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Famine Declared in South Sudan: This should be the end of the line for Kiir and Machar

Last month the U.N. declared a famine in two parts of South Sudan and warned that nearly half the population—some 5.5 million people—is in urgent need of food assistance. According to a recent U.N. report, “The bulk of evidence suggests that the famine … has resulted from protracted conflict and, in particular, the cumulative toll […]

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Current Tensions in Ethopia: Looking Inward

  By the Strathink Editorial Team The scale and scope of Ethiopia’s political unrest during the past year has alarmed officials of the Ethiopian Peoples’ Revolutionary Democratic  Front (EPRDF), and with good reason. In Oromia, home to Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, simmering tensions have erupted over, ostensibly, the Addis Ababa Master Plan and later into […]

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Money Given to Kenya, Since Stolen, Puts Nike in Spotlight

New York Times By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN Photo Kenyan runners, feared by rivals from other countries, training in the Rift Valley north of Nairobi in January.CreditSimon Maina/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images  NAIROBI, Kenya — When a Chinese clothing company swooped in and offered to sponsor Kenya’s famed runners, Nike panicked, Kenyan officials say. “Can we talk about the situation?” a […]

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Tanzania Ruling Party Suffers Yet Another Defection as Campaigning Begins

James Butty (VOA) Campaigning for Tanzania’s October 25th presidential elections began Sunday. The ruling Chama Cha Mapinduzi (CCM) party has dominated Tanzanian politics since independence in 1964. This time, observers say, the race promises to be the closest in that country’s history. The CCM has suffered two major defections to the opposition. First, former Prime […]

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Somalia corruption probe: minister asked Lord Howard for funding

From the Financial Times Katrina Manson and Tom Burgis in London A Somali minister wrote to Michael Howard last year requesting “financial support” from the UK oil company which is chaired by the former Conservative party leader and whose payments to Somali officials are now at the centre of a fraud squad investigation. The letter, […]

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Kenya and US agree deal on stringent measures to stem runaway corruption

From Kenya’s Daily Nation Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta (right) and US President Barack Obama give a joint press conference at the State House in Nairobi on July 25, 2015. Kenya and US have signed an agreement aimed at curbing corruption and help seal loopholes in the dwindling war against the vice in the government. AFP […]

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Sudan Expert: International community enabled South Sudanese corruption

Alex de Waal discusses how South Sudan, the world’s newest country, was set up to fail. From al-Jazeera April 12, 2015 1:30PM ET by The Fault Lines Digital Team In “South Sudan: Country of Dreams,” Fault Lines investigates how the U.S. helped create the world’s newest nation, then watched it spiral into civil war.. The film airs […]

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South Sudan: War Without End

South Sudan: war without end – By Richard Dowden Posted on March 26, 2015 by AfricanArgumentsEditor Last week President Salva Kiir of South Sudan rejected all the main proposals put forward by the African Union to bring peace to Africa’s newest state. Standing on the temporary podium erected for Independence Day just over three and […]

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