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Isle of Wight County Press
Appeal to help African medical college
EXPERIENCED nurses and midwives on the Isle of Wight are being called-on to give up their time to train medical professionals in Africa's newest country.
Mon May 20, 2013
Voice of America
South Sudan Army Recaptures Boma: Officials
The restive state of Jonglei, South Sudan, where the South Sudan Army says it has recaptured the town of Boma from rebels.
Uganda News Picks
Ugandans Warned Against Revenging on South Sudanese
Ugandans have been warned against revenging upon the south Sudan refugees in the country following the numerous reports of harassment of the Ugandan Traders operating in southern Sudan.
24 killed in rebel vs army battle in South Sudan
It could be an anxious wait of up to two months for people in a small Florida city to find out who won the highest Powerball jackpot in history: an estimated $590.5 million.
Sudan to sell stakes in sugar plants
Sudan, struggling with an economic crisis and a budget deficit, plans to sell stakes in four state-owned sugar plants to attract partners, the official news agency SUNA said.
Sun May 19, 2013
Rumbek court sentences government official to two years in prison
Rumbek county court on Friday sentenced a government official to two years in prison for assaulting a reporter for South Sudan Television and threatening him with pistol in the Lakes state capital.
South Sudan denies marginalising minority tribes in government
South Sudan has denied allegations that it is marginalising minority tribes in the government, asserting that those making such claims are individuals acting out of their own interests.
Increase of UN troops in Abyei is part of a previous agreement, Sudan says
Sudan's foreign ministry has stated that the call of the UN secretary General for adding troops to the UN Interim Force for Abyei came in the context of an earlier agreement between Sudan and South Sudan and the UN.
Machar tells SPLA to distance itself from politics
South Sudan's vice-president, Riek Machar, has strongly directed the Sudan People's Liberation Army to distance itself from the ongoing political debates in the country.
Inter Press Service
OP-ED: Put a Spotlight on African Women's Reproductive Rights
A mother and her child from West Point, a low-income neighbourhood of Monrovia, Liberia.
Graduates remember expereinces at SUNY Canton
As they gathered in caps and gowns before Saturday's commencement ceremony, the line of students and faculty snaking through the sunny campus plaza, SUNY Canton's class of 2013 recalled their time at college.
West concerned about South Sudan
Zimbabwean PM Morgan Tsvangirai has set the tone for his party's election campaign, saying the terrain "will be determined by those that are able to give answers to Zimbabwe's challenges". Juba - Major Western nations are "deeply disturbed" about the abuse and killing of civilians and the looting of property in South Sudan's troubled Jonglei state, ... (more)
Sat May 18, 2013
Living in Rwanda
US Government provides RDF with Field Catering Equipment
The US government has provided Rwanda Defense Force a field Catering Equipment worth 1.2 Million USD.
Pressure Builds Against Christians in Sudan
As pressure between Sudan and South Sudan builds, it seems that the church in Khartoum may expect renewed scrutiny and accompanying pressure.
Fri May 17, 2013
Sudans defuse row over rebel support, promise more talks
Voice of America
Violence in South Sudan Town Shuts Down Hospital
An MSF doctor examines a baby in Pibor town in South Sudan's Jonglei state, after ethnic violence flared up in the area earlier this month.
Democracy, Human Rights, Refugees: U.S. Policy and Response to Recent Humanitarian Crisis in Africa
Thank you for that kind introduction, and for having me here today. And thank you for your decades of service to refugees in this country and around the world.
Uganda News Picks
MPs Grill Minister Byandala over Incompleted Road Works
Members of parliament seating on parliamentary committee on physical infrastructure have today grilled the minister of works and transport Eng Abraham Byandala over the construction of the road connecting Karamoja region to South Sudan.
The Miami Herald
S. Sudan: Doctors Without Borders hospital ruined
The medical aid group Doctors Without Borders says one of its medical facilities located in a rural but violent region of South Sudan has been ransacked and destroyed.
New Long Distance Hiking Trail To Open In Africa
If you've already crossed the Appalachian Trail off your bucket list, hiked the length of New Zealand along the Te Araroa and walked through the Alps on the Haute Route , then I may have found your next big adventure: a new long-distance hiking trail set to open in Africa early next year that will give adventurous travelers an opportunity to follow ... (more)