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Ex-South Sudan Army Chief Calls for New leadership Without Kiir, Machar

Thomas Cirillo Swaka, leader of the National Salvation Front (NAS), has called for global support to a new leadership that excludes President Salva Kiir and his main political rival, Riek Machar from power configuration, saying the two leaders have apparently failed to manage the national crisis after the outbreak of

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Raila Odinga Says He Didn’t Call for Protests On Election Day

Nasa leader Raila Odinga has now asked his supporters not to take to the streets on Thursday during the repeat presidential election and stay away from polling stations. "We have not told people to demonstrate on the polling day. We have not said that at all,” Mr Odinga said on Tuesday

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Fresh Petition Filed in Supreme Court to Block Kenya Repeat Election

With only two days to the election, three voters have today moved to the Supreme Court seeking to stop the electoral commission from conducting the repeat election scheduled for Thursday, October 26. The three voters, Khelef Khalia, Samwel Monochi and Gacheke Gachihi have cited lack of preparedness and threats to employees

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S. Sudan Pro-Gov’t Activists Petition Kiir to Fire Foreign Minister Deng Kuol

A group of twenty members South Sudanese pro-government supporters has written a petition letter asking President Salva Kiir to remove from office foreign minister Deng Alor Kuol, claiming the latter was advancing regime change views. The group, according to the letter extended, said that minister Kuol was the source of the

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Govt Officials Encouraging Continual Conflict in South Sudan – UN

South Sudan's government bears "primary responsibility" for incessant violence in the country, according to a new United Nations report that also criticises East African and US mediation efforts.   A UN Panel of Experts presented the starkly negative assessment in an update on the South Sudan conflict issued on Thursday. The five-member panel

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Riek Machar’s Spokesman Dies in Khartoum

  Lam Kuei Lam, the official spokesman for South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar who was also a brilliant young journalist, has died suddenly in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum. Mr Kuei was pronounced dead on Saturday evening by members of the opposition faction allied to former Vice-President Riek Machar, but the cause

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Kenya: IEBC Boss Ezra Chiloba Takes Leave Ahead of Next Week’s Repeat Poll

Embattled elections boss Ezra Chiloba is to take a three-week break and will be away during Thursday’s repeat presidential election. According to sources close to the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission, Mr Chiloba took a “personal decision to be away in order to build confidence in stakeholders” who had complained about

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South Sudan Soldiers Beat Up UN Commander

South Sudanese forces stopped a UN peacekeeping convoy at gunpoint and beat the unit's commander in the latest clash with peacekeepers in the war-wracked African country, a report obtained by AFP on Thursday said. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the Security Council that South Sudan's defence minister had apologized for the

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