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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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A surge in protests around the world in October

Paris, France | AFP | The past weeks have seen a wave of protest movements erupt in countries worldwide. Here is an overview of the main demonstrations that started this month and others that are ongoing. – Bolivia – When? Since October 21. Trigger? The disputed results of the October …

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Backers of Darfur rebel chief protest Sudan peace talks

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Hundreds of supporters of a key rebel leader from Darfur protested Monday against peace talks being held in Juba between Khartoum and other Sudanese rebel groups. Juba is hosting talks between Sudan’s new Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and representatives of three rebel groups that fought …

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Khartoum says renegotiating oil deal with Juba

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan said Monday it was renegotiating an oil deal with Khartoum, as it will not meet a December deadline to finish paying $3 billion (2.7 billion euros) agreed as compensation for the oil-rich nation’s 2011 secession. South Sudan and Sudan in 2012 …

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Almost 600 Burundian refugees return home from Tanzania

Gisuru, Burundi | AFP | Nearly 600 Burundians who fled political violence in their home country to Tanzania were on Thursday repatriated voluntarily, the UN refugee agency and witnesses said. The move came after the Tanzanian government vowed that from October 1 it would start repatriating all Burundians, willing or …

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XENOPHOBIA: Nigeria’s Buhari arrives in S.Africa

  Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari arrived in South Africa on Wednesday for a state visit after an outburst of xenophobic violence in and around Johannesburg stirred tensions between Africa’s leading economic powerhouses. Buhari and his South African counterpart Cyril Ramaphosa will meet Thursday to …

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