Libya’s unending civil war: When weapons trump politics

19 May, 2017 By Afro-Middle East Centre Almost three years have elapsed since the reconvening of Libya’s General National Congress (GNC) in July 2014 and subsequent division of the country into two, now three, centres of power, with no conclusion forthcoming. The April meeting between the Government of National Accord’s (GNA) Fayez al-Sarraj and General

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Ethiopia backs Sudan in Egypt Border Disput

May 18, 2017 Ethiopia has announced its complete support for Sudan’s claims of sovereignty over the border territory of Halayeb and Shalateen, the Arab News Network reported a senior official saying. The area, whose sovereignty is disputed between Egypt and Sudan, should however be jointly developed, Ethiopia’s deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs, Della Medicin,

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Eight months after approval, new U.N. troops trickle into South Sudan

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS Some eight months after the U.N. Security Council authorized the deployment of an extra 4,000 peacekeepers to war-torn South Sudan, the first of those troops have just trickled in amid bureaucratic hurdles by the country’s reluctant government. “Meanwhile the situation in the country has deteriorated at a rapid pace,”

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