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Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Cameroon School Set on Fire as Anglophone Strike Deepens
At least half a dozen schools in Cameroon's two English-speaking regions have been burned in the past week. It is the latest sign of deepening tensions as the  ongoing strike in Cameroon’s two English-speaking regions enters its tenth month. The strike began in November 2016 with anglophone teachers and lawyers in the northwest and the southeast. They said English-speaking citizens are marginalized in the bilingual country and demanded reforms. But secessionist groups soon joined...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:58:07 -0400

Praise Keeps Pouring in for Muslim Model in Miss Universe
Praise keeps pouring in for a Muslim model, who earlier this month became the first contestant in the Miss Universe Great Britain pageant's history not to wear a bikini in the swimsuit round. The model, Muna Jama, spoke about her decision with VOA's Jon Spier.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:06:00 -0400

In Photos: Angola Presidential Election
Voters in Angola are choosing a new president Wednesday to replace longtime leader Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who is stepping down after 38 years in power. Dos Santos’ People’s Movement for the Liberation of Angola, or MPLA, is expected to get enough votes to remain in power, led by his chosen successor Defense Minister Joao Lourenco. VOA Portuguese to Africa stringer Coque Mukuta is there and snapped these photos.

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 08:44:00 -0400

Angola Votes in Historic Poll
Angolans cast ballots Wednesday in the first election in decades that doesn't include long-time President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. The ruling party is widely projected to maintain power, but some voters have made clear they are casting ballots for change. On Wednesday, Angola’s retiring president did something he hasn’t done in decades: He voted for someone else. Just after 9 a.m. local time, President Jose Eduardo dos Santos shuffled slowly into a side entrance of Luanda’s polling...

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 03:47:41 -0400
Sudan and Southern Sudan: separate nations
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Army medics from Gosport join UN mission in South Sudan

August 20, 2017 (JUBA) - 50 soldiers and medics from 33 Field Hospital in Gosport made their final preparations to deploy in war-ravaged South Sudan.
The unit, according to The News website, will form the main body of troops who join their colleagues as part of the Field Hospital advanced party.
33 Field Hospital is reportedly deploying in support of Operation TRENTON, the British military's response to the government's commitment to its United Nations' obligations.
"We've had quite a long (...)

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British diplomats praise humanitarian and UNAMID efforts in Darfur's Golo

August 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - During a visit to Central's Darfur Jebel Marra area, two British diplomats praised the efforts exerted aid groups and the African Union United Nation mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced persons and returnees in Golo town.
Chris Trott, UK special envoy for Sudan and South Sudan and Michael Aron, British Ambassador to Khartoum on Monday 21 August paid a visit to the displaced civilians in Golo town, where they inspected (...)

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Chad's PM arrives in Khartoum for bilateral talks

August 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Chadian Prime Minister Albert Pahimi Padacké has arrived in Khartoum Monday on a three-day visit to hold bilateral talks on political cooperation and the joint border force.
He was received at Khartoum airport by Sudan's Vice-President Hassabo Mohamed Abdel-Rahman and a number of ministers and state ministers.
In press statements at the airport, state minister of foreign affairs Atta al-Manan Bakhit said the visit of Chad's premier comes to strengthen and (...)

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Court fines journalist for criticising Sudanese police

August 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A Sudanese court Monday condemned a journalist and his newspaper for criticizing the national police and ordered them to pay a fine.
The Press Court in Khartoum fined five thousand pounds on the independent Al-Tayyar newspaper for publishing an opinion article written by Suheir Abdel Rahim, a journalist, and columnist at the newspaper.
Abdel Rahim wrote a column commenting on a news story published by the local press about the efforts of the police to capture (...)

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Egypt, Sudan agree to enhance border protection cooperation

August 21, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - Egypt's President Abdel-Fatah al-Sisi and Sudan's Defence Minister Awad Ibn Ouf Monday agreed to hold a meeting for the joint military committee to promote cooperation and coordination on border control, said the Egyptian Presidency.
Al-Sisi on Monday met Ibn Ouf in the presence of Egypt's Minister of Defense and Military Production, Major Gen. Sadqi Subhi and Sudan's Ambassador to Cairo Abdel-Mahmoud Abdel-Halim.
The spokesperson for the Egyptian Presidency, Alaa (...)

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Ethiopia re-affirms continued support for South Sudan

August 21, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) – The Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Dessalegn said Ethiopia would continue with its commitment of bringing peace and stability to South Sudan.
The Ethiopian official made the remark on Monday during a meeting he held with South Sudan's Petroleum Minister Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth on ways of ensuring peace and security in the war-torn country.
Gatkuoth, the Ethiopian News Agency reported, delivered a message from South Sudan President Salva Kirr to (...)

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Hunger death toll in S. Sudan's Wau state hits 27

August 22, 2017 (WAU) - The number of people killed by hunger in Besillia county in South Sudan's Wau state has hit 27, an official said.
The county commissioner, Francis Ibrahim said the humanitarian situation has worsened especially in Mboro payam where over 100 fled to Wau town last week.
“My people are dying while in my capacity as a county commissioner, I have nothing to help them with despite the fact that the president's aid arrived in Wau. My county has not received any support from (...)

