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Why divided Colombia said ‘No’ to peace deal

  Bogota, Colombia | AFP | Colombians say they are sick of their country’s 52-year civil war. So why did a thin majority of voters reject their biggest chance yet for peace? Forecasts ahead of Sunday’s surprise referendum result misjudged how divided Colombians are over how to settle the conflict …

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Ceasefire holding in South Sudan’s capital

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | A ceasefire in South Sudan’s capital appeared to hold for a second straight day Wednesday after intense fighting that killed hundreds of people and forced tens of thousands to flee their homes. No gunfire or artillery was heard in Juba and evacuation flights for …

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China, Uganda yet to fully deliver promises to UN

United Nations, UNITED STATES | AFP | Of the 46 countries that pledged to provide resources to maintain United Nations peace operations, 14 have failed completely or only partially kept their promises. In a United States-led initiative organized at a summit in September, dozens of countries vowed to contribute more …

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Will Machar bring peace?

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudan said it hoped that the return of South Sudan rebel chief Riek Machar and his swearing in as vice-president on Tuesday would help bring peace to the war-torn country. South Sudan won independence from Sudan under a peace agreement in 2011 but the world’s …

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Machar finally back in Juba, sworn in as Vice-President

Juba, South Sudan | AFP BREAKING: Plane carrying South Sudan rebel leader and first vice president designate Riek Machar touches down at Juba International Airport. — Allan Olingo (@allanolingo) April 26, 2016 South Sudan’s rebel chief Riek Machar finally returned to Juba on Tuesday and was sworn in as vice-president …

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