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The Fire Within: Written by Nyabuoy...

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 outside world.  Her poetry book “The Fire Within” is one of the most magnificent books you would ever like to read. The most interesting... FULL STORY »

President Bashir in Gambella for An...

President Bashir in Gambella for Annual Ethiopian Nationalities Celebration

GAMBELLA – Sudanese strongman, Field Marshall Omar Hassan Al -Bashir arrived in Gambella, Ethiopia this morning to attend an annual Ethiopian event used to celebrate the beauty and togetherness of Ethiopian nationalities. President Bashir is accompanied by high level Sudanese military... FULL STORY »

UN: 16,000 Children in South Sudan ...

UN: 16,000 Children in South Sudan Forced into Fighting This Year

GENEVA: Up to 16,000 children have been forced to join the fighting in South Sudan since the start of this year, the United Nations children’s agency (UNICEF) said Friday. Despite an peace agreement in August, fighting continues to rage in the two-year civil conflict in the world’s youngest... FULL STORY »

Economic Distress in South Sudan to...

Economic Distress in South Sudan to Hurt Kenyan Banks, IMF

NAIROBI – Lower growth rates across East Africa and turmoil in South Sudan will have an adverse impact on the performance of Kenyan banks, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has warned. The IMF which has revised Kenya’s Economic growth from 6.9 per cent to 6.5 per cent says cross border... FULL STORY »

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South Sudan and rebels signed a ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA – South Sudan government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Dr Riek Machar signed a ceasefire this afternoon in the Ethiopian capital city of Addis Ababa to bring to an end... FULL STORY »

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will attend late ...

ADDIS ABABA – Ethiopia will hold a state funeral on September 2 for late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi, who died on Monday after more than 21... FULL STORY »

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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... FULL STORY »

PRESS RELEASE: IOM Ethiopia Evacuates South Sudanese from Gambella Border

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

South Africa Decriminalises Consensual Sex Between Teens

CAPE TOWN – A controversial South African bill that allows adolescents to consent to sexual acts with each other has been signed into law The South African National Assembly yesterday... FULL STORY »

18 Kenyan students to commit suicide this month if Obama fails to visit them

NAIROBI – President Obama’s first visit to Kenya, the birthplace of his father, become a sensation among Kenyan. In May, Felix Kiprono, a lawyer in Nairobi, Kenya, had his eye on... FULL STORY »

South Sudan Rebel Downed the Helicopter Gunship, Second Chopper n...

MALAKAL – As more defections rocked Juba – Faction under General Salva Kiir, Kiir’s Chief of Staff, Gen Paul Malong Awan rushed to Uganda for help. Chief of staff, Gen Paul Malong Awan on... FULL STORY »

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