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S. Sudan, S. Africa Sign Six-Year Oil Production-Sharing Agreement

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan and South Africa on Monday signed a six-year production-sharing agreement for an untapped exploration block in the East African country, where production has been hit by civil war. The Exploration Production Sharing Agreement for Block B2 was signed by Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth, South Sudan’s Minister of Petroleum and Jeff Radebe, South Africa’s Minister of Energy, according to a reporter at the ceremony said.

South Africa To Invest $1bn In South Sudan’s Oil Sector

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's oil minister says South Africa will invest $1 billion into the war-torn country's oil sector in what would be the largest investment in the east African country's history. Ezekiel Lol Gatkuoth confirmed Friday's signing of the memorandum of understanding with South Africa's energy minister, Jeff Radebe. Radebe tells state broadcaster SABC that both countries would benefit.

Security Council Rejects US Attempts To Bring Down South Sudan’s Govt

AFRICANGLOBE - The UN Security Council on Friday rejected a US-drafted resolution on imposing an arms embargo and sanctions on South Sudan amid divisions over how to pressure leaders to end the three-year conflict. The measure presented by the United States garnered only seven votes in favour in the 15-member council, while eight countries including Russia, China and Japan abstained.

United Nations Accused Of Supplying Weapons To Rebels In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - A Geneva-based research group accused the UN mission in South Sudan of supplying weapons to rebels loyal to former Vice President Riek Machar just weeks after civil war began in the world’s youngest nation. The assortment of arms were used to carry out one of the war's worst atrocities, according to the Small Arms Survey report late Thursday.

How Did Rebels In South Sudan Get Hold Of UN Weapons?

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudan rebels loyal to traitor Riek Machar acquired weapons they used to commit atrocities in Unity State from the United Nations Mission in South Sudan soldiers, a new report says. The Small Arms Survey, a lobby group disclosed in a new investigation released last week that the UN officials operating in South Sudan's Bentiu town offered dozens of weapons and ammunitions to rebel General James Koang after the outbreak of war in 2013.

South Sudan: Traitor Riek Machar ‘Under House Arrest’ In South Africa

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar, who fled to the Democratic Republic of Congo in August after fierce fighting, is being held in South Africa to stop him stirring up trouble, diplomatic and political sources said on Tuesday. Removing Machar from circulation would be a blow to his rebel SPLA-IO faction in its three-year war with President Salva Kiir’s mainstream SPLA, and could sway a conflict the United Nations has been sponsoring.

Japanese Troops Land In South Sudan, Given First Fighting Mandate Since...

AFRICANGLOBE - A contingent of Japanese troops landed in South Sudan on Monday, an official said - a mission that critics say could see them embroiled in their country's first overseas fighting since World War Two.

Peace Returns As South Sudan’s President Pardons Former Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudanese President Salva Kiir has granted an amnesty to at least 750 troops of rebel leader Riek Machar who crossed to the DR Congo when fighting broke out in Juba in July. Defence minister Kuol Manyang Juk disclosed that Juba was ready to welcome the disarmed combatants currently residing in refugee camps in Goma should they accept the amnesty offer.

Meet Manute Bol, The Tallest Basketball Player In NBA History

AFRICANGLOBE - The tallest player in NBA history is Sudanese-born Manute Bol who stood at 7ft 7in. He is a political activist, he is also the only player in NBA history to have killed a lion with a spear and to have paid 80 cows for his wife. He died June 19, 2010 (aged 47)

United Nations Trying To Bring Down The Government Of South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan President Salva Kiir has accused the United Nations of working with his rivals to orchestrate a regime change. Mr Kiir was reacting to the latest UN report which stated that he and his chief of general staff, Paul Malong Awan, ordered renewed fighting in Juba on July 8. The UN has however denied siding with rebels, saying the global body transported rebel leader Riek Machar and 500 armed opposition fighters on humanitarian grounds.

East African Countries Backs Replacement Of Traitor Riek Machar

AFRICANGLOBE - The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (Igad) has said it is up to the South Sudan government to decide whether Riek Machar should be reinstated as the country’s first vice president. The comment by Igad follows the group’s call on August 5 for Machar to be reinstalled as first vice president. His removal was not consistent with the terms of last year’s peace agreement between South Sudan’s warring parties, Igad said three weeks ago.

South Sudan’s President Wins Over Opposition Opposition, Consolidating Govt Position

AFRICANGLOBE - A month since he fled Juba, little has been heard from traitor Riek Machar, save for a brief interview with Al Jazeera TV. He is believed to be hiding in Yei, south of Juba. Meanwhile, President Salva Kiir has been consolidating his grip on power, reaching out to members of the South Sudan People’s Liberation Movement in Opposition (SPLM-IO). The effort seems to be paying off.

Why Is America Trying To Overthrow South Sudan’s Government?

AFRICANGLOBE - The government of South Sudan has strongly criticized the U.S.' proposal at the UN Security Council to send 4,000 soldiers to the country, alleging the move is aimed at instigating a regime change. The government claimed the resolution would give the UN the ability to govern the country. "Previously, the international community intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya with the aim to bring peace and democracy to those states, [however, it only] succeeded in removing the ruling regimes there, but failed to bring peace and security, and no one till now knows when peace will return in those countries,"

Regime Change Agenda: Obama To Send 200 Soldiers To South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Barack Obama on Friday said he would deploy up to 200 US troops equipped with combat equipment to South Sudan. The US troops will be initially stationed in neighboring Uganda, Obama said in a notice to the Us Congress.

South Sudan: Who Is Arming TRAITOR Riek Machar?

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan Forces belonging to First Vice-President Riek Machar seem to have more sophisticated weapons, but the source of the arms is unclear. In December 2014, a senior official with the SPLM-In-Opposition revealed they had acquired sophisticated weapons including anti-tank and anti-aircraft shoulder-launched surface-to-air missiles and QW-18 Man-Portable Air-Defence System.

Cavorting With War Criminals: Zuma Meets Bashir In China

AFRICANGLOBE - President Jacob Zuma recently met Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir "to strengthen co-operation" between the two countries. The two misleaders committed themselves to more meetings, at ministerial level, and Zuma accepted an invitation by al-Bashir to visit Sudan.