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South Sudan Rebels Reject New Peace Deal

South Sudan Rebels Reject New Peace Deal

South Sudanese rebels have rejected a new peace deal that according to the government had been agreed to by both sides. The news has deflated hopes for an end to South Sudan’s nearly five-year civil war. In a statement issued Monday, the opposition Sudan People’s Liberation Movement said a power-sharing agreement was discussed during talks […]

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

Peace Between Ethiopia and Eritrea Will Promote Democracy

It seemed impossible just a few months ago: reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea after decades of attrition. But peace is here at long last. How did this turnaround, which some are calling historic, come about? As of today (09/07) it’s official: the war is over between long-time enemies Eritrea and Ethiopia. A document to the […]

Confusion Over South Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Agreed to By President, Rebel Leader

Confusion Over South Sudan Power-Sharing Deal Agreed to By President, Rebel Leader

Talks to reach a power-sharing deal in South Sudan have ended with conflicting accounts. Some reports have stated that rebel leader Riek Machar has agreed to return to his position as vice president. South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar met for peace talks in Uganda on Saturday in an attempt to […]

Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad

Girls groomed for suicide missions fight back against the extremists of Lake Chad

Halima Yakoy Adam won’t forget 22nd December in 2015, the day she was supposed to carry out a suicide bomb attack in the Lac Region town of Bol, 200 km north of N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, in Central Africa. “It was market day in Bol and I was with two other girls who like […]

Three-out-of-four South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

Three-out-of-four South Sudanese children have known nothing but war, says UNICEF

Since South Sudan became the world’s youngest country in 2011, 2.6 million of the 3.4 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday. “As South Sudan turns seven, a seemingly endless war continues to devastate the lives of millions of children,” said Henrietta H. Fore, UNICEF’s Executive Director […]

DRC faces upsurge of violence unless a deal is done with Kabila

DRC faces upsurge of violence unless a deal is done with Kabila

AMID a fresh wave of civil unrest in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the international community must question its confidence in President Joseph Kabila to achieve stability in a turbulent region. He has been at the helm since he took over as president in 2001 after his father, Laurent, was assassinated. The young Kabila […]

Families torn apart by war in South Sudan

Families torn apart by war in South Sudan

Frontline Family Reunions: In 2015, Morland Sanders went to South Sudan, where governments and rebel troops are battling each other in a civil war in which both sides stand accused of horrific atrocities against civilians. This moving report from a brutal warzone tells the struggle to reunite children and parents trapped on different sides of […]

South Sudan Ceasefire Deal Violated Within Hours

South Sudan Ceasefire Deal Violated Within Hours

South Sudanese government forces and rebels have blamed each other for breaking a newly adopted ceasefire. It’s not the first time peace efforts have failed to put a stop to the country’s civil war. Rebels in South Sudan on Saturday said government troops had violated the country’s new ceasefire just hours after it came into […]

UN Central Mali G5 Military Base Bomb and Grenade Attack Leaves Six Dead

UN Central Mali G5 Military Base Bomb and Grenade Attack Leaves Six Dead

A daylight attack by militants in Mali on a UN compound has killed at least six people. A car bomb and rocket propelled grenades were met with return fire from G5 troops. At least six soldiers were killed and many more wounded when a car packed with explosives was blown up at the new, five-nation […]

Radicalisation in Paradise – Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

Radicalisation in Paradise – Tackling the Growing Threat in Mauritius

At a recent anti-LGBT demonstration, the well-known protest leader openly wore an Islamic State headband. One might not expect the island of Mauritius – best known for its sandy beaches, political stability and vibrant multiculturalism – to be vulnerable to Islamist radicalisation. But recent events suggest the threat could greater than many think. The LGBT […]

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