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Riek Machar’s ex-spokesman Appears in Court Over ‘Unclear Charges’

South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar’s former spokesman James Gatdek Dak appeared in court in the capital Juba, nearly 10 months after being deported from Kenya to the capital Juba where he was immediately detained by security officials. Just before his deportation to Juba in November last year, Gatdet had expressed

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Supreme Court Orders Kenyans to Stop Discussing Raila Odinga Petition

Seven Supreme Court judges have ordered parties to the presidential election petition, their agents, supporters, and the public to stop discussing the case, nor the judges pending the determination of the matter, expected on September 1. In directions to opposition leader Raila Odinga, his running mate Kalonzo Musyoka, President Uhuru Kenyatta,

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Machar Rebels Speak Out on Attempted Abduction of their Spokesperson in Uganda

South Sudan armed opposition faction (SPLM-IO) allied to South Sudan’s former first vice president Riek Machar has condemned a foiled attempt to kidnap one of their officials from the Ugandan capital, Kampala last week. Unknown armed men briefly abducted South Sudan rebel spokesman, Paul Lam Gabriel in Uganda, but was released

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S. Sudan Rebels Weigh-in on Gov’t, UN Standoff

The Government of South Sudan should undertake measures to allow the free movement of all United Nations staff, vehicles, and planes without any restrictions in all parts of South Sudan, an armed opposition official has remarked. “That immunity of all UN staff must be respected by the government,” Gen. Wesley Welebe

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Lessons from Kagame’s Re-election and Inauguration, and the Kagame the West Knows Not

It was an inauguration ceremony like no other, everybody was saying, with lessons for Rwandans and fellow Africans. They were referring to last Friday’s swearing in of President Paul Kagame for another term. A friend made this observation: The African Union Summit might well convene now and get some business done

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Key Documents in Raila Odinga Petition Missing

Four documents in Nasa leader Raila Odinga’s petition challenging the re-election of President Uhuru Kenyatta were filed after the deadline, according to the Supreme Court, even as the coalition said the papers were not key to their case. The court’s registrar, Ms Esther Nyaiyaki, said in a letter to Mr Odinga’s

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Why South Sudan Gov’t Grounded All UN Planes

Government in South Sudan has suspended all flights by United Nations planes across the country, accusing the international body of deviating from the right procedure of application for flights. Information Minister Michaell Makuei Lueth confirmed the development saying the flights were suspended because the Regional Protection Force (RPF) decided to move

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End of Raila Odinga’s Political Career, and Odingaism?

Raila Odinga will not run again for president unless the Supreme Court demands a presidential election re-run. He has said as much in an interview with a British newspaper Financial Times. If the Supreme Court upholds the electoral commission’s declaration of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s re-election, it will probably mark the decline of

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Machar Rebel Spokesperson Abducted in Uganda

The spokesperson of South Sudan armed opposition loyal to former First Vice President Dr. Riek Machar was briefly abducted in Uganda before being rescued by the Police. The abductors, according to Sudanese news outlet Sudan Tribune, warned Paul Lam Gabriel to desist from talking to the media. Lam reportedly accused South Sudan

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