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Chad's Deby Warns Tight Cash Could Limit Fight Against Terrorism
Chad's president, Idriss Deby, an important Western ally in the fight against Islamist militants, warned in an interview that cash-strapped Chad could be forced to withdraw some of its troops from the fight if it does not get financial help. Chad has one of the most capable armies in the region and Deby has played a key role in efforts backed by the West to combat neighboring Nigeria's Islamic State-affiliated Boko Haram fighters as well as al-Qaida. Chad has in recent years...

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:25:26 -0400

Tens of Thousands Have Fled Violence in Congo Republic
More than 80,000 people have fled their homes in Pool province surrounding Congo Republic's capital since the government began a military operation there last year, a joint U.N. and government statement said. The campaign, involving occasional aerial bombardments, aims to curb what the government says is a resurgent rebellion led by Pastor Ntumi, an enemy of President Denis Sassou Nguesso from the oil-rich country's 1997 civil war. While it has been hard to confirm death tolls...

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 05:37:11 -0400

East Libyan Forces Claim Control of Central Benghazi Area
East Libyan forces said they had gained control Saturday over one of two remaining districts of Benghazi where they faced armed resistance. The advance in the central Souq al-Hout neighborhood was the latest step in the slow progress of the self-styled Libyan National Army commanded by Khalifa Haftar, which has been waging a campaign against Islamists and other opponents in Libya's second city for more than three years. In unusually heavy fighting in Benghazi over the past two...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 21:52:04 -0400

Cameroon Says Attacks Increased During Ramadan
Cameroon has dispatched its defense minister to its northern border with Nigeria following a recent series of suicide bomb attacks that has left dozens dead. Militant group Boko Haram is believed to be behind the carnage. The central African state says the bombers have infiltrated markets and mosques as end of Ramadan feast draws near. Medical staff at the Mora hospital on Cameroon's northern border with Nigeria have attended to at least 50 people injured in six suicide bomb attacks...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:16:31 -0400

Despite Signs of Hope, Millions Across Africa Remain at Risk of Starvation
VOA’s Salem Solomon appeared on “The Correspondents” program hosted by Mil Arcega to discuss the ongoing food security crisis in Africa. Below are some of Arcega’s questions and Solomon’s answers, along with additional information about this crisis.  ​What’s the latest news about food insecurity in Africa? Where is the situation getting better, and where is it getting worse? Answer: There has been promising news coming from Somalia and South Sudan. The Famine Early Warning...

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 08:28:56 -0400
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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30 killed in Eastern Lakes state inter-communal fight

June 23, 2017 (YIROL) – At least 30 people have been killed in an inter-communal fight between in South Sudan's Eastern Lakes state.
The clashes, an official said, took place between armed youth from the Atuot clan of Yirol center in Eastern Lakes state on Thursday evening.
According to an official, armed youth from the Atuot clan section stormed a cattle camp belonging to the Aliap clan section.
The clashes erupted after armed pastoralist youth from Atuot who inhabit Yirol center county (...)

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Al-Bashir visits grave of Sudanese troops killed in Yemen

June 23, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir has praised sacrifices of the Sudanese troops in Yemen and Saudi Arabia, said the official news agency SUNA on Friday On Wednesday, 17 Sudanese troops who were killed in Yemen have been buried at Al-Baqi in Medina, Saudi Arabia
According to SUNA, al-Bashir on Friday visited graves of “martyrs of duty and the homeland” who were killed in Yemen and buried in Saudi Arabia.
He hailed the role of the Sudanese army in achieving (...)

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Al-Mahdi describes Sudan's dialogue as “missed opportunity”

June 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The leader of Sudan's opposition National Umma Party (NUP), al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, has described the government-led national dialogue as missed opportunity accusing the regime of failing to achieve the required reform and stop the war.
Al-Mahdi, who delivered the Eid el-Fitr sermon at Imam Abdelrahman al-Mahdi mosque in Khartoum's twin city of Omdurman on Sunday, said the regime has reproduced its old totalitarian methods after the national dialogue, pointing to the (...)

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Former S. Sudanese lawmaker forms new rebel movement

June 24, 2017 (JUBA) - A South Sudanese lawmaker who resigned his parliamentary role last week in protest over insecurity has formed a new rebel movement, underscoring the new security challenges likely to be faced by the government as it addresses the problem.
Abraham Majak Maliab, who resigned on 20 June, cited insecurity on highways connecting the capital, Juba to Bahr el Ghazal region.
The former lawmaker said he was no longer a member of the armed opposition faction loyal to the (...)

