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Riek Machar, South Sudan opposition leader in Khartoum for medical treatment

South Sudan opposition leader Riek Machar. Photo©Mulugeta Ayene/AP/SIPASouth Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, is in Khartoum for medical treatment, Sudan's Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman told the state news agency SUNA on Tuesday.

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UNHCR lacks funds to tackle South Sudan refugee overcrowding

File photo©Rebecca Blackwell/AP/SIPAThe United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has bemoaned the lack of funds to manage the ever increasing numbers of South Sudan refugees to neighbouring countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Will the UN save us from hell?

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon retires at the end of 2016 Mary Altaffer/AP/SIPAIf we want UN missions to succeed, they must be highly trained and properly equipped.

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East Africa's IGAD seek special UN mandate to secure South Sudan's capital

File photo©AP/SIPAEast Africa's Intergovernmental Authority on Development, IGAD, is seeking a revision of UN Peacekeeping force in South Sudan (UNMISS)'s mandate in an effort to set up an intervention brigade that will secure Juba, that country's capital.

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South Africa government loses Sudan's al Bashir court appeal

Sudanese President Al-Bashir has an ICC arrest warrant hanging over his head for alleged crimes against humanity. Photo©ReutersThe South African government on Tuesday lost an appeal against a High Court judgement that condemned its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit to the country last year, as unlawful.

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Catch me if you can: Omar Bashir and the ICC

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Photo©Bernat Armangue/AP/SIPAWanted Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir has once again defied an international warrant for his arrest by flying to Indonesia.

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South Sudan and Sudan agree to peg crude pipeline fees to oil price

File photo©ReutersTransit fees that Sudan charges its neighbour South Sudan will be based on prevailing crude oil prices, a move away from a fixed fee, South Sudan's petroleum minister said on Wednesday.

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Lion population discovered at Ethiopian park

A pride of 200 lions has been spotted at an Ethiopian nature reserve where it was previously believed that the wild cats had become extinct due to widespread poaching.

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Horn of Africa States Follow Gulf into the Yemen War

Photo©ReutersIn the Horn, where cash-strapped regimes often teeter on the brink of financial survival and alliances are made and broken with bewildering regularity, the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has found willing partners as Saudi-Iranian tensions escalate.

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Oil & Gas: Sudan agrees to cut transit fees for South Sudan crude

Sudan has agreed to cut the transit fees for South Sudanese oil crossing its territory via pipeline to the Red Sea, the official Sudan News Agency said on Thursday.

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Climate Change: African projects win Norwegian CO2 credit tender

The Norwegian government has selected four African projects in its latest tender to buy carbon credits to meet its emission targets, it said, paying several times the current market rate.

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Sudan Country Profile 2015: Bashir won't back down

altPresident Omar al-Bashir shows no signs of walking away from his powerful position.

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South Africa asks ICC for more time to explain Omar Al-Bashir issue

In June, the SA government defied a court order to arrest Sudanese president, Al-Bashir when he was in the country for an AU summit. Photo©ReutersSouth Africa has asked the International Criminal Court for an extension to respond to a request surrounding the events of Sudan President Omar Al Bashir's attendance of the African Union summit in August and their subsequent failure to arrest and surrender him.

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Sudan: wheat import subsidy scrapped

Photos@ReuterswheatSudan has scrapped a special U.S. dollar/Sudanese pound exchange rate used for wheat imports, effectively removing a subsidy, the finance ministry said today.

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South Africa suffers set back in al-Bashir case

The ICC issued a warrant of arrest for al-Bashir on charges of war crimes and genocide. Photo©ReutersA South African court has ruled that the government cannot appeal against a judgement that said it acted unconstitutionally by failing to arrest Sudan President Omar al-Bashir when he visited the country in June.

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South Africa's opposition leader, Maimane renews Zuma impeachment plans

DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, has asked parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob ZumaSouth Africa's official opposition, the Democratic Alliance (DA) has asked parliament to debate a motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma, accusing him of flouting the constitution by allowing Sudanese leader, Omar al Bashir to leave the country despite a court order barring his exit.

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South Africa's contradictions hurt foreign policy

Blame it on the boogie: Zuma doesn’t let diplomatic headaches spoil the party. Photo©Herman Verwey/Foto24/Gallo Images/GettyZuma's flip-flop on the arrest of Sudan's President Bashir cast a cloud over an AU summit that was supposed to help resolve recent diplomatic conflicts.

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Al-Bashir's escape from justice divides South Africans

South Africans are divided about the recent furore over their government's defiance of a court order that called for the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al Bashir.

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Court ordered arrest of Sudanese leader hours after he sneaked out of South Africa

Omar al-Bashir, President of SudanA South African court on Monday ordered the arrest of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir, hours after he sneaked out of the country in defiance of a court order that prevented him from flying out.

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United Nations on racism and marginalisation against people of African descent

Sam Kahamba Kutesa, President of the United Nations General Assembly’s sixty-ninth session. Photo©Africa Section/Paddy IlosThe transatlantic slave trade and colonialism led to the scattering of people of African descent throughout the world. They continue to be marginalised and discriminated against to this day. In an exclusive interview, the United Nations President of the 69thGeneral Assembly, Uganda's Sam Kutesa, explains why the global body is so concerned about discrimination against people of African descent and its recent decision to dedicate a whole decade to them. 2015-2024 is the International Decade for People of African Descent.

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