Tag Archive | Regional Issues

Is Genocide in South Sudan Next?

Strathink Editorial Team In a world saturated with bad news, the recent eruption of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital not only is tragic but threatens the entire region.  Since December 2013, South Sudanese President Salva Kiir and Vice President Riek Machar have been dismantling the fragile political unity of the world’s newest state and […]

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South Sudan: Clashes erupt in Juba hours after UN plea

BBC Share Image copyrightAFPImage captionGovernment helicopter gunships were seen over Juba on Monday South Sudan strife Renewed fighting has broken out in South Sudan between forces loyal to the president and vice-president. A reporter in the capital, Juba, told the BBC gunfire and large explosions could be heard all over the city. He said heavy […]

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Eritreans in Ethiopia demonstrate over abuses back home

AP A woman dressed in the colors of the Eritrean flag stands symbolically chained, at a demonstration by Eritrean refugees and dissidents outside the headquarters of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Thursday, June 23, 2016. Hundreds of Eritrean refugees and dissidents in Ethiopia have demonstrated against alleged human rights abuses committed by Eritrea’s […]

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Eritrea accuses Ethiopia of contemplating full-scale war

GENEVA | BY TOM MILES Ethiopia is contemplating full-scale war against Eritrea, an Eritrean official told the U.N. Human Rights Council on Tuesday, as he defended his country against allegations of crimes against humanity. Eritrean and Ethiopian troops clashed along their border on June 12. Each has accused the other of starting the hostilities. Last […]

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Press Release: Ministry of Information, Eritrea

Press Release   TPLF Regime launches an attack The TPLF regime has today, Sunday 12 June 2016, unleashed an attack against Eritrea on the Tsorona Central Front. The purpose and ramifications of this attack are not clear. The Government of Eritrea will issue further statements on the unfolding situation. Ministry of Information Asmara 12 June […]

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Update-1|Breaking| Heavy fighting on Ethiopia Eritrea border

Posted on Sunday, June 12, 2016 @ 3:12 pm by Daniel Berhane (Adds mid-day developments) A heavy fighting is going on the Tsorena front of Ethiopian Eritrean border, multiple sources confirmed to HornAffairs. Fighting in the Tsorena area of the border started since 5 am at dawn and it is still ongoing. The sound of […]

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Ethiopian, Eritrean Troops Clash on Border, Horn Affairs Says

William Davison Ethiopian and Eritrean troops clashed at several border locations on Sunday, local website Horn Affairs said, citing sources it didn’t identify. Ethiopia’s government said it had no reports of incidents. Fighting involving heavy artillery began around 5 a.m. and continued until at least early afternoon, the Addis Ababa-based website said. The incident could […]

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Commission of Inquiry on Eritrea – Press Conference (Geneva, 8 June 2016)

8 Jun 2016 – Presentation of the second report by the Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea Speaker: Mike Smith, Chairperson, Commission of Inquiry on human rights in Eritrea. Geneva, 8 June 2016 Good morning and thank you all very much for coming to this briefing on today’s publication of the report of the UN […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: ‘Embedded’ With Doctors Without Borders

National Public Radio MARC SILVER A woman walks between two of the tents that house the hospital wards. Most of the camp’s residents are women and children. David Gilkey/NPR For five days and five nights in February, NPR reporters Jason Beaubien and Kelly McEvers were “embedded” with Doctors Without Borders in the middle of nowhere. […]

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South Sudan National Security directors fail to appear in court

JUBA The two directors of the National Security Service, External Affairs Director Thomas Duoth and Internal Affairs Director Akol Koor have failed to appeal before a high court in Juba today in spite of a court summons. High Court Judge Lado Armeno on Tuesday summoned the pair to testify as witnesses in a case involving […]

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