attended the opening of the American Embassy in #Jerusalem.
Isreali outlets such at @TimesofIsrael and @HamodiaIL also ran with the news. @haaretzcom actually went so far as to publish an infograph that included #Nigeria's name as one of the country's "celebrating with them" on the grand new opening...
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#thread on #SouthSudan & @just1nlynch story which you must read. Tweet equivalent of standing on a table w megaphone apnews.com/6d16a08f5b1d45…
#SouthSudan has blocked access to dozens of journos. Few get in, do good work. This by Justin is probably the best apnews.com/6d16a08f5b1d45…
Those of us who cover region know massive devastation underway in #SouthSudan but can't access. This matters apnews.com/6d16a08f5b1d45…
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