South Sudan: Kiir Adviser Pens Recipe for Peace

The South Sudan peace talks in Addis Ababa remain as troublesome as the civil war itself that is now in the fifth year. With various interest groups giving suggestions on how to implement the stalled 2015 peace agreement, a top advisor to President Salva Kiir Mayardit has published a book that analyses the challenges facing

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Kenya: Military Bill Rises as Uganda’s, South Sudan’s Fall

Military expenditure in the region continued to drop last year, with South Sudan cutting back its spending by more than 50 per cent, as its economy struggled from the effects of the prolonged political crisis. The region used $2.73 billion on military-related expenses, down from $2.78 billion in 2016, and a high of $3.6 billion

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Trump speaks with Britain’s May on Iran, North Korea

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May on Saturday on issues including the Iran nuclear deal, a week before the president is to decide whether Washington will leave the pact, the White House said. Trump is set to decide by May 12 whether to withdraw from the 2015 Iran deal, in

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Ethiopian PM visits Kenya: bilateral, regional issues top of agenda

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed is in Kenya for an official visit. His third overseas trip since assuming the office of premier on April 2, 2018. He has visited Djibouti (his first trip) followed by Sudan. According to Kenya’s Foreign Affairs Office, the May 6 – 7 visit will border on bilateral and regional issues.

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Sisters of Bloomsday: Nuns, once regulars at the race, reflect on changes facing their order

For Bloomsdays untold, the 50,000 or so runners on May’s first Sunday were cheered on by nuns near the bottom of Doomsday Hill and spooked by the vulture at the top. Though it could be argued the order was all wrong – maybe the vulture should have scared us to top of the hill, where

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S Sudan diplomat shot dead by mistake in Central Africa – sources

RS Berkane and Morocco international striker Ayoub El Kaabi will be the man to watch when his side host Sudanese giants Al-Hilal This is the opening game in the Caf Confederation Cup group B on Sunday. Arguably the best Africa-based striker at the moment, El Kaabi will certainly top Al-Hilal’s list of worries at the

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S Sudan diplomat shot dead by mistake in Central Africa – sources

An aide to South Sudan’s ambassador to Central Africa was shot and killed apparently by mistake in Bangui on Friday, by men from the Central Office for the Suppression of Banditry (OCRB), government sources told AFP. The incident took place after the OCRB men spotted the unnamed aide with a weapon in his car and

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S Sudan peace team proposes radical security measures

South Sudan’s peace pact monitoring team is proposing a stronger mandate for the regional protection force to ensure the revised agreement is implemented in full once signed. In its latest proposal, the Joint Monitoring and Evaluation Commission (JMEC) says the situation in South Sudan, where armed groups have sprouted, will make it difficult for stakeholders

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Lebanon to elect its first new parliament since 2009

Polls have opened in Lebanon for the first parliamentary elections for almost a decade. The last elections in the country were in 2009, for what was supposed to be a four-year term. But parliament extended its term twice due to instability in neighbouring Syria, and to reform the country’s electoral laws. It changed the voting

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Farmers Commercial Bank to Extend Services to Expatriatesto Extend Services to Expatriates

SMC- The initiative by the Farmer’s Commercial Bank to extend services to the Sudanese expatriates, especially in the field of real estate financing, has been welcomed by Secretary General of Secretariat of Sudanese Working Abroad (SSWA), Ambassador Karrar Al-Tuhami. Receiving a delegation of the Farmer’s Commercial Bank, comprising directors of real estate financing, marketing and investment,

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