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28 May 2017
                       
 
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26 May 2017
 
 
Ramaphosa 'taking bribes from Kiir', South Sudan rebels claim
POLITICS
Rebels in South Sudan have claimed that Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is "taking bribes" from President Salva Kiir's government to block their leader Riek Machar - currently in South Africa -...
 
 
25 May 2017
 
 
 
US to provide millions of dollars in aid to Africa, Yemen
AID
The US announced more than $329-million in additional humanitarian assistance to provide urgently needed aid to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in South Sudan,...
 
 
South Sudan sanctions renewed
SANCTIONS
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously adopted a resolution renewing sanctions – including a travel ban and asset freeze, on those designated to be blocking peace, security and...
 
 
Africa 'has a lot to celebrate, despite challenges' – #AfricaDay
AFRICA DAY
Africa has a "lot to celebrate" despite the so many challenges that the continent is facing, says an expert at the Institute for Security Studies (ISS). "There is a lot to be celebrated although...
 
 
22 May 2017
 
South Sudan president announces unilateral ceasefire, prisoner release
VIOLENCE
The president of war-ravaged South Sudan declared a unilateral ceasefire on Monday and promised to release political prisoners, but with no sign of a political deal with rebels it was not clear...
 
 
16 May 2017
 
DSS: David Mahlobo: Address by Minister of State Security, during the budget vote for Department of State Security Agency, Parliament, Cape Town (16/05/2017)
Topics
Honourable Chairperson and Members, during the celebration of 23 years of our hard-won freedom and democracy, H.E. President Zuma implored us into action as a nation to deal with the vestiges of...
 
 
15 May 2017
 
UN increases appeal for South Sudan refugees
REFUGEES
United Nations (UN) agencies increased their 2017 appeal for South Sudan's refugees on Monday, saying they needed at least $1.4-billion to help alleviate "unimaginable" levels of suffering. The UN...
 
 
10 May 2017
 
South Sudan president replaces army chief
POLITICS
The president of South Sudan has replaced army chief Paul Malong with a general who is a member of an ethnic minority, the defence minister said on Tuesday, after a slew of resignations by senior...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
2m children displaced by South Sudan conflict – UN
VIOLENCE
The civil war in South Sudan has forced more than two-million children to flee their homes, according to two United Nations (UN) agencies. Children make up 62 percent of the more than 1.8-million...
 
 
Nigeria exchanges 82 Chibok girls kidnapped by Boko Haram for prisoners
BOKO HARAM
Boko Haram militants have released 82 schoolgirls out of a group of more than 200 whom they kidnapped from the northeastern town of Chibok three years ago in exchange for prisoners, the presidency...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
Acute malnutrition surges in Somali children – Unicef
MALNUTRITION
About 1.4-million children in drought-hit Somalia are projected to suffer acute malnutrition this year, 50 percent more than estimated in January, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said...
 
 
26 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Daily Podcast – April 26, 2017
Podcast
Making headlines: Shoot to kill, says 'new sheriff in town' Mbalula US slams South Sudan's Kiir over 'man-made' famine And, Zuma says special economic zones critical to radical transformation
 
 
24 Apr 2017
 
Uganda and South Sudan reach agreement on redrawing border
POLITICS
A long-simmering feud between Uganda and South Sudan is expected to end after both countries agreed on a blueprint for redrawing their common border. A joint technical committee from the two...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Millions facing famine in Somalia and South Sudan
FAMINE
Millions of people are facing the peril of famine in Somalia and South Sudan, and the situation is expected to worsen as the drought and violence fuelling the crises widen, cautioned senior United...
 
 
 
                       
 
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