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Muslim 'clock-boy' dad pushes 9/11 conspiracy theories
When 14-year-old Ahmed "clock-boy" Mohamed meets with President Obama, perhaps they should take time to discuss his father’s 9/11 conspiracy theories. Mohammed Elhassan Mohammed, 50, who attempted to become the president of Sudan twice while living in the U.S., runs the Arabic-language Nationa....
Chinese flotilla docks in Polish port in first ever visit
Three Chinese warships have dropped anchor in Poland on the first such visit to the European country aimed at further strengthening ties with the NATO member state.
A destroyer, a frigate and a supply vessel sailed into the Polish Baltic Sea port of Gdynia on Wednesday, marking 66 years of dip....
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Obama apologises to MSF for air strike on hospital: White House
WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama telephoned the head of Medecins San Frontieres (MSF) and apologised for a deadly air strike on the aid group's hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, the White House said on Wednesday.On the call with the medical charity's president, Joanne Liu, Obama also sai....
Downpour spoils South Sudan World Cup debut
Torrential rain spoilt the World Cup debut of South Sudan in Juba Wednesday with play abandoned early in the first half after they levelled at 1-1 against Mauritania. Officials hope to resume play Thursday morning at the national stadium in the capital city of the youngest African nation, which gain....
South Sudan's WCup qualifying debut ended early by rain
South Sudan's debut in World Cup qualifying was abandoned because of heavy rain on Wednesday with the score 1-1 against Mauritania. Mauritania led after three minutes and South Sudan equalized in the fifth before the weather forced the first-leg game to be called off in the South Sudanese capital Ju....
Clooney's South Sudan coffee reaches Europe despite war
Hollywood actor George Clooney launched the movement to bring South Sudanese espresso to the international market as part of a long-term plan to revive the country's coffee industry. ....
Chinese Navy makes 1st visit to Poland to strengthen ties
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Chinese Navy destroyer, a Chinese frigate and a Chinese supply vessel sailed into Poland's navy port of Gdynia on Wednesday on the first such visit ever, marking 66 years of diplomatic ties and aiming to strengthen them even more.Capt. Maj. Przemyslaw Plonecki, the spokesman ....
South Sudan's first ever World Cup qualifier is a chance to unite a divided country
Since the euphoria that marked its independence from the north in 2011, things have not been easy for South Sudan. A power struggle between president Salva Kiir and his deputy vice president, Riek Macha, engulfed the new country in a new ethnic conflict that has left thousands dead and turned millio....
South Sudan: Kiir Latest Move Threatens Peace
[African Arguments] South Sudan's fragile peace deal is already under heavy pressure. President Kiir's decision to carve the country into 28 new states puts it under even more.....
South Sudan play 'match for unity'
South Sudan's first World Cup qualifier is a "match for unity" amid the continuing civil war, says the head of the country's football association.....
Nespresso Launches First Coffee Exported From South Sudan
Nespresso announced today the launch of the first ever coffee to be exported from the new country of South Sudan. SULUJA ti SOUTH SUDAN*, a rare and unique coffee, is the country's first significant non-oil export in a generation and represents a positive step towards rebuilding the economy. The re.....
Nuclear Smugglers Tried Selling Radioactive Materials To ISIS
Nuclear Smugglers Shopped Radioactive Materials To ISIS And Other Terrorists
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has lea....
Post-war trauma endangers peacebuilding, economic growth: experts
By Alex Whiting LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Traumatized by his experiences as a child soldier in South Sudan, 14-year-old Peter decided to settle an argument with two other children by taking an AK-47 from the local military barracks to shoot them. Peter, whose name has been changed to pro....
South Sudan starts unlikely quest to reach 2018 World Cup
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - A month after celebrating its first win in a competitive game, South Sudan will make its debut in World Cup qualifying on Wednesday as Africa's lowest-ranked countries begin their quests to reach soccer's biggest tournament. South Sudan only gained independence in 2011, joined....
Troika urges delay to plan for new South Sudan states
South Sudanese President Salva Kiir's plans to replace the country's 10 states with 28 new states is a source of serious concern, the United States, Britain and Norway said in a joint statement on Tuesday. Kiir's presidential order has already been denounced by rebels, who say the move violates a pe....
Buoyant South Sudan set to make World Cup qualifying debut
Footballing newcomers South Sudan are set to make their World Cup debut Wednesday at home against Mauritania when the African qualifiers for the 2018 tournament in Russia kick off. The national team was formed only three years ago and celebrated a first competitive victory last month by defeating Eq....
