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Hafsat Mohammed works to counter violent extremism by engaging young people at the grassroots level [Caelainn Hogan/Al Jazeera] Abuja, Nigeria – On a long, barren road in northeastern Nigeria, Hafsat Mohammed, squeezed into a public minibus, saw the gunmen materialise from the bush like a mirage. The 33-year-old was on her way to Maiduguri, the capital…

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Nigeria’s Dasuki ‘arrested over $2bn arms fraud’ 1 December 2015 From the section Africa Former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki (R) arrives with one of his counsels Ahmed Raji at the Federal High Court in Abuja, Nigeria, September 1, 2015Image copyrightReuters Image caption Sambo Dasuki has denied any wrongdoing and says the allegations are politically…

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New list of SPLM-IO advance team Emmanuel Akile | December 4, 2015 | 11:48 am The government has received a new list of 589 members of the advance team of the SPLM in Opposition, according to the Minister of Information, Michael Makuei. But the date of their arrival in Juba has not been fixed. The…

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Government will take 50 people, a 10th of amount rebels want Team’s arrival is peace-process step to end two-year civil war South Sudan’s government said it will only accept an advance rebel team in the capital that’s about a 10th the size of that nominated by the insurgents, potentially stalling a process to end two…

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By Karen Allen BBC News, South Sudan China started deploying hundreds of troops to South Sudan earlier this year to bolster the UN peace mission in the country – the first ever Chinese infantry battalion to be sent on external peacekeeping operations. As Africa’s biggest trading partner, China is perhaps more associated with deal-making rather…

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The United States made South Sudan’s leaders sign a peace deal — but they can’t make it work without cash. By Alex de WaalAlex de Waal is Executive Director of the World Peace December 2, 2015 – 12:27 pm   Currently out of the headlines, South Sudan’s war, which began in December 2013, is a…

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South Sudan’s men of dishonour By Alastair Leithead BBC News, Unity State, South Sudan The rules of war were broken long ago in South Sudan, but the recent spate of violence against civilians has introduced a new level of barbarity. Both government and rebel troops have been accused of atrocities in 21 months of war,…

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  December 2, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) – South Sudanese armed opposition faction of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM-IO), led by the first vice-president designate, Riek Machar, has slammed president Salva Kiir’s government for coming up with a new demand which sought biographies for each and every individual of the over 550 SPLM-IO members of…

Read More SPLM (IO) dismisses government’s “biography” demand for advance team to Juba

Very fresh bad news from Lakes State 4 people were killed this evening at about 6pm at a junction between Aluakluak, Agany and Akot – a place specifically called Tin Pan Aliet. Among the killed, two are from Apak Clan of Yirol West and two are from Yirol East. In Rup pan Buol Riak, between…

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African Union to introduce an African passport By Arthur Chatora on December 2, 2015 — The African Union has said the continent could soon become borderless with the introduction of an African passport as part of the bloc’s 2063 Agenda. So far, two countries – Rwanda and Mauritius are implementing the plan Stamps in an African…

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