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Museveni opposes arms embargo on South Sudan

President Yoweri Museveni and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon have discussed the conflict in South Sudan, with the two leaders pushing for a strong message to the warring factions. Museveni however disagreed with a UN proposal to impose an arms embargo saying this would create a vacuum …

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Ethiopia ready to send more peacekeepers to S.Sudan

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP Ethiopia said Friday it was ready to send more soldiers to strengthen the UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan. “We’re more than willing to take on our part of responsibility in restoring calm in South Sudan,” said government spokesman Getachew Reda. “We hope and expect …

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South Sudan violence to dominate African Union meet

A recent flare-up of deadly violence in South Sudan will dominate the agenda as heads of state gather Sunday for a key African Union summit in the Rwandan capital Kigali. South Sudan is just one of the crises shaking the continent that African leaders will seek to confront as divisions …

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Ex Burundi EAC minister assassinated

Former Burundian government minister and spokeswoman Hafsa Mossi was shot dead in the capital Bujumbura on Wednesday, police said. “Hon. Mossi assassinated 10.30 in Gihosha”, in the east of Bujumbura by, “two criminals in a vehicle,” police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said on Twitter. Mossi was Burundi’s information minister and government …

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Ceasefire holding in South Sudan’s capital

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A ceasefire in South Sudan’s capital appeared to hold for a second straight day Wednesday after intense fighting that killed hundreds of people and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. No gunfire or artillery was heard in Juba and evacuation flights for …

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Three quarters of South Sudanese need humanitarian aid: UN

Amman, Jordan | AFP | Three-quarters of the population of South Sudan needs humanitarian aid after four days of deadly fighting, the UN’s World Food Programme director Etharin Cousin told AFP on Tuesday. Between Friday and Monday, the capital Juba was rocked by clashes between forces loyal to President Salva …

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Netanyahu, Museveni vow to fight terrorism

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  “Exactly forty years ago, our forces took part in a historic mission to rescue hostages. The forces landed in the dead of night in a country ruled by a dictator who aids terrorists. Now here I am, I have landed in daylight in a friendly …

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