A Wrestling Team in Australia Fights to Prove It’s Not an ‘African Gang’

The men call themselves the Melbourne Lion Wrestling Team. The name evokes both origins in Africa and a presence in Australia, a fitting title for a team composed of South Sudanese immigrants living in Melbourne, Australia’s second biggest city. Every week, more than a dozen men, ages 15 to 30, meet to practice on an

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NISS to Take Abductors of French National to Court of Law

The Sudanese National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) has revealed on criminal charges against the terrorist group that had abducted loran Morris, a French national since last march in Chad and brought him to Sudanese territory. A security source said that following the arrest of the terrorist group and the release of the French hostage, NISS

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Sudan: Minister of International Cooperation Meets AfDB Country Director

The Minister of International Cooperation Idris Suleiman discussed at his office Monday with the Country Director of the African Development Bank (AfDB) the role of the Bank in the economic and social development in Sudan, particularly in the fields of agriculture, health, water, infrastructure and poverty reduction. The Minister of International Cooperation said that AfDB

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Opinion: We cannot turn our backs on South Sudan

In 2011, drought struck the Horn of Africa, but the humanitarian response came too late: A quarter of a million people lost their lives in Somalia. Last year, a combination of conflict and drought again threatened millions, but timely humanitarian action by national governments and the international community, including the United States, averted the worst.

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South Sudan told to end ‘nightmare’ of war as new peace talks open

Another round of South Sudan peace talks began in Ethiopia on Monday, amid growing international impatience with the country’s years-long war that has defied all efforts to end the conflict. “You, collectively, by your personal and political interests are responsible for the nightmare your own people are going through,” Ethiopia’s foreign minister Workneh Gebeyehu told

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