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2 hrs ago | Voice of America
South Sudan President Salva Kiir and his Sudanese counterpart Omar Al-Bashir look on during a photo opportunity at the state house in Juba Jan. 6, 2014. South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has officially written to Sudanese President Omar Hassan Al-Bashir proposing talks to deepen bilateral relations and security cooperation, according to Ateny Wek Ateny, South Sudan presidential spokesperson.
9 hrs ago | The Republic
Fourteen women from South Sudan stood in a room full of Indiana University leaders and fellow students from around the world. At the front of the room, Christie Vilsack , senior adviser for international education at the United States Agency for International Development, spoke to those 14 women - all teachers.
14 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
Darfur joint peace mediator, Mohamed Ibn Chambas, proposed to the Peace and Security Council of the African Union to entrust the head of the African Union High Level Implementation Panel with Darfur file. Former South African president Thabo Mbeki now heads the African Union's mediation team for Sudan's Two Areas Chambas made his proposal last Friday in a briefing to AUPSC where he spoke about the recent joint activities undertaken with Thabo Mbeki in line with a previous decision asking them to synchronise their efforts to bring peace in Sudan.
18 hrs ago | In-depth Africa
September 13, 2015 At least six personnel from South Sudan's air force have defected to the rebel faction, opposition sources confirmed on Saturday. Speaking at a press conference held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Saturday, the defected South Sudan army air force members, who included a pilot, declared they were joining the rebel faction led by former vice-president Riek Machar.
A jihadist standing behind David Haines in the video slams the UK's "evil alliance with America", calling the PM a "lapdog". The beheading of British hostage David Haines was in retaliation for David Cameron promising to arm Kurdish fighters in Iraq, says Islamic State.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators stand on the streets waving their "estelada" flags, that symbolizes Catalonia's independence. Photo / AP The autumn of nationalism is finally upon us.
The family of a British aid worker thought to be being held by Islamic militants in Syria has urged his captors to contact them. Islamic State extremists have threatened to kill Mr Haines and have not responded to any of the family's attempts to make contact so far, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office said.
Anadolu Agency: Your Excellency Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, what does the elimination of Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi Godane mean to Somalia and the region? Prime Minister: I feel that, you know, terrorism is a global problem. And therefore, the death of the leader of Al-Shabaab, Ahmed Abdi Godane, means a lot to Somalia, to the neighboring countries as well.
South Sudanese president Salva Kiir has written a letter to his Sudanese counterpart, Omer Hassan al- Bashir, requesting for an official meeting to discuss bilateral and mutual matters, his office disclosed on Friday. South Sudan's president, Salva Kiir, is accompanied by his Sudanese counterpart Omer Hassan al-Bashir after arriving at Khartoum Airport on 5 April 2014 "President Salva Kiir has written a letter seeking a meeting with the Sudanese president on bilateral and mutual issues.
Since the Intergovernmental Authority on Development assembly of heads of states and governments held in Nairobi on 27th December 2013 arrogated to itself the mediation role in the conflict in South Sudan, it was clear that it would be difficult for it to perform this self ascribed role with impartially. Collins English Dictionary defines the word impartial as "not favouring one or the other".
About a week ago, I asked my friends on Facebook whether there was really any chance that Scotland would leave Britain. At that point, the "yes" vote was running solidly behind, and it seemed likely that this would follow the path of such referenda in Quebec and elsewhere: close, perhaps, but no cigar.
South Sudan plans to split an oil block awarded to Star Petroleum SA, a Luxembourg-registered company, as part of a review of a concession criticized by the country's lawmakers, Petroleum Minister Stephen Dhieu Dau said. Block E, which covers 45,000 square kilometers , will be divided into two, Dau said in an interview on Sept.
Inter-clan fighting between the Luanyjang of Wun-Thoc and Wun-Adel community in Tonj East county, located in South Sudan's Warrap state, has claimed 40 lives and injured 60 others. The clashes erupted between the two sections on Saturday when a girl eloped with a member of a rival section.
Al Jazeera has aired exclusive audio of South Sudan Liberation Army rebel commander Peter Gadet threatening to shoot incoming UN aircraft, just nine days before a UN helicopter was shot down on 26 August 2014 over Bentiu in Unity State, South Sudan. Three Russian crew were killed in the crash.
As the National Assembly is ringing the warning bells of elections, there is high need for President Salva Kiir Mayardit to be concerned. President Kiir's legitimacy, according to the Interim National Constitution that brought him into power in 2010 will end in April 2014 and as a result, he will have to seek the approval of the Citizens of South Sudan if he is to continue as the most powerful man in South Sudan.
At least 12 people, including two Ugandan women with their two children, have escaped from LRA captivity after the rebels came under attack from Congolese armed forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo territory. The international non-governmental organisation, Invisible Children , reported that the clash between the LRA and the Congolese army occurred between August 23 and 25 in an area of DRC known as Bili-Ango-Digba Triangle.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 04:55 pm
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