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S. Sudan Marks 2 Years of Civil War

ADDIS ABABA Tuesday marks two years since the start of the civil war in South Sudan. A peace deal was signed in August but implementation has been slow and complicated by continued disagreements. Peace...






Subsidized Housing for the Vulnerable in Zambia

Lusaka CHRISTINA Mwale, 60, lives with her eight dependents in a two-room mud house in Linda Township. The house is on the verge of collapse. The only thing preventing the roof of the house...






Zambia President Lungu Warns Against Tribalism

Zambia’s president, Edgar Lungu, has directed members of the governing Patriotic Front Party (PF) to avoid commenting on issues of tribalism. His comments were made after Information Minister Chishimba Kambwili was quoted as saying...






ECOWAS Condemns Burkina Faso Terror Attacks

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), a regional bloc, has sharply condemned the terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso that left 23 people dead, including three of the jihadists, and at least 30...






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