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Thousands in South Sudan Face Starvation Amid Nile Blockade

Thousands of civilians in South Sudan's Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food, aid agencies said Friday. The Nile is a transportation lifeline in a country with few all-weather roads or airstrips, but it currently forms the frontline in Upper Nile between rebel forces on the west side and government forces on the east. Nile transport was “temporarily put on hold” for security purposes because the...

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