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Catholic Bishops ask Ugandans to pray for peace

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Catholic Bishops have asked Christians in the country to pray for peace in the country. The Bishops highlighted that as it was in the times of the Martyrs, there is much persecution of innocent people all over the country, which is becoming part of the …

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UN chief calls for strong multilateral action to address common crises

United Nations, USA |  XINHUA |  United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for strong multilateral action to address the common crises and threats that the international community is facing. “We need strong multilateral action now, to emerge from the pandemic safely, to address the climate crisis, and to …

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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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