East Africa

By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2014
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– By W.J.Berridge Many Sudanese intellectuals watched on with wry amusement as, in 2011, the global media announced that the popular uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya were the first civilian movements to overthrow military autocracies in the Arab world. Sudan is often overlooked because of its st...
By IndepthAfrica
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Oct 22nd, 2014
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– by Andebrhan Welde Giorgis Reviewed by Martin Plaut - Eritrea is at peace, yet its people are flooding across its borders. As many are being caught reaching the shores of Europe as come from Syria, escaping from that nation’s civil war. The Eritrean situation can be summed up in two comparative sta...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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October 21, 2014 (JUBA) – Livio Buhara, the father of a South Sudanese journalist broke his silence on Tuesday and demanded that his son, George Livio be released by security service operatives. George, who worked for the United Nations as a radio operator, was arrested on 22 August by the coun...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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October 21, 2014 (TORIT) – Members of Parliament in South Sudan’s Eastern Equatoria state assembly have elected a new speaker. Eastern Equatoria state governor Louis Lobong Lojore (ST) Tobiolo Alberto, the former chief whip becomes the new speaker replacing Emmanuel Ambrose Ocholimoi, who...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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October 22, 2014 (ARUSHA) – The armed opposition faction of Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement has dismissed allegations suggesting the recently signed framework agreement in Arusha, Tanzania, had endorsed to reunite the three factions of the SPLM under the leadership of president Salva K...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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October 21, 2014 (KHARTOUM) – Following a meeting with president Omer al-Bashir, the head of IGAD mediation team, Seyoum Mesfin, said they are now closer than ever before to a peace agreement ending the ten-month conflict in south Sudan. IGAD’s chief mediator for South Sudan peace talks, ...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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October 21, 14 (BOR) – The finance minister of South Sudan’s Jonglei state is expected to present its draft budget for deliberations by MPs on Wednesday. Dano Obongo said an increase of more than 65 million was made in the South Sudanese Pounds 324 million budget, with security and infras...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 22nd, 2014
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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle October 21, 2014 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudan government has unexpectedly recalled its ambassador to Ethiopia in a move an official described as “a normal administrative practice”. South Sudan foreign affairs spokesperson Mawien Makol (Photo credit: citizen-news) ...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (JUBA) – South Sudan is currently at “crossroads” in the fight to combat sexual violence, which can only be halted through greater political and legal efforts, a United Nations envoy said. The United Nations Special Representative on sexual violence in conflict, Zai...
By IAfrica
In Sudan
Oct 21st, 2014
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October 20, 2014 (JUBA) – The South Sudanese government has accused the opposition leader of conducting a mass mobilisation against the signing of the country’s controversial security bill into law. SPLM-DC leader Lam Akol responds to questions at a news conference in South Sudan’s ...