Climate change “no longer a matter of opinion”: Italy PM

The dangers of climate change are no longer just a matter of opinion, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told an environmentalist conference in Rome on Saturday. The day-long event titled “Pact for Climate — Together for Italy” was organized by Insieme (Together), a new coalition between the Green Party, the Italian Socialist Party, and supporters

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Sudan inflation drops to 24.76 percent in November

Sudan’s annual inflation rate fell to 24.76 percent in November from 33.08 percent the previous month, its Central Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday, as the government pushes for economic reforms aimed at boosting the economy. Sudan’s economy has been struggling since the south seceded in 2011, taking with it three-quarters of the country’s oil

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UN Security Council Extends Mission in South Sudan

The United Nations Security Council on Friday extended the mandate of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) until 15 March 2018.The 15 member Council authorized the mission to use all necessary means to carry out its tasks as set out in resolution 2327 (2016). The Secretary-General’s most recent report on UNMISS recommended that

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UN says children suffer humanitarian tragedy in South Sudan

South Sudan’s children are facing a raft of daily horrors and deprivations and urgently require a peaceful, protective environment, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Friday, warning that “anything less, places children and women at even greater risk of grave violations and abuse.”As the conflict in the world’s youngest country enters its fifth year,

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Former Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards coach Zdravko Lugarusic has landed a new role in Sudan.

The Croatian has been appointed the head coach of the Sudanese National team- Falcons of Jediane on a short-term contract. Lugarusic was in charge of Gor Mahia in 2012 season before he parted ways with K’Ogalo for a short stintin Tanzania. The new Sudanese coach boasts of extensive experience of African football having worked in four Africa countries

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Ethiopian-Israeli singer tells his personal story and that of a culture

Yalo was recounting Operation Moses, the evacuation of Ethiopian Jews from Sudan during the 1984 famine to the “Promised Land.” “We had no electricity in our village,” Yalo explained. “So I never heard the music of the world back then, only the live music my mother sang to me.” Yalo’s mother was not a musician

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Who will be EALA Speaker for next five-year term?

Tanzania and Burundi have joined Rwanda in vying for the Speakership of the fourth East African Legislative Assembly which will be inaugurated on Monday in Arusha, Tanzania. It was earlier thought that it would be Rwanda’s turn for the rotational Speakership but the situation changed yesterday when Burundi and Tanzania provided candidates for the Speakership.

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Western nations urge flexibility ahead of South Sudan talks

Three Western countries on Thursday called on South Sudan’s warring parties to make concessions during the next round of peace talks slated for Monday in Ethiopia. The United States, Norway and Britain which are members of the Troika (peace deal guarantors) said to achieve a sustainable peace, no party to the conflict can have undue

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Egypt’s Dam plan in Halaib Upsets Sudan

The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation announced on Dec. that Egypt intends to construct a dam to collect rain and flood water in the basin valleys of Shalatin in the Halaib triangle on the Red Sea coast, raising concerns that it could spark a diplomatic row with Sudan. Sameh Sakr, head of the

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IGAD Set to Begin New Round of South Sudan Negotiations

s South Sudan reaches the four-year mark in its civil war, the regional Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) plans Monday to move forward with talks meant to end the conflict. The High-Level Revitalization Forum (HLRF) in Addis Ababa is designed to re-energize the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan (ARCSS) agreed

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