ERITREA TO HOST SOUTH SUDAN LEADER AMID REGIONAL DIPLOMATIC BUZZ

ASMARA, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir is expected to meet his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in Asmara on Saturday, some Eritrean journalists have reported.Even though the government has yet to confirm the visit, it signals continuation of Ethiopia's buzzing diplomacy with neighbours in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, region.The agenda of Kiir's visit is not known immediately but photos shared on social media shows flags of the two countries…

ERITREA TO HOST SOUTH SUDAN LEADER AMID REGIONAL DIPLOMATIC BUZZ

ASMARA, South Sudanese president Salva Kiir is expected to meet his Eritrean counterpart Isaias Afwerki in Asmara on Saturday, some Eritrean journalists have reported.Even though the government has yet to confirm the visit, it signals continuation of Ethiopia's buzzing diplomacy with neighbours in the Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, region.The agenda of Kiir's visit is not known immediately but photos shared on social media shows flags of the two countries…

Suspect in UK Parliament Crash Charged With Attempted Murder

LONDON, A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder.Police say 29-year-old Salih Khater was charged Saturday with trying to kill police officers and members of the public.Three people were injured when Khater -- a British citizen originally from Sudan -- hit a group of cyclists before colliding with a security barrier guarded by police outside Parliament on Tuesday.The incident…

Suspect in UK Parliament Crash Charged With Attempted Murder

LONDON, A driver whose car collided with several people before crashing outside Britain's Parliament has been charged with attempted murder.Police say 29-year-old Salih Khater was charged Saturday with trying to kill police officers and members of the public.Three people were injured when Khater -- a British citizen originally from Sudan -- hit a group of cyclists before colliding with a security barrier guarded by police outside Parliament on Tuesday.The incident…

South Sudan Denies Issuing Former CAR President Fake Passport

Juba has denied issuing the former president of the Central African Republic (CAR) a South Sudanese passport after a U.N. panel made the charge against Francois Bozize, who has been sanctioned for alleged crimes against humanity.Late last month, the U.N. Panel of Experts on the CAR informed the U.N. Security Council that Bozize is likely traveling with counterfeit documents, including a South Sudanese passport bearing the name Samuel Peter Mudde…

SOUTH AFRICA SENDS CONDOLENCES TO SUDAN

PRETORIA, South Africa has sent its condolences to Sudan following the drowning of 24 school children in the Nile River. The boat was carrying more than 40 children to school when it sank on Wednesday morning. The incident resulted from an engine malfunction of the wooden boat. Wooden boats, locally known as "Marakib" are still favoured in Sudan, with islanders and fishermen heavily depend on these traditional boats to transport…