Namibia Has the Most Spectacular Desert Landscapes in the World — Now It Has Luxury Lodges to Match

From the salt pans of Sossusvlei to the shipwrecks of the Skeleton Coast, this southern African country’s visuals are legendary. And, with the launch of a clutch of stunning new hotels, a trip there just got a whole lot more comfortable. I assumed there would be silence in the desert; I was wrong. I thought

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The world reaches a deal to advance the Paris climate accord, barely

After two weeks of contentious talks, representatives of nearly 200 nations agreed to a common set of rules for tracking climate emissions and policies on Saturday, salvaging the landmark Paris accord. Not nearly enough: The deal, reached after late-night negotiation sessions at the United Nations meeting in Poland, won’t be nearly enough to avoid environmental

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How the Big Rip could end the world

A cosmological model predicts that the expanding Universe could rip itself apart. Too much dark energy could overwhelm the forces holding matter together. The disaster could happen in about 22 billion years. Perhaps it’s not the most cheerful thought, but people have preoccupied themselves with how the world around them could end for millennia. Now

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UNAMID Pressure on Sudan’s Armed Movements to Join Peace Process

SMC- The Deputy Joint Special Representative for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur  (UNAMID), Anita Kokui Gbeho revealed ongoing pressure on Sudan’s armed movements to join the peace process. Kokui officially inaugurated the 3.5 km (3.5 mile) road link Golo to the UNAMID base in Jebel Marra on Friday, as part of the

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244 Sudanese refugees return to North Darfur from Chad

The government of North Darfur State said 244 refugees have returned to Tina locality from Chad. The semi-official Sudan Media Center quoted the commissioner of Tina locality Al-Sadig Ibrahim Shargo as saying the tripartite agreement on the return of refugees is being implemented smoothly. He pointed out that the implementation of the agreement doesn’t face

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Sudan Demanded Eritrea to Activate its Membership in EASF’s System of Chiefs of Staff

SMC- Sudan has demanded Eritrea to activate its membership in the system of Chiefs of Staff of The Eastern Africa Standby Force (EASF). Sudanese Defense Minister Lt. Gen. Awad Ibin Auf has praised the fruitful rapprochement between Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia in the framework of positive steps and progress towards enhancing security and stability in

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Sudan agrees to raise civil servant salaries

The Sudanese Workers’ Trade Union Federation (SWTUF) reached an agreement with Prime Minister Motazz Moussa that salaries in government jobs will increase by 500 Sudanese pounds ($10.50) for the lowest grade jobs, and by 2,500 Sudanese pounds ($52.50) for higher earners, the state-run news agency SUNA reported. SWTUF head Yousef Abdel Karim said he had

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South Sudan starts planning for life beyond war

Posted On: 17th Dec 2018 For the first time since fleeing his home when civil war broke out in South Sudan five years ago, Raan Bona is daring to plan for the future. Seated at a restaurant in Bentiu town, the 29-year-old teacher said life had started to change “with peace”.He is opening a printing

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Kagame blames neighbours as two are killed in attack

SUNDAY DECEMBER 16 2018     In Summary The Ministry of Defence said the attackers also set on fire three passenger service vehicles and injured eight other people President Kagame pointed out that Rwanda would not be provoked into crossing borders to deal with insurgents President Kagame also revealed that last week’s attack by suspected FDLR

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Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

DAMASCUS, Syria – Sudan’s president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago. Omar al-Bashir was greeted at the Damascus airport by Syrian President Bashar Assad before they both headed to the presidential palace, where they held talks on bilateral relations and the latest

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