Chinese firm to construct road linking Kenya to South Sudan

Kenya’s North Rift region is set for transformation as a Chinese firms has won the tender to construct the first tarmac road that extends to South Sudan. China National Aero-Technology International Engineering Corporation has been contracted to undertake the construction of the 60km road in a region referred to as Kenya’s bread-basket. Ferdinand Wanyonyi, a

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Sudan vows to combat drug use on World Drug Day

Sudan presidency vowed Tuesday to support national campaign for combating drugs on the occasion of the World Drug Day. Sudan’s Vice President Hassabo Mohamed Abdul-Rahman made the remarks addressing a celebration of the World Drug Day, reiterating commitment to combating the use and spread of drugs. He directed the Sudanese education ministry to allot classes

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Four musicians get tarot readings

“Tarot,” says King Khan, shuffling a deck of cards rhythmically back and forth, “was designed to give power back to the people.” For centuries, outcast, disenfranchised, and oppressed communities have looked to tools like the tarot to find meaning in a world that runs on chaos: in Louisiana, Khan says, African diaspora traditions mixed with

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Sudan condemns Zimbabwe election rally explosion

Sudan on Tuesday condemned the explosion at a Zimbabwe’s election rally, calling it “a crime contradicting the human values and African brotherhood.” The Sudanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns in the “strongest possible terms” the explosion during an election rally in the city of Bulawayo, the statement said. It expressed condolences to the government and

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Refugees get active and embrace unique school sports day

Barbara Kendall, a five-time Olympic boardsailer, led the brigade of Olympians. She explains: “The purpose of this day was for people to realise that the Olympic Movement is more than just a big mega sporting event; it’s about making the world a better place through sport. Sport and recreation have a significant positive impact on

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Why it makes sense for South Sudan’s leaders to keep rejecting peace deals

Attempts to forge a peace deal in South Sudan continue to fail, one after another. As the war drags on, yet another effort to bring it to an end have has fallen flat in the past few days – though one-on-one talks have reconvened in Khartoum. Many commentators have attributed these failures to the pure obstinacy

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Sudan says South Sudan foes ‘agree on some points’

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar have “agreed on some points” at peace talks in Khartoum, a Sudanese minister said Tuesday, raising hopes of a deal. After East African leaders stepped up calls for an end to a brutal civil war in the world’s youngest country, a new round of Kiir-Machar talks

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UN peacekeeper from Bangladesh killed in South Sudan

A United Nations peacekeeper was killed on Tuesday in South Sudan when a U.N. convoy was attacked. Lieutenant Commander Ashraf Siddiqui from Bangladesh was part of a convoy protecting humanitarian workers traveling from Yei to Lasu in Central Equatoria province. Shots were fired by a group of unknown gunmen and Siddiqui died from his injuries

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South Sudan’s Salva Kiir and Riek Machar strike peace deal

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have finally inked an agreement to end the war. The two met in Khartoum on Monday to continue their face-to- face talks and mute all the stumbling blocks to the peace in the young nation. On Tuesday, the two leaders reached compromises on a number

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DUP: President Al Bashir’s Initiative a Political Gain for Sudan

SMC- The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) confirmed its support for President Al Bashir’s initiative for reuniting the South Sudanese leaders, while he said that Sudan is one of the most qualified countries to join the parties and achieve a comprehensive reconciliation in South Sudan. In a statement to the SMC, Ahmed Bilal Osman, Secretary General

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