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DISPATCH The Rehabilitation of Africa’s Most Isolated Dictatorship

FROM FOREIGN POLICY Eritrea is coming in from the cold. Could that spark a shooting war with Ethiopia? ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Two recent and seemingly incongruous events may one day be seen as symbolic turning points for Eritrea, an authoritarian, one-party state often referred to as Africa’s hermit kingdom. The first was a bloody […]

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U.S. Push to Halt Genocide in South Sudan Unravels at United Nations

  The Security Council is balking at an arms embargo that is too little, too late for the world’s youngest nation. BY COLUM LYNCH Faced with a dire U.N. warning of a possible genocide in South Sudan, the United States was set this week to finally embrace an arms embargo against the world’s newest country […]

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South Sudan agrees to deploy regional protection force

From al Jazeera The decision comes after months of hesitation by South Sudan after soaring violence erupted in Juba in July. South Sudan agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated force in Juba [Thomas Mukoya/Reuters] The South Sudan government has agreed to accept the deployment of a UN-mandated regional force in Juba, a spokesman […]

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UN renews Somalia-Eritrea arms embargo

By Associated Press November 10 at 3:01 PM UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has renewed an arms embargo on Somalia and Eritrea citing a continuing threat from al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab militants. The 15-member council on Thursday approved the renewal of sanctions with 10 nations voting in favor and five abstaining. “The sanctions are preventing […]

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UN Commission of Inquiry Calls for Eritrean Leaders to Face Justice

Salem Solomon FILE – Eritrean refugees hold placards during a rally in support of a recent U.N. report that accused Eritrean leaders of committing crimes against humanity, outside the E.U. offices in Ramat Gan, Israel, June 21, 2016. A U.N.-backed commission assigned to investigate human rights violations in Eritrea is calling for a tribunal or […]

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Ethiopia pledges probe into killing of protesters

From Al Jazeera The Ethiopian government says it will investigate allegations that security forces killed hundreds of protesters. Ethiopian government has said it will launch an independent investigation about the killing of protesters by security forces during anti-government demonstrations but denied that the police violence in the country is “systematic.” “I have to reiterate once […]

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Rampaging South Sudan troops raped foreigners, killed local people

By JASON PATINKIN FILE – In this Monday, July 25, 2016 file photo, some of the more than 30,000 civilians sheltering… Read more NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice. “Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape […]

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South Sudan: Killings, Rapes, Looting in Juba

Arms Embargo, Additional UN Sanctions Needed (Nairobi) – Soldiers killed and raped civilians and extensively looted civilian property, including humanitarian goods, during and after clashes between government and opposition forces in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, in July, 2016, Human Rights Watch said today. In many cases, government forces appeared to target non-Dinka civilians. As a […]

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South Sudan government to review U.N. decision on extra troops

By Denis Dumo | JUBA South Sudan said on Sunday it would consider the U.N.’s decision to authorize sending extra troops to the country following an eruption of fierce fighting, softening its stance after initially rejecting the initiative. The U.N. Security Council voted to authorize an extra 4,000 troops on Friday, drawing a swift response […]

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South Sudan stands on brink of abyss, warns UN chief

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon ©AFP UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has expressed serious concerns about the ongoing violence in South Sudan, saying the African country stands “on the brink of an abyss.” Addressing a UN Security Council session on Thursday, Ban said “the promises of the new state for peace, justice and opportunity […]

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