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Songwriter and journalist
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Candidate in next year's Presidential elections in Nigeria, former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria
""It’s very much a success story for the security which is in place at the moment…""Chris Phillips
Counter Terrorism Expert
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Emmy Award-winning director and producer, author, TEDx speaker, peace advocate and reformed extremist.
""Got a few screws loose, I guess. Never really knew it until now.""Richard 'Beebo' Russell
Suspect in Seattle stolen plane incident
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Consultant in a Management and Consulting firm in Greece
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Policy analyst on Latin America at the Cato Institute’s Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity
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Democratic Republic Of Congo
Pope Francis has made a surprise announcement saying he wants to make a trip to famine-struck, war-torn South Sudan, but not on his own.
Famine has been declared in some areas of South Sudan - the first time such a declaration has been made since 2011. The country has been dogged by civil war, drought and hyperinflation. The situation
President Salva Kiir denies using starvation and rape as weapons of war as the UN describes the conflict as "fertile ground" for genocide.
Uganda allows refugees to move in and out of settlements, provides land, and allows them to work.
The number of South Sudanese refugees in neighbouring countries passed the 1 million mark in September.
The commander of the UN force in South Sudan, Lt Gen Johnson Mogoa Kimani Ondieki, has been sacked following a damning report UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Tuesday that he was “deeply distr
Under increasing international pressure, South Sudan has agreed to accept 4,000 extra peacekeepers.
The United Nations says it intervened on humanitarian grounds to help South Sudan’s former vice president and opposition leader in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of…
One year to the day since the signing of the peace agreement in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and there is renewed tension between the two warring factions in South…
Refugees in Kenya who have fled the fighting in South Sudan are being given a chance to become self sufficient under a new initiative from the government and the UNHCR.
South Sudan’s embattled government has agreed to allow an international protection force to be deployed in the country, after a United Nations mission failed to prevent…
Evacuees from South Sudan have been arriving in the Kenyan capital Nairobi following days of violence and tension in Juba.
Days of heavy fighting in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, have been followed by relative calm after the warring president and vice president ordered their forces to cease…
Salva Kiir has ordered his SPLA army to observe a ceasefire in South Sudan.
Fresh clashes have erupted in Juba between forces loyal to the president and those supporting the vice president, renewing fears South Sudan will slip back into full-blown civil…
Fears are growing of a return to civil war in South Sudan after renewed fighting between forces loyal to the country’s president and vice president.
Gunbattles in South Sudan’s capital Juba erupted for a fourth day between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and soldiers who support the vice president Riek Machar around a military…
Gunbattles erupted in South Sudan on its fifth independence anniversary and as peace talks were underway in the capital Juba.
South Sudanese rebel leader Riek Machar is back in the capital Juba and has retaken his position as the country’s first vice president. He has taken
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has ordered the opening of his country’s borders with South Sudan for the first time since the south seceded in