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Deadline Set for Kiir-Machar Face to Face Meeting

The regional bloc (IGAD) has set June 30 as the deadline for face-to-face talks between the two South Sudan warring leaders, President Salva Kiir and former first vice-president, Riek Machar. During the 62 extra-ordinary IGAD council of ministers’ session in Ethiopia on Friday, foreign affairs ministers from IGAD member states said

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KENYA: President Kenyatta Flags Off Kenya’s First Crude Oil Exports

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Sunday (June 3rd) declared a “great day for Kenya” as he flagged off the first consignment of crude oil destined for export from Kenya, which will lead to oil becoming a major contributor to the nation’s economy. The President flagged off trucks loaded with crude oil from

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S. Sudan: Rebel Appointed Governor Welcomes UN Sanctions Against Him

Koang Rambang, the rebel-appointed governor of Bieh state who was accused of obstructing peace in South Sudan said he welcomes international sanctions against him. UN Security Council is due to vote on Thursday to impose sanctions on opposition governor Koang Rambang, Defense Minister Kuol Manyang, former army chief Paul Malong, Minister

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Sanctions are Not the Solution to South Sudan Crisis – Gov’t

The South Sudanese government Monday has urged the Security Council to reconsider its plan to impose individual sanctions of senior government officials saying this move would affect the regional efforts to end the conflict. The Security Council on Friday 25 May discussed at informal meeting a draft resolution proposed by the

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Rwanda Defends Arsenal Sponsorship Deal

Rwanda has defended its decision to spend "millions" on an advertising deal with UK football club Arsenal after it came in for heavy criticism. Visit Rwanda, the country's official tourism authority, will have its logo emblazoned across players' sleeves next season, in the hope it will bring more tourists to the

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