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Where next for South Sudan and rebel chief Machar?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | War-torn South Sudan’s slide into chaos resumed last month with fresh fighting in the capital Juba that forced rebel leader turned vice president and peace deal signatory Riek Machar to flee. With the spike in clashes came a surge of abuse of civilians by armed …

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Portugal’s Guterres still leads race to be next UN chief

United Nations, United States | AFP | Portugal’s former prime minister Antonio Guterres is still the frontrunner to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations following a third straw poll held Monday, diplomats said. Guterres, who served as UN refugee chief for 10 years, received 11 votes of encouragement, …

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Japan PM pledges to invest $30 bn in Africa by 2018

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Japan will pour $30 billion of investments into Africa by 2018, including $10 billion in infrastructure development, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Saturday at a summit in Nairobi. Abe is using the conference to meet dozens of leaders from across Africa, among them Kenya’s President …

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Putin and Erdogan pledge reset after diplomatic rift

Saint Petersburg, RUSSIAN FEDERATION | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday pledged to reinvigorate ties after their first meeting since Ankara shot down a Russian warplane last November. Erdogan’s visit to Putin’s hometown of Saint Petersburg is also his first foreign trip …

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PHOTOS: Museveni, US ambassador Malac and Ankole cattle

PHOTOGRAPHS: US ambassador to Uganda Deborah Malac on Friday visited President Yoweri Museveni at his countryside home in Rwakitura. The ambassador and President Museveni reportedly discussed issues of mutual interest to the US and Uganda. Thereafter, Malac was taken on a tour of Museveni’s farm, where the president showed her …

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