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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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Prescription for Lasting Peace and Stability | Friends of the Congo

by Kambale Musavuli The 17-year quest for peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo has taken a significant step in the right direction after the national military routed the Rwanda and Uganda-backed M23 militia and declared an end to its reign of terror against the Congolese people; however, many concerns remain. In order to support this victory and make lasting ...

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Urging a Comprehensive U.S. Government Strategy in Central African Republic | FCNL

Civilians in the Central African Republic are at imminent risk of atrocity crimes. Political, security, and human rights conditions continue to deteriorate, and increasing violence between Muslim and Christian communities within the country has compounded an already dire emergency humanitarian situation. We urge the U.S. to join the international community in working to halt violence, protect civilians from mass atrocities, ...

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Tunisian Rap Song Turns into an Anthem for Youth | Global Voices

Houmani, a simple song with a strange title and a video clip that did not cost much, has generated big debates these recent weeks.The song has quickly blended into the popular culture generating several conversations and debates…The issue of working class neighborhoods vs rich neighborhoods, though not directly tackled in the song, is very present. A question has been raised ...

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Peace Under Construction in South Sudan requires more than absence of war | Reuters

In South Sudan, a country affected by decades of conflict, keeping a fragile peace requires more than just the absence of war. By Sandra Bulling, CI Communications Officer, bulling@careinternational.org The road to Nagdiar village is bordered by lush green grasslands reaching up to the horizon. On a peaceful morning in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, swarms of white birds fly ...

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My Passion for Building Peace in Congo | Enough

“I understand that I must do something to advocate for peace by uniting my experiences and knowledge with organizations which believe in human rights.” Congolese student Georges Iyamuremye’s story and learn why he is committed to bringing peace to his country. My name is Georges Nzabanita Iyamuremye and I am from the Democratic Republic of Congo. I am a student ...

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Sudan: Quest for Peace and Development and International Community Role in Sudan/S.Sudan Cooperation | Sudan Vision Daily

The issues of peace and development have been the prime concern for the Sudan since the time it was struggle to break the shackles of colonial power (the British–Egyptian condominium Rule). Just a decade before its independence in 1st January 1956, when the 1947 Juba Conference was convened, S. Sudan representatives opted for unity with the rest of the Sudan ...

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