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New Delhi, Dec 5: Delegates from eight countries from Africa and the Middle East, who witnessed the assembly elections in India, have sought India's help in taking the electronic voting machine technology to their countries.
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They are also the scene of an impending health emergency: the government of neighbouring South Sudan confirmed last September the appearance of three cases of polio, a dreaded disease which leaves infected children paralysed.
Just back from a visit aimed at keeping the global spotlight on the complex humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, Kyung-Wha Kang, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, said she had sought ways to strengthen partnership and cooperation with regional actors and Governments to help tackle the country's myriad challenges.
"So far in 2013, ICRC staff in Sudan have facilitated the handover of 78 persons: 37 Sudanese armed forces personnel and 36 civilians released by armed opposition groups, and five South Sudanese prisoners of war released by the Sudanese government," said Jean-Christophe Sandoz, head of the ICRC delegation in Sudan.
A farmer and his children plant a field with bean seeds and fertilizer in southern Ethiopia in 2008, a year after severe floods in the country destroyed most of the food crop.
The U.S. Air Force recently awarded AAR Airlift Group Inc., Palm Bay, a $22.7 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity, fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract for dedicated fixed wing services in the Central Africa regions of Uganda, Central Africa Republic, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and South Sudan.
The World Health Organization has confirmed a yellow fever outbreak in South Sudan, which has resulted in 14 deaths so far.
South Sudanese officials have acknowledged support of the United States in helping to train South Sudanese troops and security forces.
Brief description of call: South Sudan, the world's newest country, is rich in natural resources and officially encourages foreign direct investment.
Fighters loyal to the Lord's Resistance Army pose with their rifles inside the forest near River Mbou in the Central African Republic in this handout picture dated April 4, 2012.
The Joint Security Committee of Sudan and South Sudan, meeting in Khartoum on Wednesday reached an understanding on different complaints and claims related to border violations and renewed their commitment to refrain from support and harboring each other's "negative movements".
A young girl with malaria rests in the inpatient ward of the Malualkon Primary Health Care Center in Malualkon, in the South Sudanese state of Northern Bahr el Ghazal, June 1, 2012.
Twelve years have passed since doctors told Monica Julio that she had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
'We are particularly concerned about the limited access to legal representation during trials, including for people sentenced to death,' the spokesperson for the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights , Cecile Pouilly, " http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=14037&LangID=E " told journalists in do not have ... (more)
The Child's Rights and Social Protection Consortium is comprised of influential South Sudanese leaders, including former Cabinet Ministers and Members of Parliament.
On 27 October 2013, the Ngok Dinka community in the disputed Abyei region of Sudan held a unilateral vote to determine whether Abyei would remain part of Sudan or join South Sudan.