IGAD leaders discussing end to Riek Machar’s forced detention: official


File photo: Riek MacharEast African leaders are discussing the possibility of facilitating an end to Riek Machar’s forced confinement in South Africa, a top Sudanese diplomat said.South Sudan’s former First Vice President is being held in South Africa to prevent him from going back to South Sudan. The decision was reportedly reached by IGAD countries…

1 million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, UN says


August 17, 2017File photo: A young South Sudanese refugee cooks food at a camp in northern Uganda: UNHCR/Will SwansonThe number of South Sudanese refugees fleeing violence in their country to Uganda has reached one million, the United Nations said.The UN refugee agency yesterday reiterated its call to the international community for urgent additional support for the…

Nairobi IEBC presiding officer commits suicide after conducting elections


August 14, 2017, IEBC officials at work in Karatina tallying station, Nyeri County on 9th August 2017. [photo by David Gichuru/Standard]The family of an elections presiding officer with the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) has confirmed that he committed suicide over the weekend.The body of Orenge Nyabicha, a former sub-editor with The Standard, was…

56 people die from hunger in Amadi state: official


56 people die from hunger in Amadi staAugust 13, 2014, At least 56 people had died of starvation in South Sudan’s Amadi State, a top state official said.Amid Governor Joseph Ngere Pachiko told Radio Tamazuj on Friday that the 56 elderly people died of hunger two weeks ago while blaming rebel forces loyal to Riek…

Kenya Opposition: Over 100 Killed a day Kenyatta was announced a winner


ON AUGUST 12, NAIROBI (Bloomberg)–Kenya’s main opposition said state security forces killed more than 100 people in clashes related to this week’s disputed elections. The authorities said they had no knowledge of any deaths and that the country remains largely peaceful. Displaying a handful of spent cartridges at a briefing on Saturday in the capital,…

Braking News: SPLM-IO declared Pagak, Adar State is free (Pagak, Maiwut), also known Northern Upper is free from Dinka SPLA Lead Juba forces


August 12, 2017, Since March 2017, General Salva Kiir Mayardit and the Jieng Council of Elders (JCE) regime in Juba have been trying and deploying more than six thousand (6000) soldiers mobilised and collected from across South Sudan to capture Pagak, protect the Palouch oil fields and lure dubious businesses into multi-million dollar oil investment…

Unite the Right: White supremacists rally in Virginia


A white supremacist carries the Confederate flag as he arrives in Charlottesville [J Roberts/Reuters] Hundreds of far-right activists have gathered in the US city of Charlottesville, Virginia, to rally against plans to remove a Confederate statue, prompting the city to declare a “local emergency” amid clashes. Announced on Saturday morning, the declaration of a local…