Top of the Morning: Militia Attacks UN Base in South Sudan

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Militants attack UN Base Sheltering IDPs in South Sudan…There are about 70,000 IDPs who have sought refuge inside UN compounds since fighting erupted in South Sudan late last year. Yesterday, one of the compounds was assaulted by a militia group, resulting in two deaths. Who is this group?The White Army, a youth militia band loosely aligned with the South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar.What Happened? ‘The U.N. Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said in a statement that an armed mob forced entry to the U.N. compound in Bor, the capital of Jonglei state, and “opened fire on the internally displaced persons sheltering inside the base.” Why Bor?  It’s a hotly contested town in an oil producing region. The city has changed hands several times in the fighting, with civilians caught in the middle.Deeper Dive: VOA

Free At Last!  Five aid workers, including four with the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, who were kidnapped in northern Mali were rescued in a daring pre-dawn raid by French special forces.

Polio Alert: After being free of polio for nearly 15 years, Equatorial Guinea has two cases of the disease. (NPR