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Thousands Risk Starvation Amid Nile...

Thousands Risk Starvation Amid Nile Blockade

JUBA – Aid agencies say thousands of civilians in South Sudan’s Upper Nile state face starvation after the government blocked aid groups from using the Nile River to deliver relief food. The river is a transportation lifeline in a country with few all-weather roads or airstrips, but it... FULL STORY »

Fight Erupts Over Million Dollar Tr...

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 Independent has learnt.  The training is reportedly part of a deal worth millions of dollars between... FULL STORY »

PRESS RELEASE: IOM Ethiopia Evacuat...

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 Burbiey. The camp-to-camp relocations, which have moved over 40,000 people, are designed to relocate people from... FULL STORY »

South Africa Decriminalises Consens...

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 adopted the revised changes to the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill that... FULL STORY »

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Fierce fighting in Southern Somalia leaves 55 dead

MOGADISHU, Somalia — At least 55 people have been killed on Saturday in a deadly battle between Al Qaeda-affiliated Al shabab militants and Somalia’s Jubbaland militia backed by Kenyan... 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... FULL STORY »

Deadly Attack in Northwest Kenya kills 8 policemen, 12 ...

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 »

Burkina Faso’s President ‘Ousted’ as Military chi...

OUAGADOUGOUO, Burkina Faso – Thousands of people took to the streets of Ouagadougou, (Burkina Faso’s Capital) on Friday demanding President Blaise... 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 »

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UN Security Council Passes Sanctions Regime Against South Sudan

NEW YORK – The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution Tuesday creating a system to impose sanctions on those blocking peace in South Sudan, hoping it will press rival... FULL STORY »

SECRETARY KERRY: Salva Kiir and Riek Machar Must Put the Interest of Their People Above Th...

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY SECRETARY KERRY March 2, 2015 Secretary Kerry on South Sudan Negotiations The warring parties in South Sudan must seize the current and final round of... FULL STORY »

I want Salva Kiir to come to Addis and pick up where we left off – Dr. Riek Machar T...

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... FULL STORY »

500,000 Kenyan Women Sterilized

NAIROBI – Catholic Church released a report stating approximately 500,000 women may never bear children after being injected with a contaminated tetanus vaccine in 2014 Catholic... FULL STORY »

International NGOs Appealed to Regional Leaders to End South Suda...

NAIROBI – A coalition of international NGOs called on regional leaders and donors to redouble efforts to push for a lasting peace agreement that can transform the country from destruction to... FULL STORY »

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