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30,000 South Sudanese remain in displacement camps behind rebel lines

In this week's edition: 30,000 South Sudanese remain in displacement camps behind rebel lines; South Africa enters a recession for the first time in eight years; and in Mali, physicians turn to technology to treat patients remotely.

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30,000 South Sudanese remain in displacement camps behind rebel lines. Many stayed hoping to look after the crops and cattle that are their livelihoods. But as the violence and instability continue, many have run out of food in areas where delivery of aid is politically charged.

Also, South Africa enters a recession for the first time in eight years, piling pressure on a government facing corruption allegations and credit downgrades.

And in Mali, where doctors are scarce, physicians have turned to technology to treat patients remotely. One foundation is part-financing the test programme, and claims that results so far have been "promising".

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