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Museveni vows not to support hostile acts against Sudan: minister

June 24, 2017 (KAMPALA) - The Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni affirmed his country won't serve as launching pad for any hostile acts against Sudan, said Sudan's State Foreign Minister.
On Friday, Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman met with Museveni in Kamala on the sidelines of United Nations-backed Solidarity Summit on Refugees.
In press statements following the meeting, Sudan's State Foreign Minister Atta al-Mannan Bakhit said the meeting discussed bilateral relations (...)

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National dialogue should pave way for negotiations: Machar

June 24, 2017 (PRETORIA) - South Sudan rebel leader, Riek Machar says he accepts the national dialogue committee's request to be consulted on the process, but says it should pave way for negotiations to end the conflict.
The co-chair of the country's national dialogue, Abel Alier on Friday said he sent a written request to the South Sudanese rebel leader for further consultations on the national dialogue initiative launched last month.
Alier said he wanted Machar's views on the national (...)

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Refugee solidarity summit in Uganda raises $358m

June 24, 2017 (KAMPALA) - The international community, at a refugee solidarity summit in Uganda, pledged $358.2 million on Friday.
The pledge is part of the $2 billion aid raised to support 1.2 million refugees, 900,000 of who hail from neighbouring South Sudan.
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, who was present at the summit, lauded the steps taken in support of refugees.
“I witnessed what has been the biggest the biggest exodus from Africa since the Rwandan (...)

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S. Sudan rebels deny defection of troops in Magwi county

June 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan armed opposition faction loyal to former First-Vice President, Riek Machar dismissed as “false” reports that many of their troops fled to the capital, Juba.
In a statement, rebel's deputy spokesperson, Colonel Lam Paul said he was not aware if their soldiers followed Brig. General David Okot to Juba.
Okot was the armed opposition's former brigade commander in Magwi county.
“He [Okot] was called to report to the division headquarter, but he refused and went (...)

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SPLA forces gain control of South Sudan's Kaya town

June 23, 2017 (JUBA)- South Sudanese army (SPLA) Friday has gained control of Kaya town in Yei River state on the border with Uganda, confirming previous reports of clashes in the area between the government forces and the fighters of Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO)
A high-ranking military officer who declined to be identified because he is not authorised to speak with the media told Sudan Tribune on Friday that their troops have finally entered Kaya after several (...)

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SPLM-IO rebels minimise defection of army general

June 23, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudan armed opposition allied to the former First Vice-President Riek Machar has minimised reports claiming the defection of Brigadier Gen. David Okot to Juba faction.
Reached by Sudan Tribune Col. Lam Paul, a deputy rebel spokesperson on Friday said the defected general had actually some issue with his command and preferred to join the SPLM-IO faction led First Vice President Taban Deng Gai instead of appearing before his military superiors after his summon. (...)

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Scientists collect fresh meteorites fallen in Sudan's White Nile State

June 25, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudanese Ministry of Minerals, on Sunday, said they found fragments of meteorites which struck the earth this week in a remote area of the White Nile in the south of the country.
The head of the geological team, dispatched by the General Authority for Geological Research (GAGR), the technical arm of the Ministry of Mineral, Osman Abu Aqla, said the team collected some fragments of the meteor in Alabbasiya area of Kosti locality in the State of the White Nile. (...)

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South Sudan Conflict: SPLM is the problem and the solution

By Tor Madira Machier,
Since its inception more than 30 years ago, the fractured Sudan People's Liberation Movement, the SPLM has been the reason for the suffering the South Sudanese have been enduring both before and after the independence in July 2011. It also let the Southern region of Sudan into becoming an independent nation in July 2011.
As of today, June 2017, the SPLM is fractured into more than three factions both caring the name SPLM and each group talking change. The SPLM (...)

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South Sudan denounces murder of Kenyan bishop

June 25, 2017 (JUBA) - South Sudanese government Sunday condemned the "barbaric" murder of a Kenyan priest killed with a machete in Munuki residential area of Juba, South Sudan last Friday.
Police spokesman Brigadier Gen. Daniel Justin said in a press statement that a Kenyan bishop identified as Joel Mwendwa was attacked while leading morning prayers inside the church.
“What happened on Saturday morning at around 6:30 am was an evil act, barbaric and cowardice act. We received reports (...)

