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Minister Kutesa with President Kagame

Museveni Sends Letter to Kagame

Uganda’s president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has sent a special message to his Rwandan counterpert Paul Kagame in the capital Kigali. Uganda’s foreign affairs minister Sam Kutesa deliver Museveni’s message to Kagame Thursday morning. Although the details of Museveni’s letter to Kagame were not readily available, sources said Museveni had written to Kagame

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CONFIRMED: Machar to Fly into Juba for South Sudan Peace Celebration

The leader of South Sudan’s main opposition group (SPLM-IO) Riek Machar will take part in the national peace celebration the government plan to hold in Juba Tuesday 30 October. The announcement was made in Khartoum on Tuesday, following a meeting between Machar and the members of the National Pre-Transitional Committee (NPTC)

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South Sudan’s Salvar Kiir Awarded Seven Medals

The military command of South Sudan People’s Defence Forces (SSPDF) has awarded Seven medals to President Salva Kiir for his outstanding, long and distinguished military services to the nation during the days of the liberation, and during and the post Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) interim period. The ceremony at which the

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Louise Mushikiwabo

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 She has now been replaced by Dr Richard Sezibera, another powerful figure in Rwanda’s politics.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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