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Riek Machar Sworn In As South Sudan VP

  South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Tuesday and took the oath as the country’s top vice president. Machar’s arrival raises hopes the government and rebels can move ahead with...

El Nino Could Cause Famine in Somalia

A group of 23 nongovernmental organizations working in Somalia say the country is in danger of falling into famine, as it did in 2010, because of drought and food shortages. The groups known as...

CAR President Wants Arms Embargo Lifted

  President Faustin-Archange Touadéra of the Central African Republic, who took office less than a month ago, has said his first tasks will include disarming ex-combatants and rebuilding the military. “Security, peace and national...

Xenophobic attacks in Lusaka Zambia

article written by; Mike Mwenda   Riots in Zambia’s capital spread to other parts of Lusaka on Tuesday as looters ransacked shops owned by immigrants, particularly Rwandans, and the ruling Patriotic Front party said...

South Sudan Rebel Leader Machar to Arrive in Juba

    South Sudan rebel leader and First Vice President Designate Riek Machar is expected to return to Juba Tuesday.  South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei said Machar’s return is a milestone in the...

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