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South Sudan rivals hold rare meeting as peace deal stalls

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s president and its armed opposition leader met Wednesday in Juba for a rare sit-down as a deadline looms for the rivals to join forces in a power-sharing government. President Salva Kiir and his former deputy turned foe, exiled rebel chief Riek Machar, …

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Eritreans wait in vain for change after peace with Ethiopia

Asmara, Eritrea | AFP |  Eritrean taxi driver Mihreteab recalls brimming with hope in July 2018 when his country reached a peace agreement with neighbour and longtime foe Ethiopia. But a year and a half later, that hope has given way to disenchantment. “I don’t see any changes so far. People …

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Will South Sudan finally be able to clinch lasting peace in 100 days?

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  South Sudan’s president and its armed opposition leader have missed another 100-day deadline to form a power-sharing government, threatening a tenuous ceasefire that has paused years of bloodshed in the world’s youngest country. The warring camps were given another extension to join forces after a meeting …

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Birao’s militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic

Birao, Central African Republic | AFP |  A heavy silence hangs in the dusty alleys of Birao, in the extreme northeast of Central African Republic, where figures only rarely wander between the empty houses and reed hedges. Since September, Birao has been hit hard by fighting between armed groups despite a …

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Fears in US of bad peace deal with the Taliban

Washington, United States | AFP | An Afghanistan peace agreement that the US seems close to reaching with the Taliban has prompted worries that President Donald Trump’s desire to quickly withdraw US troops could further plunge the country into civil war. Trump said Friday he was pleased with talks on ending …

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