In South Sudan, $40 buys a boat ride to safety – but little else

By Katy Migiro | Tue, 7 Jan 2014 13:52 PM
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NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As South Sudanese government and rebel forces fight for control of the strategic town of Bor, civilians lucky enough to have money pay about $40 to cross the River Nile and escape the fighting.

They cross at night to avoid being mistaken for rebels and shot at.

The boats take them to Awerial, a small settlement on the far bank that is hosting almost 90,000...

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