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U.N. human rights chief blasts South Sudan's leaders as famine looms
U.N. human rights chief blasts South Sudan's leaders as famine looms

Famine looms in South Sudan. The planting season is already half over, with terrified farmers scattered far from home because of fighting. But the country's leaders seem unconcerned about the impending catastrophe, the United Nations' top human rights official said Wednesday. In meetings this week with the leaders of feuding political camps, rights chief Navi Pillay called for a 30-day truce to allow people to return and plant crops. Both men, she said, offered the same lukewarm response and the same excuse: They don't trust each other. "I was appalled by the apparent lack of concern about the risk of famine displayed by both leaders when I raised the issue,"...

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