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Pope Francis to visit South Sudan next year urges unity govt

Pope Francis said on Sunday he wanted to make his postponed visit to South Sudan next year, and he urged the country’s leaders to overcome their divisions and bring an end to the suffering of its people.Francis spoke of...

S. Sudan’s Machar threatens war if unity govt is formed next month

South Sudan’s main opposition leader told a visiting United Nations Security Council delegation on Sunday that he will not be part of a unity government next month, dashing the prospects of progress in a stalled peace process.Former rebel leader...

South Sudan: Kiir, Machar to form government by November 12

South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar have agreed to form a transitional government by the middle of November, the information minister said on Wednesday. The two men signed a pact a year ago to end a...

Former South Sudan vice president lands in Juba for talks

Former South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar has landed in the capital city of Juba, where he is to meet President Salva Kiir, raising hopes for progress in a stalled peace process. The two men are to discuss last year's...

South Sudan’s Kiir apologises for govt’s failures

In a candid speech on South Sudan’s independence day, President Salva Kiir has apologised for the “failures” of his government.After a long civil war, South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011...

Bush fire guts 4 South Sudan villages killing 33

A bush fire fanned by gusty winds has gutted four villages in South Sudan’s Western Bahr el Ghazal region, killing 33 people, the president’s spokesman said, adding the toll was likely to rise. 

South Sudan parties agree to form unity government in 6 months

South Sudan’s ruling and opposition parties agreed on Friday to give themselves six more months to form a unity government as part of a peace deal they signed in September, the regional group IGAD said in...

South Sudan paying lobbyist $3.7M for better ties with Trump

South Sudan’s government is paying a U.S.-based lobby firm $3.7 million to improve its relationship with the Trump administration and to block a path to justice for victims of the country’s five-year civil war.

South Sudan’s Kiir and Machar arrive Vatican for their retreat

The Vatican has confirmed that the president of South Sudan, Salva Kiir, and his long time rival, Riek Machar, have arrived for a two day spiritual retreat.There had been some doubt as...

South Sudan accused of spending millions on cars, homes instead of peace

South Sudan’s committee overseeing the fragile transition from civil war has approved almost $185 million in spending on vehicles, food and home renovations while the country’s peace deal suffers from an alleged lack of funds, according...
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South African man shoots his wife, son and mother then himself

The Secunda community in South Africa is reeling in shock after a man Carel Naude, shot his wife, their...
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Museum in Benin rep. celebrates return of stolen artifacts from France

More than two years after France promised to return colonial-era treasures to their African homes, Benin — ostensibly the first recipient of the groundbreaking...

Suspense in Guinea-Bissau as Supreme Court calls for clarification of presidential vote result

The outcome of Guinea-Bissau’s presidential election was thrown into doubt on Friday after the Supreme Court called for a clarification of the tally hours...

Eastern Libya halts more than half the country’s oil output

Eastern Libya ports controlled by commander Khalifa Haftar, who is trying to seize the capital Tripoli, are shutting down oil exports, slashing national crude...

Details of Zimbabwe vice president’s nasty divorce exposes luxurious life of elites

Zimbabwe is gripped by the explosive details of charges being made in the divorce of First Vice President Constantino Chiwenga and his wife Marry...