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South Sudan legislator quits to protest security failure

June 23, 2017 (JUBA) - A lawmaker in South Sudan's transitional national legislative assembly has tendered his resignation over the poor state of security, accusing government forces of killing and destroying properties of civilians they are mandated to protect and safeguard their safety.
Abraham Majak Maliap, a Member of Parliament representing the Sudan People's Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO) led Taban Deng Gai said in a resignation letter that he would no longer continue to (...)

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South Sudan risks disintegration if Kiir steps down: adviser

June 25, 2017 (JUBA) - War-torn South Sudan will disintegrate if the country's leader forcefully steps down, one of his advisors warned on Sunday.
Tor Deng Mawien, the presidential adviser on decentralisation and intergovernmental linkages made the remarks while addressing the Muslim community who gathered for prayers in the capital, Juba.
“As you peacefully end the holy month of Ramadan, I would like you to continue to pray and preach messages of peace, love, reconciliation and (...)

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Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Southern Sudan was part of this nation until 2011.
Location of  Sudan  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Southern Sudan, map and flag from Wikipedia, below. Declared itself an independent nation on Jul 9, 2011.
Pictures above, below and background: a conference called in Philadelphia, at Temple University, in Dec 2011, to bring together all factions involved in the ongoing Sudanese genocides and other human rights abuses  in Sudan and South Sudan. The convener, Dr Abdel Gabar Adam, founder of Darfur Human Rights and adviser to Sudan Sunrise, is sitting below, with his hands raised, addressing the speaker.
The Kingdom of Northern Sudan was proclaimed on June 16, 2014 by US Army veteran, former congressional candidate in Virginia and neo-colonist Jeremiah Heaton rocks. He maintains that 1300 square kilometers of desert was previously unclaimed by either Sudan or Egypt. He is not limited by his imagination; he wants to turn the land into a food-producing area to alleviate world hunger. However, I hope he knows that the other Sudans are not getting along, and I really hope there is no oil in his country of North Sudan.
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Displaced Population Hit Record in ’16, U.N. Says
War, mayhem and persecution drove the number of people displaced from their homes to 65.6 million worldwide last year, 300,000 more than in 2015.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 01:01:13 -0500

A Human Rights Defender, Facing the Death Penalty
The defiance and kindness of Dr. Mudawi remain extraordinary, though detention has taken its toll.

Wed, 07 Jun 2017 09:00:19 -0500

Mishandled Measles Vaccine Kills 15 Children in South Sudan
Untrained, unqualified administrators of measles vaccines in a remote village of the war-torn country injected dozens of children with contaminated material.

Fri, 02 Jun 2017 15:22:10 -0500

Sudan President, Charged With Genocide, Is Invited to Saudi Summit with Trump
If President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan attends the meeting with Mr. Trump, it would be a major breach of longstanding American policy.

Tue, 16 May 2017 19:38:45 -0500

A Better Way to Help the World
Humanitarian aid is a moral obligation. But there are smarter ways to do it.

Wed, 10 May 2017 03:21:05 -0500

South Sudanese Stand Out in Australian Basketball
A community of South Sudanese refugees in Australia has become a recruiting ground for top basketball prospects. Check out their gym and local church community in 360.

Thu, 04 May 2017 00:01:03 -0500

Two Very Different Australias?
In this week’s newsletter, John Howard, South Sudanese basketball stars, Darwin essays, and what Australia’s favorite chef wants you to hear.

Wed, 03 May 2017 19:14:02 -0500

South Sudanese, Seeking to Fit In, Stand Out in Australian Basketball
A program meant for fun now has to protect its young players from something it never expected: the interest of American recruiters.

Wed, 03 May 2017 15:09:30 -0500

Seeking the Truths Locked Inside a Child Soldier
Thousands of children are fighting on front lines across the world, but there may be no area where the problem is as pernicious as the beat I cover.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 10:54:34 -0500

We Witnessed South Sudan’s Anguish
Our reporters went to South Sudan and found that the world’s newest nation has not turned out the way it was supposed to.

Wed, 05 Apr 2017 05:00:30 -0500