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Why Elections May Be the Only Answer for South Sudan

Why Elections May Be the Only Answer for South Sudan

The peace agreement won’t be implemented under the current leadership. And the escalating fighting in Juba highlights the danger of continued inaction. Five years ago today, over 100,000 South Sudanese from all walks of life gathered at Dr John Garang’s Mausoleum in Juba, the nation’s capital, to celebrate the independence of their country from Sudan. […]

#Zimshutdown2016 And The New Protest Politics Taking Root In Zimbabwe

#Zimshutdown2016 And The New Protest Politics Taking Root In Zimbabwe

After a mass strike in Zimbabwe this week, the country’s 92-year-old president was forced to convene an emergency meeting as the nation came to a standstill. The strike, dubbed #Zimshutdown2016 on Twitter, was not only unprecedented, but it was a rare moment of public defiance in a country that has been ruled by Robert Mugabe […]

Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Ends In ‘No Charges’

Hillary Clinton Email Investigation Ends In ‘No Charges’

Attorney general Loretta Lynch closed the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s private email practices with no charges on Wednesday, formally ending a protracted saga that has clouded her campaign with questions of trustworthiness. “Late this afternoon, I met with FBI director James Comey and career prosecutors and agents who conducted the investigation of Secretary Hillary Clinton’s […]

UN Inquiry Panel Welcomes Strong Resolution On Human Rights in Eritrea

UN Inquiry Panel Welcomes Strong Resolution On Human Rights in Eritrea

A United Nations-mandated human rights inquiry panel today welcomed a resolution that brings justice for the people of Eritrea who have suffered gross human rights violations over the past 25 years “a step closer” to being realized. The resolution, passed without a vote by the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) on the final day of […]

FBI Interviews Hillary Clinton In Email Investigation

FBI Interviews Hillary Clinton In Email Investigation

The Federal Bureau of Investigation met with Hillary Clinton on Saturday as part of the probe into her handling of classified information. The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s camp issued a statement shortly after the private, three-hour meeting in Washington, D.C. It’s believed to be the final step in the FBI’s investigation into whether Clinton broke […]

Mongolians Head To Polls For Election Amid Economic Slowdown

Mongolians Head To Polls For Election Amid Economic Slowdown

Mongolians have gone to the polls to elect a new national government as the country struggles to monetise its vast natural resources amid slumping demand for commodities from its largest trade partner, China. The contest largely comes down to a choice between the ruling Democratic party and the opposition Mongolian People’s party. Both campaigns have […]

Elizabeth Warren Teams Up With Hillary Clinton To Bash Donald Trump In Ohio

Elizabeth Warren Teams Up With Hillary Clinton To Bash Donald Trump In Ohio

Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren used their first joint appearance on the campaign trail to make a decidedly populist appeal to voters in the battleground state of Ohio, and to cast Donald Trump as a narcissist less concerned with working-class Americans than his own profitability. Before a raucous crowd of nearly 2,000, cheers reverberating across […]

Bernie Sanders: I Will Vote For Hillary Clinton – To Stop Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders: I Will Vote For Hillary Clinton – To Stop Donald Trump

Bernie Sanders crossed a verbal watershed in his slow march toward conceding the Democratic nomination contest on Friday by confirming he would vote for Hillary Clinton in November’s election. Despite previous assurances that he would work with her to defeat Donald Trump, the remarks are the first time the leftwing Vermont senator has explicitly supported […]

UN Says Response To Violence In Its South Sudan Camp Marred By Confusion

UN Says Response To Violence In Its South Sudan Camp Marred By Confusion

Confusion about the rules of engagement marred the ability of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan (Unmiss) to protect civilians at its compound earlier this year, it has emerged. In a note to correspondents, the UN said on Tuesday evening that it had completed its investigation into an attack on its protection of civilians […]

Somalia’s Limited Polls Overshadowed By Clan Rivalries And Al-Shabaab

Somalia’s Limited Polls Overshadowed By Clan Rivalries And Al-Shabaab

As Somalia prepares to choose a new government in August, there are concerns that the powerful clans who have long dominated political life in the country may try to manipulate the ballot while al-Shabaab militants also pose a threat, a senior UN official has said. Michael Keating, the head of the UN mission in Somalia, […]