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Sivan Borowich-Ya'ari

Sivan Borowich-Ya’ari was born in Israel, but her roots in Africa run deep. Her father was born in Algeria and her mother in Tunisia. Borowich-Ya’ari worked in Africa for a multinational clothing company and, later, for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), an experience that gave her first-hand exposure to the problems of the poor. In 2008, Borowich-Ya’ari set up ...

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Peace the Center of Great Lakes Conference in Angola | Prensa Latina News Agency

Peace is the focus of the 5th Ordinary Summit of the International Conference of Great Lakes Region (CIRGL), on its second day with the meeting of Defence ministers. In the first-day speeches and press conferences, most chiefs of Armed Forces and Intelligence Services favoured regional understanding. “The successful experience of Angola could help to develop stability in the Great Lakes ...

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US urges new C. Africa leaders to restore peace | GlobalPost

The United States Friday called for the Central African Republic to ensure the country’s new leadership works to restore peace and end a wave of sectarian violence. Speaking after President Michel Djotodia resigned, a State Department official said there should now be “a transparent, inclusive process” to select a new president. For more on this story, visit: US urges new ...

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China urges South Sudan ceasefire as peace talks stutter | Reuters

China, the biggest investor in South Sudan’s oil industry, called on Monday for an immediate ceasefire in the world’s newest state, as rebel and government negotiators haggled over the scope of peace talks meant to end three weeks of fighting. Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Beijing was deeply concerned by the unrest in South Sudan, which has killed more ...

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South Sudan rivals open ceasefire talks | Al Jazeera English

The SPLA is now the official army in South Sudan (Photo: Hannah McNeish/IRIN)

South Sudan’s warring parties are holding preliminary meetings before the official start of negotiations in a bid to end nearly three weeks of conflict, Ethiopia’s Foreign Ministry has said. Dina Mufti, a spokesman for the ministry, said on Friday that representatives of the government and rebel groups were meeting in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa. He said the meeting was ...

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UN’s Ban Ki-moon seeks to boost South Sudan force | BBC News

UN chief Ban Ki-moon has urged the Security Council to add 5,500 UN troops to the 7,000-strong force in South Sudan, amid escalating fighting there. His plea comes as new details emerge of alleged ethnic killings committed during more than a week of violence. Mr Ban warned that anyone responsible for abuse would be held to account. Tens of thousands ...

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South Sudan crisis: Kenya and Ethiopia leaders in Juba for talks | BBC

The leaders of two of South Sudan’s neighbours, Kenya and Ethiopia, have held “constructive” talks there in a bid to halt fighting, officials say. More than a thousand people are feared dead in violence that began 11 days ago and has raised fears of a civil war. Ethiopia’s foreign minister said the meeting with President Salva Kiir was “candid” and ...

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Calling for Peace in South Sudan | United to End Genocide

United to End Genocide is deeply concerned about the recent violence in South Sudan. Over the past few days there have been various reports about a possible coup attempt, extensive fighting among soldiers and reports of house to house searches and targeted killing of civilians based on ethnicity. The people of South Sudan deserve a future of peace and security. ...

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Dem. Republic of Congo signs peace deal with M23 rebels | GlobalPost

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has signed a peace deal with the M23 rebels it had been fighting until they laid down their arms last month, Kenya’s presidential spokesman said on his official Twitter account on Thursday. “DRC (Democratic Republic of Congo) govt, M23 sign peace agreement in Nairobi,” Manoah Esipisu wrote on his account. For more ...

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How The World Is Celebrating The Life Of Nelson Mandela | ThinkProgress

In his homeland of South Africa, mourners marched through the streets with tributes to Nelson Mandela. For more on this story, visit: PHOTOS: How The World Is Celebrating The Life Of Nelson Mandela | ThinkProgress. South Africa’s first black president died peacefully in company of his family at home in Johannesburg, Jacob Zuma announces For more on this story, visit: ...

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