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Ethiopia becomes the largest refugee host in Africa

The Star (Addis Ababa) – Ethiopia has overtaken Kenya to become the largest refugee-hosting country in Africa, the UN refugee agency announced on Tuesday.

Speaking during a press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, UNHCR spokesperson Adrian Edwards …

South Sudan marks SPLA Day

The government and people of South Sudan have commemorated the formation of the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) on Friday, May 16th.

Local sources indicate that a large crowd have convened at the Dr. John Garang Memorial Park to mark …

UN: Kony is hiding in South Sudan

The United Nations (UN) has revealed that the wanted leader of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA), Joseph Kony, is currently hiding in a small community in Western Bahr al-Ghazal State, South Sudan.

According to the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki …

South Sudan: Government resumes offensive

Forces from the South Sudanese military and Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA) have recommenced offensive campaigns in the war-torn nation on Sunday.

Government and rebel forces have reportedly clashed in two locations in Upper Nile State today – Nasser and …

South Sudan to join regional railway project

South Sudan will join Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda in a standard gauge railway (SGR) project that seeks to enhance regional integration and trade.

A Joint Technical Committee (JTC) in charge of the project has issued a statement indicating that the …

Sudan and South Sudan leaders meet in Khartoum

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir hosted his counterpart, President Salva Kiir of South Sudan, in Khartoum recently amid ongoing efforts to strengthen bilateral relations in the wake of the prolonged civil war in the south.

A spokesman for Sudan’s Foreign Ministry …

EU-Africa Summit opens in Brussels

The 4th EU-Africa Summit kicked off yesterday in Brussels, with attendance from African and European leaders from about 80 nations.

Leaders from the two continents have converged in Belgium to discuss commerce as the deadline approaches for tariff-free trade …

South Sudan: Rivals resume Discussions in Addis Ababa

Representatives from both sides of the divide in South Sudan are set to resume negotiations to end the almost 3-month long insurrection in the world’s youngest nation on Tuesday, March 25th.

According to a statement by the Inter-governmental Authority for …

US deploys Troops and Aircrafts to Uganda

The Government of the United States of America has confirmed plans to discharge 4 CU-22 Osprey aircrafts to Uganda, as well as an additional 150 air-force personnel to man the planes.

The reinforcements are expected to increase the ability of …

South Sudan: Peace talk fails to resume in Addis Ababa

The dialogue between representatives of the warring factions in Addis Ababa failed to be re-initiated this past week as both sides continued armed battle in the war-torn nation.

During the adjournment of the discussions earlier in the month, representatives of …

Sudan, South Sudan to re-activate Joint Border Patrol

The defense ministers of Sudan and South Sudan on Wednesday agreed to resume joint patrol of their disputed 6-mile long border.

According to a report by Daily Nation, the South Sudanese Defense Minister, Kuol Manyang, who was in Khartoum this …

Police clash with opposition leaves 15 injured in Burundi

Fifteen members of Burundi’s opposition party have been reportedly injured following clashes with the police late on Saturday.

The Police also apprehended many other suspects at the headquarters of the MSD party.

Pundits say the political wrangling in the East …

Unilever to establish Manufacturing Plant in Ethiopia

Multi-national manufacturer, Unilever, has announced plans of opening a plant in Ethiopia.

The consumer-product giant will open the manufacturing plant next year as part of its growth strategy in Africa, reports indicate.

According to a company official, the manufacturer plans …

Fighting Erupts in the Capital of South Sudan

Residents of Juba were forced to stay indoors early Wednesday after fighting erupted in a renowned military barrack near Juba University in Giyada area.

According to local reports, gun fire and heavy explosions rang in the barrack known as Geida, …

Tanzania and Kenya to Deploy Troops to South Sudan

Top ranking government officials from Tanzania and Kenya have confirmed reports that both nations are set to deploy troops to war-torn South Sudan.

Tanzania’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister, Bernard Membe, told reporters on Thursday that the a single …

Fightings continues in South Sudan

The United Nations has said that at least 10 people have died following the latest outbreak of violence in the world’s newest country as rebel forces took control of parts of the capital of the oil-producing Upper Nile state, a …

South Sudan Peace Talks Fails to Resume on Monday

The second round of negotiations between the warring factions in South Sudan failed to resume on Monday, despite earlier indications from both delegations that the talks were scheduled to recommence.

Spokesman for the government of South Sudan, Michael Makuei, told …

Archbishop of Canterbury Visits South Sudan

anglicanJustin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury and leader of Anglican churches worldwide has called on both factions of the divide in South Sudan to completely end the fighting in which thousands have been reportedly slaughtered.

The Archbishop, who arrived on …

South Sudan: Machar, 6 others Accused of Treason

The former deputy President of South Sudan, Reik Machar, and six other former employees of the government could be tried for treason for their role in the alleged coup d’etat which led to the outbreak of violence on December 15th, …