South Sudan Warring Parties Deny Holding Political Detainees, POWs

Both the South Sudan government and rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar say they are not holding political detainees or prisoners of war. The declarations to VOA’s South Sudan in Focus came two days after a January 7 deadline for both sides to hand over political detainees and POWs to the International Committee

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Defence helps to restore peace to South Sudan

AMID famine and conflict in South Sudan, 20 Australians were in recent months deployed on Operation ASLAN, Australia’s support to the United Nations Mission (UNMISS) to help restore peace in Africa’s youngest country. While their roles as military liaison officers as well as in aviation and logistics support have kept them busy, they also made

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Egypt, Eritrea leaders meet as Nile tensions rise

Egypt’s president and his Eritrean counterpart met in Cairo on Monday amid heightened tensions with Sudan and Ethiopia over border disputes and the construction of a massive upstream Nile dam. Egypt fears the soon-to-be completed dam in Ethiopia could cut into its share of the river, which provides nearly all its freshwater. Eritrea and Ethiopia

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Security Council to Discuss UNAMID

SMC- The United Nations Security Council will discuss the interim report of the Secretary General of the UN on Wednesday, as the Government and UNAMID prepare to implement the second phase of the mission’s reduction. A senior diplomatic source in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement to (SMC) that the Security Council

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