Southern Sudan has been officially admitted to the African Union, becoming the 54th member country. The Addis Ababa-headquartered organisation Wednesday said it had accepted an official request for membership from the Southern Sudan Government.
South Sudan's independence from the rest of Sudan is the result of the January 2011 referendum held under the terms of the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) that ended the decades-long civil war between the North and the South.
The historic $1-trillion African free trade area, the first vital steps towards which were taken over the weekend, will serve as a major boost for the BRICS grouping, says International Marketing Council of South Africa CEO Miller Matola.
Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN, Mr Ban Ki-moon, has expressed confidence that the chances of Africa's representation in the UN Security Council are bright, saying Nigeria remains a dependable ally of the UN
Rap group Cali Swag District's M-Bone was recently shot and killed late last night. While details have been kept brief, according to an Inglewood police spokesperson, the 22 year old group member sustained multiple gunshot wounds to the head while sitting in his vehicle on Le Brea Avenue.
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