South Sudan: Wife of Exiled Rebel Leader Warns ‘Genocide in Progress’, calls for Australian Aid

A “fully fledged” genocide is underway in South Sudan, where tens of thousands are already at risk of starvation, according to the wife of the country’s deposed vice-president. In the six years since the country gained independence, its government has imploded, famine has been declared, and thousands of refugees are streaming into neighbouring countries. Angelina

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RSF Commander Pledges to Curb Human Trafficking and Terrorism

SMC- Commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF)  Lt.  Gen. Mohamed Hamdan Dagalu (Himeidti) welcomed on Monday the recent report of the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) before the Congress Committee which lifted Sudan from the list of the countries sponsoring terrorism. Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the fifth batch of the rapid support

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AUPSC Delegation Visits Sudan to Discuss Darfur Development

SMC- Undersecretary of the Sudanese Foreign Ministry Abdul Ghani Al Naeem briefed the African Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) delegation on the disarmament efforts in the Darfur and explained that the United Nations–African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) is a model for African cooperation. The government and the AUPSC delegation met to discuss the

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Saudi Arabia is Key to Regional Stability: Kelly

 (Agencies) May 16, 2017 By Faheem Al-Hamid Okaz/Saudi Gazette Jeddah — The reason US President Donald Trump has chosen Saudi Arabia as the first country to visit as president is because of the long-drawn ties between the two countries and in view of the Kingdom’s regional and global stature, according to US Secretary of Homeland

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Red carpet for Gaza film festival minus the stars

 16 May, 2017 The Red Carpet Festival showcases films focusing on human rights issues and aims to provide Palestinians, many of them unemployed, with a rare opportunity to explore their dreams. Gaza doesn’t have much space for cultural events – there is no proper cinema in the entire enclave – but this weekend the city’s

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Films to look out for at Cannes festival 2017

 (Agencies)  16 May, 2017 The New Arab gives you a snapshot of films to look out for at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival for 2017, which runs between 17 and 28 May. Tales of tumultuous lives of the peoples of the Middle East will once again star on the silver screen as the 2017 Cannes

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‘Opportunities are boundless’ Trump Jr. tells graduates in Dubai

Date of publication: 16 May, 2017 The son of US President Donald Trump spoke at a graduation ceremony in Dubai on Sunday, telling students that their “opportunities are now boundless.” Speaking at a graduation ceremony for the American University in Dubai on Sunday, US President Donald Trump’s oldest son advised hundreds of students and their

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UN gives Sudan and South Sudan 6 months for Abyei monitoring

  UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council agreed unanimously late Monday that the stalemate between Sudan and South Sudan over the status of the oil-rich region of Abyei has gone on for too long and gave the countries a final six months to implement joint border monitoring.A U.N. peacekeeping mission has been in Abyei

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Sudan owes $418 mn to ONGC Videsh

Sudan refused to extend the oilfield licence to operate Block 2B, which expired last November Shine Jacob May 16, 2017 Sudanese government’s refusal to extend an oilfield licence to ONGC Videsh Limited comes amid dues worth $418 million owed to OVL by the African nation. Sudan refused to extend the oilfield licence to operate Block 2B,

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