PM SAYS ETHIOPIA WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT EFFORTS TO RESOLVE SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

KIGALI, RWANDA, — Prime Minister Hialemariam Dessalegn says Ethiopia will continue to support regional and global efforts to achieve a peaceful resolution to the crisis in South Sudan.

Hailemariam made the remark while conferring with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon …

IGAD TO DEPLOY 14,000 PEACEKEEPERS TO SOUTH SUDAN, KIIR AND MACHAR TO MEET

KIGALI, — South Sudan President Salva Kiir and Vice-President Riek Machar have agreed to meet and deliberate on the way forward to restore peace in the country following the armed conflict which broke out there in recent days, an official …

IGAD Demands Rival Military Forces Leave South Sudan’s Capital

The regional group IGAD (Inter Governmental Authority on Development) in East Africa has called on forces loyal to South Sudan President Salva Kiir and First Vice President Riek Machar to leave Juba and be replaced by a protection regional force …

UN CALLS FOR CONCERTED REGIONAL, INTERNATIONAL ACTION IN SOUTH SUDAN

KIGALI — On the margins of the 27th African Union (AU) Summit taking place in Kigali, Rwanda, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addressed a regional body and met with several African leaders, stressing the need for concerted action to revive …

UGANDAN PRES MUSEVENI OPPOSES ARMS EMBARGO ON SOUTH SUDAN

KIGALI — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon have discussed the conflict in South Sudan, with the two leaders pushing for a strong message to the warring factions.

Museveni however disagreed with a …

UGANDA AND SUDAN’S REPATRIATION MISSIONS RUNNING SMOOTHLY IN SOUTH SUDAN

KAMPALA/KHARTOUM, — The first group of Ugandans that are being repatriated from South Sudan by the Ugandan army successfully crossed the border to Uganda Friday evening.

This follows fighting in Juba which claimed nearly 300 lives on the eve of …

SOUTH SUDAN: UN URGES STABILITY AHEAD OF PLANTING SEASON TO THWART FOOD INSECURITY

JUBA, — Millions of people facing hunger in South Sudan will be driven to the brink of catastrophe if renewed flashes of violence derail the fragile peace process, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said, warning that the …

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