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Sudanese authorities detain Reuters, AFP reporters in Khartoum

CAIRO (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have detained a Reuters stringer and an AFP reporter who were covering protests in the capital Khartoum, the country's external information council, which deals with foreign media organizations, said. Reuters last had contact with its stringer early on Wednesd


U.N. Warns of 'Lost Generation' in South Sudan's Grinding Conflict

JUBA - Seventy percent of South Sudan's children are out of school and the young country risks losing a generation that would make it harder to rebuild after conflict ended, a United Nations official said. South Sudan, which split off from its northern neighbor Sudan in 2011, has been gripped by a f


In wake of Trump furor, Vatican delivers show of solidarity for Africa

ROME - One week after U.S. President Donald Trump sparked a firestorm by allegedly using an obscenity to disparage African nations, although he's disputed those reports, the Vatican in tandem with other Catholic organizations delivered a major sign of solidarity on Thursday with two of Africa's most


28 aid workers killed in South Sudan last year, a new high

AKOBO, South Sudan (AP) - The United Nations says violence against aid workers in South Sudan reached a new high in 2017, with 28 killed. Nearly half of the 1,159 humanitarian access incidents reported last year by aid agencies involved violence including killing, looting and threats. The U.N. human


Britain says monitoring South Sudan peace violations, eyes penalties

JUBA (Reuters) - Britain said it was closely monitoring a ceasefire agreed last month between South Sudan's warring parties and would work with regional partners to identify individuals guilty of violations and take action. South Sudan has been wracked by a four-year civil war that broke out after


Egypt, Ethiopia look to avoid conflict over Nile dam

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa. Ethiopia hopes the hydroelectric Grand Renaissance Dam will make it Africa's largest power exporter. Egypt says it threatens its wate


Africa's Ivy League hopefuls tell Trump continent is 'more than poverty'

Johannesburg (CNN)Daniel Deng lists off his college applications: "I am waiting to hear from Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Amherst and Babson colleges." It's a daunting catalog of some of the most selective universities in America. Yet Deng has no "safety school," and in fact, he seems pretty confident.


Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni, center in military uniform, with senior government officers and prison wardens pose for a photograph during a graduation ceremony in the capital Kampala Thursday Jan. 18, 2018.Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fea


How to stop countries sliding back into civil war

Ensuring that peace holds may mean striking a grubby deal AS A child soldier in Sierra Leone in the 1990s, Eric Wolo smoked a brown powder that made him dizzy during the day, and took cocaine that kept him awake at night when he had to keep watch. When he returned to his home country, Liberia, in 19


HRW: Don't Let Global Rights Decline Obscure Abuses in Africa

Africa doesn't take top billing in this year's roundup of global human rights concerns. That dubious honor goes to the "dangerous trend" of intolerance and populist leadership in the United States, Russia and China, which Human Rights Watch says are setting a poor example for the rest of the world.


Sudan Communist leader arrested after bread protest

Sudanese Communist Party leader Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatieb. | Courtesy SCP Sudanese security forces detained the leader of the country's Communist Party in the early hours of yesterday morning. Muhammad Mukhtar al-Khatieb was arrested in a raid on his home at 3am-a day after a protest in the capita


South Sudan Humanitarian Bulletin Issue 01 | 18 January 2018

No. of Internally Displaced People 1.9 million No. of refugees in neighboring countries 2.0 million No. of people food insecure (Jan-March 2018) 5.1 million FUNDING (2017) $1.17 billion funding received in 2017* 71% of appeal funding received in 2017 $1.6 billion requirements for South Sudan 2017 Hu


Egypt raises 'extreme concern' about Nile dam with Ethiopia

Elias Asmare, ASSOCIATED PRESS CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's president on Thursday expressed his "extreme concern" to Ethiopia's visiting prime minister over the lack of progress in talks on the impact of a massive upstream dam that Egypt fears could cut into its vital share of the Nile. President Abdel-Fatt


I-League 2017-18: Chennai City FC bolster squad with two new signings

Chennai City FC have made use of the January transfer window to sign South Sudan international Duach Jock and Kyrgyz international Aman Talantbekov. Duach, who is nicknamed 'The Tower', is all set to become the tallest player in I-League history at 1.98m. "I am very excited to start this new journey


Sudan join Morocco in Chan quarters after crucial win

Sudan joined Morocco in the quarter-finals of Chan 2018 after the fought their way to a vital 1-0 win over Mauritania on Wednesday night. Hosts Morocco were the first to qualify after beating Guinea 3-1 with Ayoub El Kaabi notching a perfect hat-trick for the Atlas Lions as they registered their sec


Portraits: Detained African asylum seekers in Israel

The faces and stories of African asylum seekers indefinitely detained at 'Holot,' Israel's new 'open' prison. Project by: Oren Ziv/Activestills.org, Hotline for Refugees and Migrants Detainees at the Holot 'open' prison. (Photo by Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) This portrait series was taken outside of


VOA Interview: UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: Full Transcript

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley spoke with VOA contributor Greta Van Susteren on Wednesday in New York. VAN SUSTEREN: "Ambassador, nice to see you." HALEY: "Thank you." VAN SUSTEREN: "Ambassador, I first want to talk about North Korea. The news is that North Korea - DPRK - and Sout


Farmers Risk Whippings as War Decimates South Sudan Breadbasket

Each time Patrick Okello goes to tend his crops, he has to tell the soldiers or face 50 lashes with a whip when he returns. They're "always watching and very suspicious," said the 43-year-old who grows cassava and corn on the outskirts of Pajok, his hometown in South Sudan's Greater Equatoria region


Sudan beat Mauritania, eliminate Guinea

Swansea City Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 1 Wigan Athletic AFC Bournemouth 3 0 Atletico Madrid Sevilla FC 1 2 Valencia Alaves 2 1 Guingamp Lyon 0 2 Queretaro Morelia Lobos BUAP Pumas UNAM Dorados de Sinaloa Monterrey Walaa Eldin Musa scored the only goal of the game as Sudan beat Mauritania in their se


Trump's bigger Africa problem: He ignores a growing food crisis

President Trump's vulgar comments about Africa are bad enough. Far more disturbing is his lack of action fighting world hunger, especially that continent's famine threat. The United Nations just sounded the alarm of famine threatening the Democratic Republic of the Congo. This war-torn nation has