South Sudan considers next move as latest Igad deal is rejected

South Sudan’s opposition rejected a power-sharing proposal by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (Igad) at a meeting in Ethiopia on Tuesday. Its position, spearheaded by the Riek Machar-led armed group Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO), puts the peace talks in jeopardy as the nation sinks deeper into crisis. SPLM-IO envoy to Tanzania Peter

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South Sudan welcomes China’s peace mediator role: ambassador

South Sudan welcomes China’s role as a mediator in peace talks to end the civil war, a South Sudanese diplomat said Sunday. Speaking to Xinhua, James Morgan, South Sudan Ambassador to Ethiopia and the AU, said an enhanced Chinese role in the peace process can encourage South Sudanese warring parties to achieve peace. South Sudan

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China donates 2,048 tonnes rice to South Sudan

China has handed over 2,048 tonnes of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to assist millions of people affected by the conflict in war-torn South Sudan. The donation is reportedly part of 8,800 tonnes of rice Beijing pledged to the young nation in 2017 to fight severe food shortage. South Sudan is

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UN slaps sanctions on South Sudan’s top officials

The UN Security Council (UNSC) has slapped sanctions against South Sudan Defence minister Kuol Manyang Juk over ceasefire violations. UNSC said the crisis in South Sudan was being fuelled by the conduct of leaders. “Under (Gen) Juk’s command, SPLA forces violated the agreement on cessation of hostilities, protection of civilians and humanitarian access signed between

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PHOTOS: Get to know Sudan’s favorite Ramadan dish

The Sudanese Asida, a porridge-like food consisting of corn flour, dried meat and yogurt, is one of the most popular Iftar dishes in the African country during Ramadan. This local food is famously eaten during the holy month for its nutritious value as it contains vitamins, proteins as well as calcium among others. In Sudan,

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IEA and African Union sign strategic partnership on sustainable energy for all goals

The International Energy Agency and the African Union have agreed to have a strategic partnership toward a more secure, sustainable and clean energy future for countries across the African continent. The joint commitment was formalised through a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed today in Paris by Dr Fatih Birol, the IEA’s Executive Director, and H.E.

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Sudan Welcomes Malaysia’s PETRONAS to Expand Investment

SMC- Minister for Petroleum and Gas Engineer Azahari Abdul Gadir Abdallah has welcomed the desire expressed by the vising Malaysian Petronas company to enter in new oil areas the ministry has just put out, commending the cooperation between the ministry and the Malaysian company. The Minister who received the visiting Petronas delegation led by the

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From braiding hair to showing off her dance moves – 3 moments from Nomzamo’s South Sudan trip

In November 2017 Nomzamo Mbatha was announced as a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) ambassador. Her role is to “educate and influence the cause of tolerance, acceptance and unity.” Nomzamo was recently in South Sudan and aimed to raise awareness about the plight of refugees there. “5 years of civil war have resulted

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