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UN chief terms COVID-19 as game-changer for int’l peace, security

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told world leaders on Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic has become a game-changer for international peace and security. The world has “entered a volatile and unstable new phase” in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on peace and security, the …

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War-ravaged South Sudan at a glance

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan is the world’s youngest country and also one of the poorest, crippled by a devastating civil war that has left tens of thousands dead. As rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as vice president ahead of the formation of a new …

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3rd Division Commander rallies Karamoja elders for peace

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The 3rd Division Commander has asked Karamoja elders and peace committee members to be ambassadors of peace and discourage cattle rustling. Brig. Joseph Balikudembe also made a call to the warriors to either voluntarily disarm or be forcefully disarmed. His call follows increased raids among …

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Salva Kiir pardons prominent South Sudan economist

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has pardoned a Harvard-educated economist whose conviction earlier this year on spying charges drew international criticism. Peter Biar Ajak was among 30 prisoners on a pardon list seen by AFP and dated January 1. A spokesman for the main …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni and South Sudan’s sad story

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni and South Sudan’s sad story: Bringing peace puzzles regional big men THE LAST WORD Uganda’s democratic delusions: How Museveni, Besigye and Bobi Wine are birds of a feather that only fly apart ANALYSIS …

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DEAL: Machar and Kiir agree on way forward

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar agreed Thursday to extend by 100 days a deadline to form a power-sharing government, a regional official said, after they failed to resolve outstanding disagreements. The Uganda Tripartite Summit on peace in South …

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Machar and Kiir meet in Uganda as deadline looms

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar will hold rare face-to-face talks Thursday in Uganda, their representatives said, as time runs out for the rivals to form a power-sharing government. Both sides agreed to a November 12 deadline to join forces …

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