More than 114,000 flee Yemen war: UN
More than 114,000 people have fled war-torn Yemen, and the figure could reach at least 200,000 by the end of 2016, aid officials said Tuesday. Fighting escalated in March when Saudi-led airstrikes began targeting Yemen's Huthi rebels to defend embattled President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi. "C....
S. Africa Accuses ICC of Being Unfair Over Bashir Visit
South Africa's foreign minister has gone on the offensive against the International Criminal Court over her nation's failure to arrest Sudan's president in June. The ICC gave South Africa until October 5 to explain its actions.
South Africa's foreign minister has asked the International Crimina....
Thousands of Sudanese Children Unvaccinated Against Killer Diseases
The United Nations Children's Fund is urging Sudan's warring parties to give the go-ahead for a life-saving measles vaccination campaign. Thousands of children in hard to reach areas currently are at risk for the disease.
UNICEF welcomes a recent cease-fire agreement between Sudan's government ....
Africa: Battling the Resource Curse
[Africa In Fact] Oil company buildings can be seen for miles in the oilfields of South Sudan: vast structures glittering with light and promise in an area of mud huts with no electricity. Or, as Celeste Hicks puts it, describing another African state, as if "a shimmering piece of twenty-first centur....
S. Sudan rebels warn government 'derailing' peace deal
South Sudan's rebels warned Tuesday the government risks a "return to war" by ordering an increase in regional states and undermining the power sharing clauses of a peace deal. President Salva Kiir on Friday ordered the number of regional states be nearly tripled from the current 10 t....
Soccer-South Sudan to make debut in World Cup qualifiers
By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - South Sudan will make their World Cup debut on Wednesday at the start of Africa's campaign to find five teams to represent the continent at the World Cup in Russia in 2018. The preliminaries, involving 53 of the 54 African football-playing countries, b....
Buoyant South Sudan make World Cup debut
South Sudan play their debut World Cup qualifier against Mauritania on Wednesday after recently registering their first win, against Equatorial Guinea.....
South Sudan to make debut in World Cup qualifiers
By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Oct 6 (Reuters) - South Sudan will make their World Cup debut on Wednesday at the start of Africa's campaign to find five teams.......
South Sudan set for World Cup debut
South Sudan will play in their first World Cup qualifier when they face Mauritania on Wednesday, the first leg of their preliminary round tie.....
UN refugee chief urges West, Muslim world to be allies on crises
The head of the UN refugee agency says a "positive relationship between the Western and the Muslim worlds" is essential to overcome refugee crises like those facing Europe. Antonio Guterres is insisting on an urgent need to fight prejudice against Islam and reduce the lure of extremist ideologies. T....
South Africa: SA Asks for More Time On President Al-Bashir Matter
[SAnews.gov.za] Pretoria -The South African government says it has approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) to ask for more time to respond to a request regarding the visit of Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the country.....
Ibrahim Index: Africa's Good Governance 'Stalling'
Progress in good governance across Africa is stalling, according to the latest figures compiled by the Mo Ibrahim Foundation. At the same time, a few countries are showing notable improvement.
The Ibrahim Index says it holds the most comprehensive collection of data on African governance. Analy....
S.Africa seeks more time from ICC to explain Bashir saga
The South African government said Monday it had asked for more time from the International Criminal Court to explain why it defied an order to arrest Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir. The Hague-based ICC had given South Africa until October 5 to defend its failure to arrest Bashir when he arrived in t....
A new dawn for South Sudan
FIFA.com spoke to South Sudan captain Richard Justin Lado on the eve of his country’s FIFA World Cup qualifying debut, a chance for the war-torn young nation to look to the future.....
South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South Sudan after its office was looted and its aid workers threatened.The aid group said in a statement Monday that dozens of armed men entered the....
South Africa asks ICC for more time to explain non-arrest of Bashir
South Africa asked the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Monday for more time to explain why it allowed Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to evade an arrest warrant and leave the country when he visited in June. Bashir is accused of masterminding genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes ....
'FGM risk' girl returns from Sudan
A girl thought to be at risk of female genital mutilation returns to England from Sudan after Kent social services take action.....
South Sudan: Red Cross leaves violent town after threats
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross says it has withdrawn its staff from a humanitarian compound in a violent county in South.......
Global Displacement Spirals as Money Runs Out
The U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, Antonio Guterres, warns the number of people being displaced worldwide by conflict and persecution is spiraling at a time when aid agencies are too broke to help them. Speaking in Geneva, he opened the annual refugee conference with a plea for more financial....
