In the Democratic Republic of Congo, the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army cuts a wide swath of terror. Can American troops make a difference?
Above: Boniface Kumbo Nyeki, 14, spent 6 months as a soldier with the LRA and was released when the Ugandan People’s Defence Force (UPDF) attacked their camp. Image by Marcus Bleasdale. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2010.
More images from “The Lord’s Resistance Army: The Hunt for Africa’s Most Wanted.”
“WISCONSIN appears to be in the driver’s seat en route to a win, as it leads 51-10 after the third quarter. Wisconsin added to its lead when Russell Wilson found Jacob Pedersen for an eight-yard touchdown to make the score 44-3 … . ”
Those words began a news brief written within 60 seconds of the end of the third quarter of the Wisconsin-U.N.L.V. football game earlier this month. They may not seem like much — but they were written by a computer.
“…When somebody has been killed somewhere, no matter how much rain falls down, the blood of that person stays where it is…”
In Côte d’Ivoire, what comes next after witnessing a massacre? Video by @PeterDiCampo.
Maikel Nabil Sanad is dying, his family says. The jailed 26-year-old Egyptian blogger has been on a hunger strike for over two weeks to protest his imprisonment.
“Maikel was never afraid,” says his brother Mark, 19. “Since 2005, he wrote many articles against Mubarak and was never arrested, never taken to court. But the first time he writes against the military council, he gets arrested.”
On the ground in Egypt, Sharif Abdel Kouddous has the story »
Above: Nabil Sanad Ibrahim stands next to a poster of his son, Maikel, in front of the Journalists’ Syndicate in Cairo. Image by Sharief Abdel Kouddous. Egypt, 2011.
“… We believed what Qaddafi told us. We believed we would go there and kill everyone.”
Image by Brent Stirton. Western Sahara, 2010.
“Every year it has been dryer and dryer,” says Mohammad Amin, an official at the provincial department of water in Mazar-e-Sharif, the capital of Balkh. “It is not just in Afghanistan—it is happening all over the world. There is less water and no rain.”
Image by Anna Badkhen. Afghanistan, 2011.
Amid tensions, South Sudan will secede tomorrow. In less than five hours, the world will officially see the birth of a new nation (not to mention: a new national anthem)
Also, starting tomorrow, your world map will be out of date. But the good people over at the Guardian Data Blog have you covered.
A backgrounder on the situation in Sudan, and the challenges ahead.
Introducing: a group of indigenous people living in the Brazilian Amazon that no one knew existed.
The Brazilian government’s national Indian foundation confirmed this week that they found a new, ‘unconnected’ tribe living just east of Manaus. Researchers say any contact with the outside world could kill members of the tribe because their bodies are not immune to illnesses like the common cold.
The new discovery comes just two years after longtime Indian researcher, Jose Carlos Meirelles, released photos of another tribe living in the area. The photos show people painted in red paint firing arrows at the helicopter circling above. Al Jazeera has the story.