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‘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 […]

Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali

Two UN ‘blue helmets’ killed in attack in northern Mali

Two peacekeepers of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) were killed and another injured on Tuesday morning in an ambush in the northern Kidal region. “A pedestrian patrol of MINUSMA was attacked in an ambush around 6:30 am this morning, five kilometres from Aguelhok,” the Mission announced. Strongly condemning “this murderous […]

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Reaches Out to Opposition

South Sudan President Salva Kiir Reaches Out to Opposition

South Sudan President Salva Kiir is reaching out to the opposition after intense pressure from the international community to prove that the National Dialogue he initiated last December is real and is capable of saving the country from the escalating violence. President Kiir last Tuesday appointed John Garang’s widow Rebecca Garang and two of her […]

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Ethiopian Troops Withdraw From Dhusamareeb As Al-shabaab Amasses Forces

Hundreds of Ethiopian troops on Friday withdrew from the central Somalia town of Dhusamareeb under unclear circumstances. Accoriding to a security official who seeks anonymity the troops left the town on Friday morning. “Most of the traders have fled the town after the Ethiopian troops pulled out this morning, we can see many people including […]

Museveni, Ethiopian PM Desalegn to Discuss South Sudan Crisis

Museveni, Ethiopian PM Desalegn to Discuss South Sudan Crisis

The Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn is expected in the country today morning on a three day state visit during which he is expected to hold discussions with President Museveni over the fluid political situation in neighbouring South Sudan. Mr Desalegn, accompanied by his wife Roman Tesfaye Abneh and senior officials in the Ethiopia government, […]

Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict

Get Serious About the South Sudan Conflict

Over the past six months, at least half a million South Sudanese fleeing insecurity in South Sudan have arrived in the West Nile sub-region of Uganda, joining the thousands of South Sudanese who had relocated to Uganda earlier. On Saturday, this newspaper reported that a health training institution from Kajokeji town, Yei, South Sudan, had […]

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