S. Sudan peace deal at stake after Kiir's decision to expand states
South Sudan's most recent peace deal is facing a new challenge that threatens its collapse after President Salva Kiir Mayardit decided to expand the country's states, a move seen by the opposition as a violation of the deal signed last August.....
Third of Africa backsliding in governance index
More than a third of African countries are backsliding on governance, the 2015 Ibrahim Index showed Monday. "Africans overall are certainly healthier and live in more democratic societies than 15 years ago," said founder Mo Ibrahim, the Sudan-born telecoms tycoon. Ibrahim launched the inde....
The Latest: UN agency chief wants getter Muslim-Western ties
GENEVA (AP) — The latest developments in the hundreds of thousands of refugees and other migrants passing through Europe on their way west. All times local.___11:40 a.m.The Russian defense ministry says Russian jets have made 25 sorties on Islamic State group positions in Syria in the past 24 hours.....
South Sudan Rebels Condemn Creation of 28 New States
South Sudan rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar say President Salva Kiir's decision to establish 28 new states is a violation of the recently signed peace agreement and indicates he is not committed to the peace process.
A statement issued over the weekend and signed by Machar cal....
Is the West Dropping the Ball On South Sudan's Civil War?
At the United Nations meetings in New York last week, a major topic was the civil war in South Sudan, which became the world's newest nation in 2011 by breaking away from Arab-dominated Sudan. The new nation had oil wealth and an industrious people. But in December 2013, a new civil war broke out be....
Sudan authorities block 2 opposition figures from flying
KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) " The head of a Sudanese opposition party says authorities barred two leading opposition figures from leaving the country and confiscated their passports.Abdul Gayom Badur, Secretary-General of the Sudanese.......
Airbnb is going to help its hosts house aid workers in refugee crisis
Airbnb is going to make it easier for its hosts to house the aid workers on the ground in the refugee crisis.
The premise of the website is to allow travellers to rent a room or apartment by the night from a host, who indicates price and availability through an online calendar. With each booking t....
Soccer-Mazembe to play USM Alger in African Champions League final
By Mark Gleeson JOHANNESBURG, Oct 4 (Reuters) - TP Mazembe Englebert of the Democratic Republic of Congo blazed through to the African Champions League final with a 3-0 win in Sunday's semifinal second leg over Al Merreikh of Sudan in Lubumbashi to set up a final meeting with USM Alger. Mazembe comp....
South Sudan: Displaced and Hungry After South Sudan's Peace Deal
[Al Jazeera] Cradles and baskets balanced on their heads, thousands of women and children streamed in from the bush to two outposts in the swamps of Koch county in Unity state, the heart of South Sudan's civil war.....
Poll: 'Iraqis Are the Saddest & One of the Angriest Populations in the World'
The Gallup survey covered 1,000 adults in each of 148 countries during 2014.
The 2015 Global Emotions survey from Gallup finds that, "Iraqis Are Among the Saddest and One of the Angriest Populations in the World." They explain:"Iraq's high Negative Experience Index score is largely attri....
52 killed in South Sudan clashes
Fifty two soldiers and rebels have been killed in recent fighting in South Sudan's troubled state of Unity.
According to Press TV, a military official on Saturday said the fatalities came in recent clashes in South Sudan's contested state of Unity, blaming the rebels in the country for breachi....
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Chinese navy warships make 1st visits to Scandinavian ports
A fleet of Chinese warships, including a missile destroyer, a missile frigate and a replenishment ship have paid port visits to Europe's Scandinavian nations in a show of goodwill and naval interest in the region.
As cited in a Saturday report by Japan-based online magazine The Diplomat , Chin....
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Soccer-African Champions League semifinal results
Oct 3 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the African Champions League Semifinal second leg matches on Saturday SemifinalSaturday, October 3, second legUSM Alger (Algeria) - Al Hilal (Sudan) 0-0 (halftime: 0-0) First leg: Al Hilal - USM Alger 1-2. USM Alger win 2-1 on aggregate.Next Fixtures (GMT): S....
South Sudan government to increase number of states to 28
South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has issued an order for an increase in the number of regional states, a move which could threaten a power-sharing deal between the government and rebels signed in August.
According to the reports, the presidential decree, broadcast on state radio, increases t....
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South Sudan: Ugandan Soldiers Stay Put As Pull-Out Deadline Looms
[East African] The deadline for Ugandan troops to leave South Sudan is less than two weeks away but Kampala is yet to give the order for its forces to start withdrawing as demanded by the peace agreement signed in August.....
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