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Louise Mushikiwabo: Meet the Rwandan Woman Heading French-Speaking Countries’ Community

Until last week, Louise Mushikiwabo was the powerful minister of foreign affairs in the government of Paul Kagame in Rwanda. She has now been replaced by Dr Richard Sezibera, another powerful figure in Rwanda’s politics. Sezibera is a former secretary general of regional East African Community. Mushikiwabo will be taking on a

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South Sudan Rebel General Overthrows His Boss

A top rebel commander of the South Sudan Liberation Movement (SSLM) has declared himself leader of the movement, ousting his boss General Bapiny Monytuil. The South Sudan Liberation Movement/Army (SSLM/A) is a member of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA) faction that signed the revitalized peace agreement. General Jacob Nyier told Radio

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Rwandan president Paul Kagame. Courtesy Photo

Kagame Cabinet Reshuffle: Cabinet Size Slashed, More Women Appointed; Sezibera Replaces Mushikiwabo

Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame on Thursday shook up his cabinet, slashing it by 15 per cent and appointing more women. Kagame reduced the number of ministers (and ministries) from 31 to 26. Slashed ministerial positions are: minister of lands and forestry, junior education minister in charge of technical and vocational education and

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South Sudan FVP Taban Deng’s Security Guard Killed

A security guard at the South Sudanese first vice president Taban Deng’s residence in Juba was killed on Sunday. The security guard was identified as Lance Corporal Toang Jal Nyoak. Daniel Justin Boula, spokesperson of the South Sudan Police Service reportedly told Radio Tamazuj that police authorities couldn't immediately ascertain how the

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Observe Cease Fire Agreement – Kiir Orders South Sudan Military

President Salva Kiir has ordered the army and security organs to fully observe the ceasefire agreement which still faces some breaches in Unity and Equatoria 13 days after the signing of the revitalized peace agreement. Kiir made his directive during a meeting of the National Security Council at the presidency in

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South Sudan: Gov’t Soldier Killed as Rebels Ambush Military Convoy

At least one SPLA soldier was killed and several others injured when rebel troops ambushed a military convoy in Wau on Monday, according to military officials. SPLA spokesman Lul Ruai Koang told Radio Tamazuj on Tuesday that the attackers ambushed the military convoy on the road between Wau and Mboro. “One soldier

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Internationally Blacklisted General Named South Sudan Deputy Defense Minister

South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has appointed a new deputy defense minister who is under international sanctions for his role in undermining peace in the country. Kiir announced the appointment of General Malek Reuben Riak as his new deputy minister of defense in a decree read out on state TV on

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