Africa

  • South Sudan Accuses U.S. of Blocking Path to Country’s Peace

    5/10/2018

    South Sudan’s government is accusing the United States of obstructing peace in response to a U.S. threat to cut off humanitarian aid amid a five-year civil war.

    President Salva Kiir’s office released a statement on Wednesday Math 9th accusing the Trump administration of interfering in South Sudan’s affairs ahead of peace talks that resume May 17.

    The U.S. is the top aid donor to South Sudan, but on Tuesday it said it would review its hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance if the East African nation’s conflict grinds on.

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  • Ethiopia: Efforts to Normalize Ethio-Eritrea Conflict, Critical Challenges

    4/27/2018

    As mentioned repeatedly, various efforts have been and are still being made to normalize the confusing ongoing situation of no war no peace between the brotherly Ethiopian and Eritrean peoples. Indeed, trials have been made by the Ethiopian government though the other side of the equation has been absent. This, in turn, resulted in a high socio, political, economic, cultural and other related costs in both sides.

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  • Mass Graves with 2,000 Bodies Discovered Two Decades After Rwanda Genocide

    4/27/2018

    Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the country’s genocide, and further graves are being sought nearby.

    The new discovery is being called the most significant in a long time in this East African nation that is still recovering from the 1994 killings of more than 800,000 people.

    Some Rwandans are shocked and dismayed that residents of the community outside the capital, Kigali, where the mass graves were found kept quiet about them for so many years.

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  • US Court Sentences Former Liberian Warlord to 30 Years

    4/20/2018

    Mohammed Jabbateh, 51, given lengthy jail term owing to nature of crimes he sought to hide.

    A former Liberian warlord known as “Jungle Jabbah” has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a groundbreaking judgment by a US court for lying about his role in Liberia’ civil war and the atrocities he committed.

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  • 200 Child Soldiers Freed in South Sudan, but Problem Continues

    4/20/2018

    More than 200 child soldiers were released by armed groups in war-torn South Sudan, part of a series of releases that will see almost 1,000 children freed in the coming months.

    The release comes weeks ahead of the young country's third round of peace talks, scheduled to be held at the end of the month in neighboring Ethiopia. A ceasefire signed on Dec. 24 was broken hours later and another round of talks were inconclusive.

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  • South Sudan peace talks postponed

    4/19/2018

    South Sudan peace monitors said Tuesday the next round of peace talks scheduled for April 26 has been postponed until further notice.

    The Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) said the new date for the next phase of the High Level Revitalization Forum will be announced in due course by the chairperson of the council of ministers of the regional bloc, the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD).

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  • Rwanda: Over 150 Genocide Victims Get Decent Burial in Ruhanga

    4/19/2018

    Thousands of mourners gathered yesterday at Ruhanga memorial site in Gasabo District to accord a decent burial to 157 Genocide victims recovered recently from different parts of Rusororo Sector.

    Ruhanga Genocide Memorial is located at the former Ruhanga Episcopal Anglican Church (EAR Ruhanga) and has a mass grave inside the former church.

    This is the only Anglican Church parish in the country which was converted into a Genocide memorial site.

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  • New Unrest in the Central African Republic Keeps the U.N. on the Defensive

    4/18/2018

    For the past several years, the Central African Republic has been mired in a conflict whose divisions fall along religious lines.

    Though a transitional government took over and elections were held in 2016, the current government of President Faustin-Archange Touadera has a limited presence outside the capital, and even Bangui is far from completely secure.

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  • South Africa to Investigate 2 A.N.C. Officials in Farm Corruption Case

    4/18/2018

    A top corruption inspector in South Africa has announced that she will investigate two high-ranking African National Congress politicians in a case related to the abuse of public funds for a dairy farm — a rare sign that powerful members of the governing party could be held to account for endemic corruption under former President Jacob Zuma.

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  • Genocide talks must involve traditional leaders – survey

    4/16/2018

    The majority of Namibians say traditional authorities representing communities that were affected by the 1904-08 colonial genocide should play a prominent role in reparations negotiations with Germany.

    This was revealed in the latest Afrobarometer findings, which were released by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) yesterday.

    The Afrobarometer is a pan-African, non-partisan research network that conducts public perception surveys on democracy, governance, economic conditions and related issues across the continent.

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