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Child abductions rise amid South Sudan’s grinding civil war

Child abductions rise amid South Sudan’s grinding civil war

It’s been almost two years since Deng Machar’s three young children were abducted from his home and likely sold for cattle. Sitting in South Sudan’s opposition-held town of Akobo, the 35-year-old pointed to the dirt beneath his feet. “They were playing right there,” Machar said. “It would be easier if they were dead because then…

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