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Malaria outbreak kills over 4,000 in S. Sudan: official

August 21, 2017 (JUBA) - An outbreak of malaria in South Sudan has killed over 4,000 people since February, a senior health official disclosed last week.
“This year's malaria is the most severe the country has ever seen,” Dr. Isaac Mapeer, the deputy head of Malaria Control Program at South Sudan's Ministry of Health, told Anadolu Agency on Thursday.
A total of over 900,000 malaria cases had so far been registered, according to Mapeer.
“4,073 deaths were recorded since February, while 2,000 (...)

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Minnawi warns his fighters against the use of child soldiers in Darfur

August 22, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - The Sudan Liberation Movement led by Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) reiterated its commitment to international standards prohibiting the use of children as soldiers and warned that disciplinary measures will be taken against the violation of this directive.
"The Leadership of SLM/A fully adheres to the international norms and standards protecting child against violations including recruitment and use of the child soldiers by all parties to conflict and hereby instructs (...)

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National Dialogue: A necessity for post-war South Sudan

By Ambassador/ Dhano Obongo
South Sudan, the newest nation in the world which gained its independence on July 9th 2011, was supported worldwide including Sudan that respected the will of South Sudanese people to depart from Sudan. Nobody in his/her right mind would believe that people of South Sudan who struggled for decades for freedom from the colonial powers would now live in agonies within its own self.
Much blame has been given to the postcolonial administration for instance, (the (...)

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Red Cross seeks Museveni's intervention in S. Sudan conflict

August 21, 2017 (KAMPALA) – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has, in the wake of the growing insecurity and political instability in South Sudan, appealed for more support from Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni to ensure end to the civil war.
Addressing a press conference in Kampala, Uganda on Monday, ICRC President Peter Maurer, who had returned from a four-day tour of the war-torn nation, said the situation in South Sudan was deteriorating each day, with cases of gross (...)

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Rights body backs decision to recall SPLM-IO regional MPs

August 22, 2017 (JUBA) – A South Sudanese human rights entity has backed calls to block members of the armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) from the East African assembly, saying they were ineligible.
Tito Anthony, the Centre for Peace and Justice Coordinator said electing lawmakers loyal to the country's First Vice President, Taban Deng Gai to the regional assembly contravened South Sudan's Election Act, 2011. He said Gideon Gatpan Thoar, who contested last month as the flag bearer of (...)

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S. Sudan rebels urge government and UN to resolve impasse

August 22, 2017 (JUBA) - The Government of South Sudan should undertake measures to allow the free movement of all United Nations staff, vehicles, and planes without any restrictions in all parts of South Sudan, an armed opposition official remarked on Monday.
“That immunity of all UN staff must be respected by the government,” General Wesley Welebe Samson, the deputy chief of staff for training said in a statement extended to Sudan Tribune.
According to the official, since the deployment (...)

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S. Sudanese refugees urged to return to ex-rebel stronghold

August 21, 2017 (GAMBELLA) - The Governor of the Gambela region, Gatluak Tut Khot has urged South Sudanese refugees to return to Pagak, a former rebel stronghold within South Sudan's Mawut state.
Gatluak, on Saturday, met several South Sudanese Nuer refugees in Kuergeng, an Ethiopian town located about 5 kilometers from Pagak town.
The refugees, South Sudan's Consul in Gambella noted in a statement, vowed to return home since Maiwut was now liberated.
Since fighting erupted in South Sudan (...)

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SLM-MM, JEM discuss Darfur peace with Western envoys

August 20, 2017 (KHARTOUM) - A joint delegation from the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM-MM) led by Minni Minnawi and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) have held informal consultations with a number of Western envoys on the peace process in Darfur.
“The two Movements met with the German and French envoys to Sudan besides the representative of the office of the U.S. envoy to Sudan and South Sudan and the representative of the EU to the Horn of Africa as well as the representative of the (...)

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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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Over One Million South Sudanese Flee From Violence to Uganda
The daily exodus of villagers escaping armed conflict, hunger and sexual violence prompted the U.N. refugee agency to urge international action.

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 11:18:20 -0500

Japan’s Defense Minister Resigns, in Blow to Shinzo Abe
Tomomi Inada resigned amid allegations that she misled Parliament about dangers faced by Japanese soldiers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan.

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 07:12:02 -0500

South Africa Should Have Arrested Sudan’s President, I.C.C. Rules
Omar Hassan al-Bashir, who is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur, visited the country for a summit meeting in 2015.

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:18:02 -0500

Ignoring International Warrants, Sudan’s Leader Says He’ll Visit Moscow
The invitation was seen by the Sudanese government as a sign that other countries, including the United States, are moving to ease Sudan’s isolation.

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 18:31:39 -0500

U.N. to Reduce Peacekeepers in Darfur Region of Sudan
The Security Council voted to withdraw more than a third of the nearly 19,000 peacekeepers in the volatile region.

Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:22:05 -0500

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