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US Police say Samson Kidega was gunman in Nashville shooting

Kidega identified as gunman who killed one, wounds six outside Nashville  Washington, United States | AFP |  Police says that the masked gunman who opened fire Sunday at a church near Nashville, Tennessee, killing a woman and wounding six more people, is Sudan-born longtime US resident Emanuel Samson Kidega. The suspect, …

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At least 25 dead in South Sudan oil state battle

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An outbreak of fighting between government and rebel forces in South Sudan’s oil-producing north left at least 25 people dead, a state official said Tuesday. The clash between rebels loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar and government forces occurred early Monday in …

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US Treasury announces sanctions on South Sudan officials

Washington, United States | THE INDEPENDENT |  The United States  Department of the Treasury on Wednesday announced targeted sanctions on Gen. Paul Malong Awan, former South Sudan’s army chief of general staff, and two other Sudanese officials for their “roles in threatening the peace, security, or stability of the country.” The sanctions will also …

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New ‘Keep Uganda Free of Polio’ campaign targets 73 districts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Concerned by the increasing numbers of refugees entering the country, Uganda’s Ministry of Health will September 9-11 roll out a House to House Polio Immunization campaign for children 0-5 years in 73 districts. “Currently, there is high cross-border movements of populations due to insecurity and cross border trade …

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US reporter, 18 Sudanese killed in Kaya clashes

   Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  An American journalist has been killed while covering clashes between government and rebel forces in restive South Sudan, local officials and the US mission in Juba said on Sunday. A spokesman confirmed the clashes had resulted in 19 deaths. Christopher Allen, a freelance reporter …

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ANALYSIS: Whatever happened to East Africa’s oil boom?

Luke Patey | AFRICAN ARGUMENTS |  It was not long ago that East Africa was the shining frontier of the continent’s oil scene. Uganda sparked the rush in 2006 after wildcatters ventured deep inland and made Africa’s largest onshore discoveries in decades. And Kenya’s north­western Turkana region continued the run with new oilfields found …

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South Sudan army takes Machar stronghold

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan government forces said Monday they had seized the rebel stronghold of Pagak near the Ethiopian border, after weeks of heavy fighting that forced thousands to flee the region. Military spokesman Dickson Gatluak said rebel forces loyal to exiled former deputy president Riek Machar …

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At least four dead in latest South Sudan road ambush

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  At least four people were killed by unknown gunmen on the main road between South Sudan’s capital and the Uganda border on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The deadly attack was the latest on the dangerous yet busy highway that ferries South Sudanese fleeing …

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