[Sudan Tribune]Juba -South Sudan government admitted on Tuesday that its forces had lost control of Unity state's Mayom county to anti-government rebels led by the country's former vice-president, Riek Machar.
[IRIN]Kano -Security fears, a lack of humanitarian actors on the ground and a perception that Nigeria's government can handle its crises without help, are leaving many of the thousands displaced by Boko Haram violence in the northeast short of food, with little to no access to health care or basics like clean water and blankets.
[AlertNet]James Mulbah knows how forests work. After fleeing Liberia's civil war, aged seven, he and his family lived as refugees in a forest village in Guinea for the next eight years, reliant on the environment for food, medicine and fuel. The trained sociologist is now putting that knowledge to good use in his native country.