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UN appointed a most feared Netherla...

UN appointed a most feared Netherland General to investigate deadly July cl...

UNMEDIA – The Secretary-General today announced the appointment of Major General (retired) Patrick Cammaert of The Netherlands to lead an independent Special Investigation into the violence in Juba, South Sudan, in July 2016, and the response of the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). The... FULL STORY »

New Scientific studies offer new ho...

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 new studies help explain the persistent high rate of infection among them and what might be done to reduce... FULL STORY »

Ethiopia will deploy to south sudan...

Ethiopia will deploy to south sudan as soon as next week depending on the o...

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 Fikadu Meskel, one of the generals recently deployed to South Sudan to rescue more than 100 Ethiopian kids... FULL STORY »

The Future of Journalism in Africa

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 the first quarter alone. The Canadian Media Guild reported 10,000 jobs cut from the print and broadcast... FULL STORY »

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I want Salva Kiir to come to Addis and pick up where we left off ...

ADDIS ABABA – South Sudan’s SPLM-i-O leader, Dr Riek Machar has called on his opponent in South Sudan civil conflict Salva Kiir to come to Addis Ababa and “kick off from where the... FULL STORY »

Interim period agreed for 3 years: Taban

BAHIR DAR – The head of the negotiation for the SPLM in Opposition, Mr #taban deng Gai has stressed that delegates at the peace talks in Addis... FULL STORY »

The Inter Governmental Authority for Development –...

UNT – Regional politics at Inter Governmental Authority for Development – IGAD is a dirty rotten game played by the so-called “big... FULL STORY »

IGAD peace summit stalled over Salva Kiir and Dr Riek M...

ADDIS ABABA – The weeklong awaited summit of the IGAD states and government that concluded today (Monday) didn’t deliver as expected, as both warring... FULL STORY »

Kiir arrives in Addis Ababa for peace talks

ADDIS ABABA – The president of South Sudan, Salva kiir Mayardiit has this afternoon arrived in Addis for another face to face talks with the rebel... FULL STORY »

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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 Wednesday evening, police said. Zippora... FULL STORY »

Kenyan pilot held by South Sudan rebels in Jonglei...

JUBA – The Kenyan pilot who was last month held by the rebels belonging to Dr Riek Machar was yesterday released and taken to the custody of... FULL STORY »

Al Shabaab claims deadly Kenya coast shooting

NAIROBI – heavily armed Somali militant group, the al shabaab stormed into the town of Mpeketoni, near the coastal island and popular tourist resort of... FULL STORY »

President Kiir’s son while drunk assaulted his sister

DAILY NATION: South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s son was arrested in Nairobi for assaulting a family member while drunk. He was, however, released from... FULL STORY »

7 SPLM political detainees flew to Addis Ababa to join ...

NAIROBI – the 7 SPLM political detainees freed last month by the government of South Sudan have this evening flew to the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa... FULL STORY »

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Uganda

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 family left behind will catch up with... FULL STORY »

Museveni brushes off any chances of Ugandan troops...

KAMPALA – Ugandan President Yowei Museveni has today brushed off calls by some members of IGAD states and international community to withdraw... FULL STORY »

Uganda embassy issue security alert for Yei – Yam...

JUBA – The Uganda embassy in Juba have issued what they say as a level one security alert to all passengers along the Yei and Yambio road in the western... FULL STORY »

Deadly Ebola vaccines Will Not be developed , Scientist...

KAMPALA – Scientists dealing with the researching of the deadly  ebola virus claimed that vaccines dealing with the prevention of the infectious ebola... FULL STORY »

Ugandan traders file a lawsuit against Government of So...

KAMPALA – A group of 24 Ugandan companies under their umbrella organisation; Uganda South Sudan Grain Traders and Suppliers Association have lodged a... FULL STORY »

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Gaajaak Massacre – The Death Toll From Raid Rises to 208; 108 Children Kidnapped

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... FULL STORY »

16 arrested SPLMIO media team still in detention and in squalid condition despite GoreR...

JUBA – The 16 recently arrested media team of the splm in opposition have not been released as the National security services announced and still in squalid and unhumanly condition 24... FULL STORY »

Machar’s arrival in Juba pushed to April 18

PAGAK, South Sudan – The leader of the SPLMIO and First Vice President Dr Riek Machar will not come to Juba on 12 of April as requested in the timetable of JMEC, according to a senior... FULL STORY »

Hallelujah! God is great. Our God is Faithful! – Ruto reacted to ICC freedom

“Hallelujah! God is great. Our God is Faithful.” This is how Deputy President William Ruto reacted after the International Criminal Court (ICC) declared a mistrial in the case facing... FULL STORY »

More elephant killings in South Sudan casts doubts over the futur...

When a few months ago 15 elephant carcasses were found, their tusks cut out, questions were being raised about South Sudan’s commitment to wildlife conservation, given that the country has not... FULL STORY »

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