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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 […]

Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Central African Republic Rebel Attack

Burundi Peacekeeper Killed in Central African Republic Rebel Attack

THE latest attacks by rebel groups in the Central African Republic (CAR) have left a United Nations (UN) peacekeeper dead. A Burundian member of the UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA) was killed in Bambari in the central Ouaka Prefecture (Province) after alleged militants of the Muslim extremist Movement for […]

Peace Must Involve Disarming Renamo, Insists Frelimo

Peace Must Involve Disarming Renamo, Insists Frelimo

The head of the parliamentary group of Mozambique’s ruling Frelimo Party, Margarida Talapa, stressed on Friday that definitive peace must involve the demilitarisation and disarmament of the main opposition party, the rebel movement Renamo, and “the economic and social reintegration” of members of the Renamo militia. The negotiations between the government and Renamo since December […]

Corruption Undermines “the Africa We Want” – Cyril Ramaphosa

Corruption Undermines “the Africa We Want” – Cyril Ramaphosa

Addressing an Africa Day celebration for the first time since taking office, South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa spelled out his administration’s foreign policy concerns on continental issues. Edited excerpts follow: South Africa’s foreign policy will always be rooted on the African continent, seeking to contribute towards Africa’s renaissance. In this regard, we draw inspiration from […]

‘It’s Time to Get Tough on Eritrea’

‘It’s Time to Get Tough on Eritrea’

In the course of the all-embracing efforts to pursue regional integration in the Horn, the Eritrean regime’s belligerent behaviour towards it neighbours and its unholy marriage with insurgents is posing threats to regional stability and peace. The Asmara regime’s recent incursion in the disputed area along the Djibouti border is raising a red flag. And […]

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Pleads With Museveni Over House Arrest

South Sudan’s Riek Machar Pleads With Museveni Over House Arrest

The former mediator between the Uganda government and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), Betty Bigombe, has run into the first hurdle in her new assignment to reconcile the warring parties in South Sudan. President Museveni recently appointed Bigombe, 64, as his technical advisor on the South Sudan Peace Initiative. Bigombe’s last public office was that […]

Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur

Security Council briefed on proposal to reduce number of AU-UN troops in Darfur

The African Union (AU) and the United Nations are proposing 44 per cent and 30 per cent reductions in their troop and police presence in Sudan’s Darfur region as a step towards an eventual exit, a senior UN peacekeeping official told the Security Council. “The reconfiguration of UNAMID is an important milestone towards the completion […]

Gen Kamanzi Begins Tour of Duty in South Sudan

Gen Kamanzi Begins Tour of Duty in South Sudan

The Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in South Sudan and the head of the UN peacekeeping mission, David Shearer, on Monday announced the arrival of Lt Gen Frank Mushyo Kamanzi of Rwanda as Force Commander of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). Kamanzi was assigned this task by the United Nations Secretary-General […]

President John Magufuli Wins Global Accolades… For ‘Job Well Done’ At SADC

President John Magufuli Wins Global Accolades… For ‘Job Well Done’ At SADC

President John Magufuli has won accolades from the international community for his impeccable leadership of the SADC organ on politics, defence and security cooperation, even as the Community ushers Lesotho into yet another parliamentary election, the third within five years. Representatives from international organisations operating within SADC region, and Lesotho in particular, including the United Nations […]

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