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South Sudan Rules Out Rebel Leader Machar Rejoining Government

South Sudan Rules Out Rebel Leader Machar Rejoining Government

South Sudan offered to allow a rebel representative to join its government on Friday, but ruled out Riek Machar, saying they had “had enough” of the rebel leader after five years of civil war. “Machar cannot be part of government. We have had enough of him,” Information Minister Michael Makuei Lueth told a news conference […]

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

War In Congo – Political Unrest, Humanitarian Crisis

The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo is putting its own short-term interests over the well-being of the Congolese people. It is refusing to attend and encouraging others to stay home from today’s international conference in Geneva, a United Nations-led initiative to raise $1.7 billion for emergency assistance to over 13 million people in […]

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran Bans Foreign Social Media Networks In Schools

Iran’s ministry of education on Sunday banned the use of foreign social media networks in schools, the ILNA news agency reported, amid a push by Tehran to limit the influence of outside online platforms. Schools must “only use domestic social networks” for their communication, the ministry said in a statement, according to the reformist-linked news […]

Women Bear The Trauma Of War

Women Bear The Trauma Of War

Beatrice Adyero* woke up one July morning in 2002 to news that completely shattered her life. Her husband, four sons, and a daughter-in-law were among 56 civilians abducted and killed by the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. Her youngest granddaughter, only two-years-old, wasn’t spared either. Nearly 16 years after the slaughter of her family, Adyero […]

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

“I’ve met so many who have lost so much. But they never lose their dreams for their children or their desire to better our world. They ask for little in return – only our support in their time of greatest need” — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres   In a world where violence forces thousands of […]

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Jordan’s Azraq Becomes World’s First Clean Energy Refugee Camp

Thousands of Syrian families will light up their homes, charge their phones and chill their food by solar power tonight, as Jordan’s Azraq camp becomes the first refugee camp in the world to be powered by renewable energy. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has switched on Azraq’s new two-megawatt solar photovoltaic plant on. It will […]

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Hungry In A World Of Plenty: Millions On The Brink Of Famine

Today, the world stands on the brink of an unprecedented four famines. 20 million people are at risk of starvation in South Sudan – where famine has already been declared – Somalia, Yemen and Northern Nigeria. These are just four of the many countries that are facing high levels of food insecurity this year. In […]

Yaya Jammeh Has No Chance Of Winning Ecowas In War

Yaya Jammeh Has No Chance Of Winning Ecowas In War

With all his bad mouth and loud noise, Yaya Jammeh is least prepared for the war against ECOWAS forces. Should he refuse stepping down when his mandate expires on 19 January 2017 December electoral defeat here are simple facts at hand that suggest Yaya Jammeh does not have what it takes to win war on […]

Pope Francis Begs For Immediate Ceasefire In Syria

Pope Francis Begs For Immediate Ceasefire In Syria

Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in Syria, calling for “at least” a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault. “I want to underline and reiterate my closeness to all the victims of the inhumane conflict in Syria,” he said at his weekly audience […]

15-year U.S. Anti-Terror War Far From Being Glorious

15-year U.S. Anti-Terror War Far From Being Glorious

Fifteen years ago, the world entered an age of war against terrorism, waged by the United Statesand its allies after terrorists destroyed the twin towers in New York and part of the Pentagon in Washington D.C. Since then, the world security scenario has undergone tremendous changes. The war in Afghanistan has been lingering on,Iraq‘s government […]

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