SHOOTING, CLASHES IN SOUTH SUDAN’S CAPITAL RAISE FEARS FOR PEACE PROCESS

JUBA, -- Gunfire rang out in South Sudan's capital on Friday hours after five soldiers died in clashes between rival factions, raising fears for a fragile peace process in the world's newest nation.President Salva Kiir and former rebel leader Riek Machar, now first vice president, called for calm at the State House, where they had been in talks when the fighting flared. A Reuters witness there heard shooting nearby.The clash…

SOUTH SUDAN’S CAPITAL CALM AFTER TWO DAYS OF GUNBATTLES – WITNESS

JUBA, -- South Sudan's capital Juba was quiet but tense on Saturday, a Reuters witness and an aid worker said, after two days of gunbattles between rival troops that have raised fears for a fragile peace process.Africa's newest nation is emerging from two years of civil war. On Friday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said the latest violence was an illustration of lack of commitment to the peace process and urged…

Gunfire Heard in South Sudan’s Capital, Hours After US Urges Calm

Gunfire has erupted again in South Sudan's capital following days of violence between rival factions that left more than 100 people dead.Witnesses in Juba say shots rang out in parts of the city Sunday as former rebels and government troops exchanged heavy gunfire.Earlier, the U.S. State Department issued an urgent call for calm in South Sudan after the deadly fighting began on the eve of the fifth anniversary of the…

WFP And Sudanese NGO To Promote Food Security And Nutrition In Sudan

Through the MoU, WFP and TOD will work on designing and implementing programmes for the promotion of food security, nutrition and resilience among vulnerable groups and communities in eastern Sudan. These include nutrition education in public schools, providing school meals through home-grown school feeding as well as helping vulnerable groups and communities establish asset-creation and income-generating projects."We are very fortunate to have found a solid partner whose presence on the…

US Adds 8 Countries to List of Worst Human Traffickers

STATE DEPARTMENT - Recruiters came to Angela's town in Syria offering paid work in restaurants in Lebanon. She accepted to leave her war-torn country, but found herself subjected to sex trafficking along with dozens of other girls. They were locked in hotels and sometimes forced to see 20 clients each day. The traffickers also raped and tortured the girls into submission. Angela finally escaped with help from police.Angela's case was…

FAO launches the regional competition of “Aquaponics” design in collaboration with Arab Women Investors Union

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the Arab Women Investors Union (AWIU) and the industrial investors Guild Suez line channel today launched a Regional competition for an Aquaponics designrdquo;. The competition aims to raise awareness on the use of new and innovative technologies for food production that would increase families' income in Egypt and the region.On the occasion of the competition launch, Nabil…

German Embassy and AGDS Provide Scholarships to Namibian Students Studying for a Bachelor of Education

The lack of qualified teachers is one of the main challenges faced by the Namibianeducation system. For many years, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany inNamibia and the AGDS (Arbeits- und Fouml;rdergemeinschaft der Deutschen Schulvereine inNamibia) have therefore provided scholarships to Namibian students studying for aBachelor of Education in order to make this study course more attractive. On 29 June2016, H.E. Ambassador Christian Schlaga of the German Embassy…

No Independence Day for South Sudan

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN - The world's youngest country has cancelled its Independence Day celebrations, saying what little money it has would be better spent elsewhere as it recovers from a devastating civil war.South Sudan's information minister told reporters this week that the nation's fifth anniversary on July 9 will be observed with a presidential speech instead, "because of the expenses involved.''The minister, Michael Makuei Lueth, said the celebrations usually cost…