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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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Rebels and IGAD mediators trade blames over collapse of peace tal...

ADDIS ABABA – South Sudan rebels also known as the SPLM in Opposition and IGAD mediation team in Addis Ababa are at loggerheads over who to blame for the collapse of peace talks that was... FULL STORY »

IGAD is confident of a new and inclusive South Sud...

ADDIS ABAB – IGAD secretariats and members of mediators team in Addis Ababa have a renewed confidence about the formation of an interim... FULL STORY »

IGAD Welcomes Peace & Reconciliation Platform

JUBA – The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has welcomed the formation and launch of the National Platform for Peace and Reconciliation... FULL STORY »

Dr Riek Machar and President Kiir signed a deal to end ...

ADDIS ABABA – Former Vice Vice President of South Sudan and the leader of the SPLM in Opposition Dr Riek Machar and his former boss President Salva Kiir... FULL STORY »

South Sudanese soldier gunned down after killing an Eth...

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia – A dangerously armed SPLA (Sudan People’s Liberation Army) soldier was yesterday killed in the Ethiopian region of Gambella... FULL STORY »

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

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 to participate in the ongoing peace... FULL STORY »

President Kiir releases 7 political prisoners to K...

NAIROBI – South Sudan President Salva Kiir Mayardiit has today released the 7 political detainees he and his government promised to release to... FULL STORY »

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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 future of wildlife

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... FULL STORY »

“I feel like a president…I have never been received l...

MALAKAL – Chairman of Joint Monintoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) President Festus Mogae has applauded the reception he was accorded with by residents and IDPs of Malakal town of Upper... FULL STORY »

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