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Uganda, Kenya agree on cross border peace program

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan and Kenyan government with the mediation on of the United Nation-UN have agreed on joint collaboration to promote peace at the different border points especially in places with normads and pastoralists. The agreement comes following week long discussions between different stakeholders including …

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IGAD summons Kiir and Machar to Addis talks

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The rivals in South Sudan’s conflict have been invited to hold talks in Ethiopia’s capital next week to nudge along a fragile peace deal that has suffered repeated setbacks, according to a letter seen Thursday by AFP. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional …

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‘South Sudan peace accord progress falling way short’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Progress in implementing the peace agreement in South Sudan has been “way short” of expectations, the body responsible for monitoring it said on Friday, a day after Pope Francis urged the warring factions to achieve a lasting peace. “It is clear that achievements have fallen …

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Southern Africa leaders back Western Sahara

Southern Africa leaders back Western Sahara at ‘historic’ talks Pretoria, South Africa | AFP | Several southern African leaders on Tuesday threw their support behind Western Sahara, with one calling the disputed territory the “last colony” on the African continent. Also attending is Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni. President Cyril Ramaphosa, leader …

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Former foes Ethiopia and Eritrea seek to boost Juba peace deal

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea met South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Monday seeking to breathe new life into a flagging peace agreement signed six months ago between his government and rebels. South Sudan’s influential Catholic Church last month warned that the deal agreed …

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Oulanyah hails UPDF on peace, security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, has praised the Uganda Peoples’ Defense Force (UPDF) for its role in national and regional stability. At an event to launch this year’s Tarehe sita celebration activities at the Ministry of Defence and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya, Oulanyah said …

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Bashir vows to bring peace as demos called in war zones

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | President Omar al-Bashir vowed Monday to bring peace in the state of South Kordofan where Sudanese forces are fighting rebels, as protesters planned to hold anti-government rallies in the country’s conflict zones. Deadly protests triggered by a government decision to raise the price of bread have rocked the east African …

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IGAD: Security improving in region

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has said that the security and conflict situation in the IGAD Sub-region is rapidly improving. IGAD is a trade block comprising of Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Somalia and Ethiopia. Dr Koang Tutlam Dung, the Representative …

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Nobel laureates urge world to help victims of rape in conflict

Oslo, Norway | AFP | Nobel laureates Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad called on the world to protect victims of wartime sexual violence in their Peace Prize acceptance speeches on Monday, slamming indifference to the plight of women and children in conflict. Congolese gynecologist Mukwege, whose work has made him …

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