UN global compact for migration must be made fit for purpose

On 3 December 2017, President Donald Trump opted out of the UN Global Compact for Migration on the basis that US migration policy should be determined “by Americans and for Americans alone”. This came despite the fact that the compact only aims to establish a multilateral cooperation framework to facilitate safe, orderly, and regular migration

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Over 4,000 Chadian Refugees Set to Return From Darfur

(The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees): – More than 4,000 Chadian refugees are ready to return to their home country after seeking refuge in Darfur for more than a decade. On 18 December 2018 UNHCR and the Governments of Sudan and Chad began assisting the refugees with transportation and return packages. The first convey,

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South Sudan army retakes areas from opposition forces

The South Sudanese army has retaken full control of the areas in Yei River State previously held by the armed opposition forces, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-In Opposition (SPLM-IO), under the overall leadership and command of the former First Vice President, Riek Machar, the Sudan Tribune reports. Colonel Malong Agat, the commander of the government

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Uber driver arrested after Briton murdered in Lebanon

Police in Lebanon have arrested an Uber driver in connection with the murder of a British woman in Beirut. The body of Rebecca Dykes, who worked at the British Embassy in the city, was found by a motorway on Saturday. The arrested man was 35 and has served several prison sentences, a senior Lebanese security

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Yemen rebels ‘fired missile’ at Riyadh

The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi rebels says it has intercepted a ballistic missile near Riyadh, Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya TV says. Witnesses in the Saudi capital said they had heard an explosion and posted videos on social media showing a cloud of smoke in the air. The Houthi movement’s al-Masirah TV reported that its fighters had

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US Military Attachè: We Have Achieved Much With Khartoum

SMC- US Military Attaché, Lt. Col. Jorn Bong, said the US is looking forward that the coming period will be full of achievements with the development of relations between Khartoum and Washington, adding: “Despite my short visit in Sudan, I can say that we have achieved many joint actions”. Head of the Joint Chiefs of

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East African bloc starts revitalization forum on South Sudan conflict resolution

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) – led High-Level Revitalization Forum for the Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in South Sudan kicked off in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Monday. The five-day forum is expected to provide a distinctive opportunity to bring IGAD, regional and international parties together towards ending the conflict in

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South Sudan: Troika Statement to IGAD Council of Ministers Meeting on South Sudan

You gather once again to discuss a great human tragedy at the heart of your beautiful region. As you discuss the challenging high-level political, economic and security issues on the table today, it is crucial to keep the ordinary men, women and children of South Sudan at the forefront of your minds. It is to

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South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

South Sudanese refugees at the Bidibidi settlement in Uganda live a hard life, residing in tents and mud huts and surviving on international aid. But on Saturday, the refugees put aside their hardships and held a talent show, with songs and plays that touched on the war back home but that also expressed hope for

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Sudan To Gain Influence Over South Sudan In Oil Deal

Six years after South Sudan seceded from Sudan, Sudan may regain some of its influence over the south’s oil industry after the two countries agreed to cooperate in order to boost production. South Sudan broke from Sudan in 2011 and took with it around 350,000 bpd in oil production. Although production is now mostly in

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