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Ugandan Tribal King Arrested over d...

Ugandan Tribal King Arrested over deadly Clashes Kill 55 People

KAMPALA – Ugandan police stormed the palace of a tribal king and arrested him Sunday, November 27, after fierce clashes between security forces and a separatist militia they believe is linked to him killed 55, police said. King Charles Wesley Mumbere of the Rwenzururu kingdom will be charged with... FULL STORY »

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Nuer Community Development Service in the United States Condemns Kenyan Gov...

NEBRASKA – In a strong worded letter seen by the Upper Nile Times today November 11, 2016, and signed by Simon Khot Hoth, the Secretary of Nuer Community Development Service (NCDS), the Nuer Community expressed their dismay saying “we are writing to express our strongest condemnation and... FULL STORY »

Sudan’s Defence Minister Vow to Ent...

Sudan’s Defence Minister Vow to Enter South Sudan if Juba Doesn’t turn Suda...

Khartoum – Sudan’s defence minister fired a warning shot at Juba on Saturday calling for an immediate expulsion of Sudanese rebels from South Sudan territory or else. “Sudan will go inside South Sudan and look for them,” the defense minister said. According to state owned Sudan Media... FULL STORY »

PRESS RELEASE: JMEC declare their J...

PRESS RELEASE: JMEC declare their Juba office as operational

Juba: JMEC secretariats have declared that they have fully resumed work in Juba after many weeks away from south sudan. read the press release... FULL STORY »

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Ethiopia

Gaajaak Massacre – The Death Toll From Raid Rises to 208; 1...

GAMBELA – The death toll from a raid carried out by South Sudanese gunmen in western Ethiopia has risen to 208 people and the assailants kidnapped 108 children, an Ethiopian official said on... FULL STORY »

“I feel like a president…I have never ...

MALAKAL – Chairman of Joint Monintoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) President Festus Mogae has applauded the reception he was accorded... FULL STORY »

The Fire Within: Written by Nyabuoy Gatbel

CALGARY – Born in refugee camp and grew up till the age of 8, Nyabuay Gatbel Puoch was one of a privileged young lady who has shown light into to the... FULL STORY »

President Bashir in Gambella for Annual Ethiopian Natio...

GAMBELLA – Sudanese strongman, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Al -Bashir arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia this morning to attend an annual Ethiopian event used... FULL STORY »

PRESS RELEASE: IOM Ethiopia Evacuates South Sudanese fr...

GAMBELLA – IOM Ethiopia restarted its evacuation of South Sudanese refugees from the Gambella border to camps inside the country this week. Some 571... FULL STORY »

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Kenya

Kenyan blogger jailed for abusing President Uhuru Kenyatta

Nairobi – A Kenyan blogger will serve a maximum of two years behind bars for hate speech aimed at the sitting President Uhuru Kenyatta. The sentence composed of 1 year behind bars or Ksh200,000... FULL STORY »

Deadly Attack in Northwest Kenya kills 8 policemen...

NAIROBI, Kenya — Heavily armed Gunmen have killed at least 8 Kenyan policemen in an ambush attack occurred on Saturday in Turkana county in the... FULL STORY »

Uganda Sends Fresh Troops to Somalia in an effort to st...

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has started sending 2,700 new troops to war-torn Somalia, a military spokesman said on Tuesday, as African Union peacekeeping troops... FULL STORY »

Kenyan Soldiers kill over 80 Al shabab militants in Som...

NAIROBI, Kenya – Kenya’s military confirmed on Friday its soldiers who are part of the AMISOM and Somalia National Army (SNA) killed more than 80... FULL STORY »

Grenade Attack in Garissa restaurant Injures Eight

GARISSA, Kenya – A grenade attack on a popular restaurant in Kenyan’s northeastern border city of Garissa has wounded at least 8 people on... FULL STORY »

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Uganda

Fight Erupts Over Million Dollar Training Deal in Uganda

KAJJANSI, Uganda – A secret operation by security contractors based in Uganda has been underway training fighters, comprising Ugandans and South Sudanese, to fight in the South Sudan war, The... FULL STORY »

Africa must quit ICC, the agents of the West ̵...

NAIROBI – Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has called on all African countries to simultaneously quit the International Criminal Court... FULL STORY »

UGANDA denied having urged South Sudan rebels to drop t...

KAMPALA – A Ugandan senior official has categorically denied recent reports that President Museveni has told the SPLM in Opposition leaders on a recent... FULL STORY »

President Museveni met SPLM in Opposition delegation

KAMPALA – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has on Thursday met with the senior officials of the SPLM in Opposition to discuss peaceful means to resolve... FULL STORY »

South Sudanese Seek a Chance to Live Without Fear

ADJUMANI DISTRICT, Uganda — Peter sat in the shade of a large tree in northern Uganda’s Adjumani district, still terrified that the violence he and his... FULL STORY »

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New Scientific studies offer new hope for HIV/AIDS patients in Africa

WALL STREET JOURNAL:  Policy makers and researchers have been struggling to stop thousands of teenage girls and young women in Africa from becoming infected with HIV every year. Now, three... FULL STORY »

Ethiopia will deploy to south sudan as soon as next week depending on the orders from IGAD...

Gambella – An ethiopian General in the border town of Gambella has disclosed that his country is ready to deploy the IGAD intervention forces to South Sudan as soon as possible. Gen... FULL STORY »

The Future of Journalism in Africa

TheSTAR – In early 2016, ninety journalists at daily newspapers across Canada lost their jobs. At broadcasters, the story was no different: at least 600 jobs lost across the sector in... FULL STORY »

The UN Deputy Special Representative Applauds the Appointment of H.E. Hussein Mar Nyuot, M...

JUBA – Although the Transitional Government of National Unity has been approached with disbelieve, the congratulatory message from one of the special envoys in the Country extended to... FULL STORY »

Ethiopian army launching huge military offensive inside South Sud...

GAMBELLA – A huge and heavily armed Ethiopian troops backed up by elite Gambella police units have forcefully entered deep into South Sudan in a mission to rescue about 120 kids abducted last... FULL STORY »

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