Monday, February 15, 2021


South Sudan

My message to Nigerian media, by Kadaria Ahmed

It is with a heavy heart, worry about Nigeria and a sense of impending doom that I am sending this message to my colleagues...

Basketmouth, 2baba to perform at UN’s comedy show

Nigerian stand-up comedian, Bright Okpocha alias Basketmouth is one of the big names in Africa featuring in a United Nations’ comedy show slated for Sunday.

South Sudan President to form new Parliament

South Sudan has taken a major step towards the formation of a multiparty Parliament with 550 Members, a Cabinet official has said.

China sends 350 peacekeepers to South Sudan

A 350-member echelon of China’s seventh peacekeeping infantry battalion to Juba, South Sudan, on Thursday departed north China’s Tianjin on a one-year mission.

Sudan resumes peace talks with opposition in Juba

Sudan’s Transitional Government on Wednesday resumed peace talks in Juba, South Sudan capital, with various armed opposition groups that fought against the regime of former President Omar al-Bashir.

Nigeria will achieve polio-free status in 2020 – Shuaib  

Dr Faisal Shuaib, the Executive Director, National Primary Healthcare Development Agency, NPHCDA, has expressed optimism that Nigeria will be declared polio free by 2020.

29 people die as South Sudan clans clash over Nile Island

At least 29 people were killed in South Sudan on Thursday when two rival clans clashed over the ownership of an island on the Nile River.

Sudan gov’t agrees to delay peace talks with armed groups

The Sudanese government has agreed to delay Thursday’s peace talks with the armed groups to Dec. 10, after a request from the host country South Sudan.

240 Chinese peacekeepers leave for South Sudan on one-year mission

A contingent of 240 Chinese peacekeepers left Zhangjiakou, a city in northern China’s Hebei Province, for South Sudan on Tuesday on a one-year mission.

Nigeria listed among 41 countries in need of food assistance

A report released by the Food and Agriculture Organisation, FAO, on Thursday, titled, “Crop Prospect and Food Situation,” has listed Nigeria among 41 countries in need of external assistance.

Sudanese opposition leader urges South Sudan to expand mediation team

Sudanese opposition leader on Tuesday urged South Sudanese President Salva Kiir to include three key regional nations in his peace mediation team as an...

Unknown rebels kill 12 in South Sudan bus attack

At least 12 people, including a child were on Thursday killed when unknown rebels ambushed two buses outside South Sudan’s capital Juba. According to Police...

China urges South Sudan parties to accelerate peace implementation

China has urged parties to South Sudan’s Sept. 2018 peace deal to fast-track its implementation and end the conflict in the east African country. The...

Japan donates $3.2m to boost S.Sudan peace process

Japan on Tuesday donated 3.2 million dollars to Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) to help boost South Sudan peace process. Ismail Wais, IGAD Special Envoy...

South Sudan builds capacity to boost civilian disarmament

South Sudan on Wednesday said it would conduct capacity building for security operatives to boost ongoing civilian disarmament and curb proliferation of small arms...

South Sudan urges media to take lead role in peace process

South Sudan’s peace monitors on Wednesday appealed to the media to take the lead in peace building and promoting harmony in the conflict-torn Country. Berhanu...

UNHCR says 20,000 South Sudan refugees return home from Uganda

The UN Refugee Agency on Wednesday said that over 20,000 South Sudanese Refugees had voluntarily returned home from Uganda following recent peace efforts in...

South Sudan govt forces, allies kill 232, raped 120 women, girls – UN

The UN has accused South Sudan government forces and allies of killing 232 civilians and raping 120 women and girls in opposition-held villages.

U.S. condemns effort to extend President Salva Kiir’s tenure

The U. S. has condemned efforts by South Sudan's government to extend President Salva Kiir's term for three years. “The draft bill undermines ongoing peace...

War-torn South Sudan debates bill on extending president’s term

South Sudan has started debating a bill extending the tenure of the interim government headed by President Salva Kiir by three years at a...

South Sudan foes agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.

South Sudan foes in new peace talks to end deadly war

South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar met on Monday for a new round of peace talks after a first meeting last...

South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar to meet on Wednesday in Addis Ababa

South Sudan President Salva Kiir will meet with rebel leader Riek Machar in Ethiopia's capital on Wednesday in their first face-to-face in nearly two years, an Ethiopian official said Tuesday.

President fires finance minister, UN blacklisted army general

Mangok, who once was the head of Kiir’s presidential guard, is among six rival generals that the UN Security Council blacklisted for“fuelling the ongoing conflict in South Sudan in 2015

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