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South Africa’s ruling African Nati...

South Africa’s ruling African National Congress takes early election ...

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) held an early lead as votes were counted on Thursday, a day after millions cast their ballots in the country’s first “Born Free” election. The ANC, the liberation party that swept to power under the... read more »

32 dead, 3000 displaced due to floods in...

32 dead, 3000 displaced due to floods in South Africa

Johannesburg: Floods caused by heavy rains which affected most parts of South Africa left 32 dead and about 3, 000 displaced, authorities said on Monday. “Regrettably, the present disaster events have resulted in 32 fatalities. These include 25 drownings. Six fatalities were also caused by... read more »

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire
Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged t...

Ex-South Sudanese vice president urged to accept ceasefire

Khartoum – Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Monday that leaders would join hands against forces allied to South Sudanese ex-vice president Riek Machar , if he failed to respond to a ceasefire agreement offered to him. The inter-governmental authority for development, a regional body,... read more »

Ban seeks South Sudan parties' cooperation to solve crisis
Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ coo...

Ban seeks South Sudan parties’ cooperation to solve crisis

United Nations – The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for “full cooperation” of all parties in finding a peaceful solution to the crisis of South Sudan Monday, in a phone call with its president Salva Kiir. Ban welcomed Kiir’s commitment to a cessation of hostilities... read more »

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S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal

S Sudan rebel leader demands proper talks before any truce deal

London – South Sudan rebel leader Riek Machar has said there must be proper negotiations before the rebels can agree to a truce with the government. Machar statement came after the... read more »

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

South Sudan army says not received ceasefire order

Khartoum – South Sudan’s army Saturday said it has not received any order to end fighting with forces loyal to former South Sudan vice-president Riek Machar. “We have not... read more »

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Thousands of people displaced in South Sudan: UN

Geneva – The escalating violence in South Sudan has left hundreds of thousands of people in the country displaced, and the total number was expected to climb even higher, the United... read more »

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

South Sudan army announces victory in Malakal

Khartoum – South Sudanese army Friday announced the end of fighting in Malakal, the capital city of Upper Nile state, with a victory over the forces loyal to former South Sudanese... read more »

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Egypt to jail Brotherhood protest participants

Cairo – Egypt decided Thursday to jail whoever participates inprotests organised by the Muslim Brotherhood for a term of up to five years, official news agency MENA reported. Hani Abdel-Latif,... read more »