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War Criminal Omar Al-Bashir To Seek Re-Election In 2015

AFRICANGLOBE - Sudanese President and fugitive war criminal Omar al-Bashir - in power since a 1989 coup - will stand for re-election in April 2015 after being retained as the leader of Sudan's ruling party, an adviser has said.

‘Heavy’ Fighting Hits South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - A new round of violence between the South Sudan's democratically elected government and foreign backed rebels has cast renewed fears peace talks have become irreparably derailed.

South Sudan: Split Over Western Support For Rebels

AFRICANGLOBE - The South Sudanese government is sharply divided over the level of involvement of Western countries in the current conflict, amid claims some are providing support to rebels forces...

China Sending 1,800 “Peacekeepers” To South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - China is sending hundreds of troops to join the U.N. "peacekeeping force" in South Sudan, where Chinese companies have major oil interests. Comments from China's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday followed a report in the Wall Street Journal that said China was deploying troops to protect South Sudanese oil fields and the Chinese workers and installations around them.

South Sudan Rebels Agree On Ceasefire

AFRICANGLOBE - The conflicting parties of ‪South Sudan today signed the Implementation Matrix of the Cessation of Hostilities agreement and it's addition at the ongoing 27th Extraordinary Session of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and Government on the situation in South Sudan in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, IGAD secretariat said.

South Sudan Says European Union Sanctions “Unfair”

AFRICANGLOBE - “It is unjustifiable and unfair for the European Union council to sanction a commander of an army division for carrying out constitutional mandate. This is not right,” defence minister Kuol Manyang Juuk said in an interview on Sunday.

Fresh Headache For Uganda As Ethiopian Army Enters Juba

AFRICANGLOBE - The first group of 90 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in the South Sudan capital Juba, as the elements of Igad’s regional Protection and Deterrent Force begin to fall into place. Their arrival a fortnight ago, however, does not pave the way for the near-term withdrawal of Ugandan troops.

These 10 Countries Will Be The Fastest-Growing Economies In 2014

AFRICANGLOBE - The Economist Intelligence Unit has released its projections for economic growth in 2014, including the economies that are expected to grow the most this year. The results are telling – and have implications way beyond these 10 countries.

South Sudan Leaders Agree To Form Transitional Government

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan's president and rebel chief met in a bid to end six months of civil war, agreeing to forge a transitional government within a 60-day deadline, Ethiopia's prime minster said.

Egypt Offers Troops To South Sudan – Is It A Proxy...

AFRICANGLOBE - The historical attempt of Egyptians to invade Ethiopia in order to control the Blue Nile never showed applauded rest, and no leader of Egypt who led a war against Ethiopia in the past has lived to tell the history. It always ended in a paradoxical myth.

US Demands Stoppage Of South Sudan Military Offensive

AFRICANGLOBE - South Sudan admitted on Sunday that the United States had demanded it immediately halt a military offensive against foreign backed rebels groups and accelerate talks to end the ongoing conflict.

South Sudan Now Doubtful Of UN, West’s Intentions

AFRICANGLOBE - With a political solution to the South Sudan crisis still elusive, the government is growing increasingly suspicious of the United Nations and some Western countries over what Juba sees as undeclared sympathies for the rebel cause.

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.

South Sudan Takes UN To Task Over Weapons Smuggling

AFRICANGLOBE - The row between South Sudan and the United Nations over the ongoing conflict in Juba has deepened, threatening to worsen the war. The Juba government wants an explanation from the UN relating to the latest recent seizure of weapons allegedly destined for rebels in the Lakes State.

Egypt To Position Troops In South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - Egypt, which is currently suspended from the continental block of the African Union (AU,) has promised to send troops to the world's newest nation, South Sudan.

African Solution: East African Countries To Deploy Troops To South Sudan

AFRICANGLOBE - East African leaders on Thursday authorised the prompt deployment of a Protection and Deterrent Force from the region to help restore peace and stability in South Sudan.