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In Search of Peace in South Sudan | Blogcritics Culture

Father Joseph Otto of Magwi, South Sudan holds mass every day, even if no one attends. If only all of South Sudan, or everywhere for that matter, could hear him when he reads “Blessed are the peacemakers” from the Gospel of Matthew in the Bible. For what South Sudan needs more than anything is apostles of peace. See also An ...

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Ten-Year-Old Orphan’s Case Wins Rights for Millions | allAfrica.com

Cape Town — A 10-year old orphan who waited for more than five years for a South Africa government grant has changed the way the state will support children in need. In a discussion that epitomised the value of civil society and government working together, participants at “Towards Carnegie III,” a conference aimed at combating poverty and inequality, witnessed a ...

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Redrawing the map of Africa | guardian.co.uk

The separatist map of Africa: interactive When African states gained independence, the continent’s new leaders agreed to respect the old colonial borders to avoid endless wars. But separatist movements still abound For more on this story, visit: The separatist map of Africa: interactive | World news | guardian.co.uk.

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Libya council hands power to new assembly | Al Jazeera

Libya’s National Transitional Council has handed over power to a new assembly in a symbolic move marking the first peaceful transition after more than 40 years of rule by the late Muammar Gaddafi. “I hand over the constitutional prerogatives to the General National Congress, which from now on is the legitimate representative of the Libyan people,” NTC chief Mustafa Abdel ...

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INTERVIEW: Somaliland’s vice president on drought | IRIN Africa

HARGEISA, 7 August 2012 (IRIN) – Years of poor rains have ravaged parts of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. IRIN spoke to the territory’s vice president, Abdi-Rahman Abdillahi Saylici, about the effects of the drought, aspirations for international recognition and the Al-Shabab insurgency. Q: What is the current drought situation in Somaliland? A: Actually, the drought has been going on ...

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Congo-Kinshasa: M23 Rebels Ready for Peace Talks | allAfrica.com

Rutshuru — DR Congo M23 rebel movement, which controls parts of the North Kivu province, says it is ready for peace talks with the government. The rebels are hoping to do that during an extraordinary summit starting Tuesday 7 August in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. The meeting will bring together Great Lakes and regional leaders in a bid to tackle instability ...

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US Pouring More Military Aid into Africa, Chasing Non-Threats | Antiwar.com

Like previous interventions, the increased military involvement in Africa will produce blowback by John Glaser The United states is pouring increasing amounts of military funding into client states in Africa to counter trumped up “terrorist” threats from militant groups the Pentagon indiscriminately claims are al-Qaeda-linked. The Pentagon has already sent more than $82 million into counterterrorism assistance for six African ...

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