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South Sudan and holdout rebels commit to truce this week

“South Sudan’s government and main rebel groups that had refused to sign a peace deal have inched closer to ending…

Locusts in East Africa

In December Somalia experienced the worst locust outbreak in 25 years. As the outbreak occurred WHO feared that it may…

South Sudan Leaders Agree on Unity Govt

“South Sudan’s president Salva Kiir said he and former vice president Riek Machar have reached a deal on Tuesday to…

Famine stalks millions in South Sudan after droughts, floods

“Famine threatens the lives of up to 5.5 million people in South Sudan, where droughts and flooding have destroyed crops…

Outbreaks and emergencies

In the week ending on December 8 cholera was monitored in six countries: Burundi, Cameroon, DRC, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria….

Peace talks hit deadock in South Sudan

“The government of Juba has thrown a spanner in the works by proposing that the contested number of states–one of…

67 killed, 100 wounded in clashes in South Sudan

“About 67 people have been killed and 100 others wounded during intercommunal clashes in South Sudan’s Western Lakes State, a…

UN deploys troops to central South Sudan to quell violence

“The United Nations peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said Tuesday it has deployed peacekeepers to deter violence between rival…

Congo River in danger

“Human activities including random tree felling for charcoal in the Congo Forest and other parts of the DRC, small and…

Juba angered by US’ lack of confidence in Kiir

“The US on Monday recalled its ambassador in South Sudan, Thomas Hushek, sending a strong signal that it did not…

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