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South Sudan: Obama Imposes U.S Sanctions

AFRICANGLOBE - Obama's order will 'further obstruct' peace process, minister says South Sudan Information Minister Michael Makuei said the executive order will further obstruct the peace process for South Sudan, and denied that anyone in the government of South Sudan was impeding the IGAD-led peace talks in Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia Anti-Sodomy Bill Expected To Pass Next Week

AFRICANGLOBE - In countries that are hardening anti-sodomy laws that affect their gay and lesbian citizens. Last week a bill was endorsed by Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers, making homosexual acts “unpardonable.” This bill is expected to pass quickly when it is brought to a vote next week.

EAC Prepares to Admit South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - The East African Community has set aside a budget for the admission of South Sudan into the bloc even though Juba may have to wait until 2016 to fully join. The process, to start after the EAC Council of Ministers meeting in August, is projected to take at least four years.

South Sudan Shuts Down Oil Production and Accuses the North of...

The government of the Republic of South Sudan has decided to shut down all its oil production throughout the country in response to the action by Khartoum which confiscated the oil as it flows through North Sudan pipelines. The resolution was passed today in the Council of Ministers meeting chaired by President Salva Kiir Mayardit. The minister of Petroleum and Mining, Stephen Dhiew, was directed by the Council to immediately workout the technicalities of shutting down the oil operations.