Cameroon’s anglophone war, part 2: Inside the separatist conflict

A fighter is rolling around on the ground, screaming, and muddying his bright-red basketball jersey. His colleagues take turns hitting him with a stick. This punishment, 50 lashes, was ordered by *Omega, the field commander of this Ambazonia Defense Forces (ADF) camp. The man had been “brutalising some people”, so “when the complaint got to

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NASA probe blasts off to study sun at close range

A NASA spacecraft rocketed towards the sun on an unprecedented quest to get closer to the star than anything ever sent before. On Sunday, the space agency launched the spacecraft from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida using a Delta IV Heavy, the world’s second-most powerful rocket. The probe – which will be the fastest

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WikiLeaks hit with DNC lawsuit — over Twitter

Lawyers representing the Democratic National Committee (DNC) on Friday served transparency advocates WikiLeaks with a lawsuit via Twitter, accusing the site of working with the Trump campaign and Russia to swing the 2016 election in President Trump‘s favor. The move came Friday after CBS News reported that multiple attempts by DNC lawyers to serve legal documents to

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Fear, footy and cultural cohesion

The most culturally powerful moment in the AFL this season came just two days before the Prime Minister suggested that Melburnians were fearful of Sudanese gangs. The contest between Sydney’s Aliir Aliir and North Melbourne’s Majak Daw on Sunday, July 15, demonstrated how football can bridge divides and shift public perceptions at a time when

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Bling-bling, the modern day popular culture with roots in Ancient Africa’s display of wealth

The term bling-bling became one of the most used slang in the 2000s after hip-hop music gained grounds and African-American artists were enjoying centre stage. Along with their popularity came wealth, of which they celebrated and spoke on daily basis. After a while, as more and more artistes continued to make so much money in

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South Sudan peace talks: Troika statement

UK, US and Norway statement on the South Sudan peace process: The members of the Troika (the United Kingdom, United States, and Norway) support the engagement of the region in the recent Khartoum-based negotiations on outstanding governance and security issues. We acknowledge the role of Sudan in hosting these negotiations. Considerable challenges lie ahead, and

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Protecting Civilians is Key for Achieving Peace in South Sudan

South Sudan’s warring parties have signed a new peace deal that we hope will signal an end the country’s bloody conflict.  Since violence erupted in the East African nation in 2013, a third of its population has been displaced, and 2.5 million are living as refugees in neighboring countries.  The United Nations estimates that 7.1

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Minister for Africa visits Sudan to strengthen UK’s commitment to long-term future growth

The UK’s Minister for Africa, Harriett Baldwin, has visited Sudan to strengthen the UK’s partnership with the country and to reiterate the UK’s commitment to helping Sudan become a more stable and prosperous nation. During her visit, the Minister announced a new package of lifesaving UK aid which will provide essential supplies for 700,000 vulnerable

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Germany, Sudan sign for refugee projects worth €28 mln

The German ambassador for Sudan and the Sudanese government signed agreements for the implementation of projects for refugees and their host communities in El Gedaref, Kassala and South Darfur, totalling €28 million (over $32 million). On Tuesday, both countries signed three agreements, of which the total amount includes €26 million from the German government and

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